is there a way to download a driver without reboot?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mantra, Apr 26, 2011.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    is there a way to download , unload from the memory a drvier like *.sys without reboot the system ?

    is there a tool that can do it ?


    thanks
    cheers
     
  2. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Not sure about a tool, there definitely is a way since Sandboxie upgrades do exactly this, no reboot needed.
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks

    sadly i 'm looking for a way to un-load a driver , but did not find anything on the net
     
  4. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    I am afraid there is no universal tool for this, since the driver code has to support the unloading and free allocated resources on unload.
     
  5. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    @ mantra

    Don't know whether any of these "might" throw some light on the subject for you ? But i was curious enough myself to go looking, here's what i discovered.

    Mark Russinovich on the Sony rootkit debarcle :eek: back in 2005, made these comments, i found Originally Posted by molotov

    If any of it works, and/or you find a solution that does, let us know :thumb:
     
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