romulocarlos

Run program in early boot

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello.

Can AutoIt make a program that runs in early boot of Windows? I mean, before all things loaded...

Comparing, is like Checkdisk or Avast scan at boot.

It can?

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#3 ·  Posted

@romulocarlos there are plenty of folks using autoit scripts in a PXE environment, if that is what you mean. But if you are talking outside of Windows in the fashion of an AV tool, they are usually booting to their own Linux-flavor kernel. Chkdsk (at least in the old days, but I believe still today) simply gets the handoff from the MBR to the NTLDR, which scans the file system for continuity during boot. It is doubtful that you'll have any luck running a script in the pre-boot arena.

My next question would be, why do you want to?

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#4 ·  Posted

On 09/03/2017 at 2:29 PM, JLogan3o13 said:

@romulocarlos there are plenty of folks using autoit scripts in a PXE environment, if that is what you mean. But if you are talking outside of Windows in the fashion of an AV tool, they are usually booting to their own Linux-flavor kernel. Chkdsk (at least in the old days, but I believe still today) simply gets the handoff from the MBR to the NTLDR, which scans the file system for continuity during boot. It is doubtful that you'll have any luck running a script in the pre-boot arena.

My next question would be, why do you want to?

Thanks.

Here in Brazil several bank programs use a "plague" called Warsaw. If you search for it (or G-Buster Browser Defender) you see a lot of (Portugueze) results, with people talking about slow performance, and even privacy problems and suspicious computer behavior. Even uninstalling this program, it remains resident on the computer after restart, "spying" the user with the "keep safe" excuse.

For now, the only way to remove this pest is by using a livedvd like Ubuntu or Hirens, but it's a lot of work for a "regular" user.

So I wanted to create a script to remove this program because it does not accept being removed with Windows running.

 

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#5 ·  Posted

@romulocarlos understood, but the answer is no, you are not going to be able to do what you're after.

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