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  1. #1
    golden_123
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    Ida

    HI i have ida verson 4.1, and was going threw Ghric3 tut on cracking ghost.exe. When i search for text in core i never find what i suppose to. Is it possible my version is diffent then his or is alt-b not the shortcut for that search like he said in his tut. I did a search in ida for that feature and came across this:

    long FindBinary (long ea,long flag,char str);
    // str - a string as a user enters it for Search Text
    in Core
    // example: "41 42" - find 2 bytes 41h,42h

    I honestly dont know what that is talking about or how to do it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    I promise that I have read the FAQ and tried to use the Search to answer my question.

  2. #2

    As above

    Simple...

    SEARCH in BINARY
    =============
    This will search the "binary" file. It actually looks for the "bytes" of data rather than "HOW" they are represented in the disassembly screen. So a search-in-binary for "AIMLESS" will actually CONVERT A=35, I=4C, M=22 (just examples) and so on, and search for these "BYTES".

    SEARCH in TEXT
    ===========
    Same as in wordprocessor searches. It will search based on what you "SEE" in the disassembly. Therefore, you can also search for instructions like "PUSH" or "CALL".

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