Where to look for drivers or rootkits installation failures

On modern Windows such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, Microsoft has implemented some extra mechanisms to protect Windows users from malicious software such as rootkits.

One of these security mechanisms is this: Every driver for Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8 cannot be installed on the system if it is not digital signed and certified from Microsoft and its partners. This doesn’t mean that attackers haven’t found a way to bypass all those mechanisms.

Who is completely safe, 100%, in a digital and online world?!?!

For every damaged, signed incorrectly or malicious driver installation from an unknown source, Microsoft Windows keeps logs. To find these logs follow these steps:

1. Type Event Viewer in Start menu Search field

2. Expand Applications and Services Logs

3. Expand Microsoft

4. Expand Windows

5. Expand CodeIntegrity

6. Click on Operational

Inspect Logs!

 

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