OutputDebugString

Created the Monday 18 March 2019. Updated 3 years, 10 months ago.

This Windows API is often used by developers for debugging purpose. It will display a text to the attached debugger. This API is also used by Malware to open a communication channel between one or multiple processes.

It is possible to use OutputDebugString in addition of GetLastError / SetLastError to detect debugger presence.


Technique Identifier

U0117

Technique Tag

outputdebugstring


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External Links

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