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    APIHooking and ConsoleMode applications


    I have a small console application that I'm trying to reverse. I wanted to spy on what APIs that is is making at some "critical" point in code. So, I run APISpy on it but alas, APISpy Log shows nothing . Somebody tells me that APISpy kind of programs (which use Windows Message based hooks) will not work with Console mode applications. I understand the reason why.

    But my question is is there any utility that can spy on Console mode applications' API calls also?

    -- FoxThree

    * Edited by FoxThree *
    Google search gave me a nice application called APIMonitor @ Wonder why this one didn't turn up before I posted
    Last edited by foxthree; June 27th, 2002 at 13:25.
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    Why not use Numega's SmartCheck?
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    : Code Injector : nikolatesla20's Avatar
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    Try this

    According to some documentation I was reading, some API hooks install their DLL by injecting it using a registry key - that only works with console apps if they import USER32.DLL

    So if the app isn't packed, maybe try just adding an import from USER32.dll (like messageboxa)- just throw it in the IAT table even tho it won't be used, this imports the DLL into your mem space - and then try running your APIspy again to see what happens?

    Just a thought.


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