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How Can I Identify a driver application

Created: 27 Apr 2014 | 4 comments

How Can I Identify the application is Driver application or not.

I have some idea about that, That is I have check In folder " Windows/inf" and of OEMxx.inf and OEMxx.pnf files.

But with out this is there any way to check the application is Driver application or not.

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EdT's picture

Does it install a SYS file?

Does it place the file in the drivers folder under System32?

Does it have an INF file in the file collection?

Are registry keys installed in the driver area of the registry?

Is the installation intended to support some hardware ?

There is no single check that points to something being a driver, you just have to gather the evidence and make a decision based on what you find.

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VBScab's picture

No offence but why would anyone care? Does it need to be installed or not?

Don't know why 'x' happened? Want to know why 'y' happened? Use ProcMon and it will tell you.
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Sanjeevi's picture

HI Edt

I Got the SYS files and all what you said. But I need with out install application how can i identify is that Driver application or not,.

SK's picture

To check without installing, either contact the vendor, read the apps documentation, or open the msi with a product like Wise, AdminStudio, RayPack, etc.

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