This is the second installment of the Defender’s Guide series. In keeping with the theme, we are discussing Windows Services, the underlying technology, common attack vectors, and methods of securing/monitoring them. Services are an important part of the Windows operating system, allowing the control and configuration of long-running processes essential to keeping the OS functional. This also allows services to be a common vector of escalation and persistence by attackers. Some services (especially custom services) run with high privilege levels, and are set to restart themselves on boot. This is a slam dunk for the enterprising attacker looking to gain a foothold in an environment.
Everything you ever wanted to know about services in Windows, particularly as it relates to security.
Windows is really broken. Almost no old software works any more with update 19025.2469. No matter if you have the steam of origin library up to date. And to make it worse is that no games on gog that relies on gdi works. anymore.
I do get that microsoft want to remove “cruft! but hey, please removing woking sollutions. ist not one of them.
I have options for most in linux and old windows programs works fine in that envionment, and it plays red alert 2 without fixes.