WinDbg

Debugging Hacking Tool


What is WinDbg?
WinDbg, like OllyDbg, is a multipurpose debugger for Microsoft Windows that is distributed by Microsoft. This hacker tool can be used to debug user mode applications, drivers, and the operating system itself, i.e. within the kernel mode. WinDbg runs from a GUI application. Many users of this tool also tend to use the Visual Studio Debugger. WinDbg can be used for debugging kernel-mode memory dumps. For those that don’t know, ‘kernel-mode memory dumps’ is the data that is accumulated from the ‘Blue Screen Of Death’. WinDbg can also be used for post-mortem debugging. WinDbg also has the ability to automatically load debugging symbol files (for example PDB files) from a server by matching various criteria (e.g., timestamp, CRC, single or even the multiprocessor version).

Is WinDbg Free?
Just like WindDbg, all official versions are free.

Does WinDbg Work on all Operating Systems?
No, It only works on Windows operating systems.

What are the Typical Uses for WinDbg?
The primary purpose of this tool is to debug memory dumps after Windows operating system encounters a crash or what other calls the “Blue Screen of Death”. This tool can also let you debug in Kernel mode.



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