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Is there a specific reason Serial.sys has a typo in description?


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#1 Carpentry

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:11 AM

I saw the auto run entry called Serial, publisher: Brother Industries. I noticed it's description is spelled "Brotehr Serial I/F Driver (WDM)." I had no issues on my computer and I submitted the file to virus total and it came out clean. It seems intentional.

 

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#2 Platypus

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:04 AM

I think it likely either a simple typographical error, maybe from a programmer whose first language is not English, or a deliberate strategy against fakery (unlikely).

A Google search reveals the driver naming appearing for many years in inquiries and system logs, including logs posted here on BC, without it indicating a problem.

Edited by Platypus, 23 March 2017 - 03:05 AM.

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