Bypass The UEFI’s Windows 7/8 Key installation

This is my guide to bypass The UEFI‘s Windows 7/8 forced key installation, after long search there are many request on the internet by Windows 8 users who love to install fresh Windows 8/8.1 on the integrated laptops with EFI Windows key.

Actually myself never had any issues with reinstalling Windows OS on any Computer nor Laptops will Windows 8. When i was trying to install Windows 8  Pro (OEM) onto a laptop which used OEM Activation, the Windows 8 Pro installer pulled the key from the BIOS and once installed was activated as Windows 8 and not Windows 8 Pro. JEIKS!

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ATTN: Do not download #CryptoCoin Trader from #Sourceforge. Those who have ran the program on your PC, please format ASAP!

I spotted few mins ago that there is link to download a open source trading program call Cryptocoin trader.

One anonymous user claimed that the source code is safe but i decided to run the precompiled exe on my VM to be sure.
The program extracts qtbitcoin trader client and some suspicious executables (bridgemigplugin.exe, vbc.exe).
brigemiplugin.exe description on task manager is open broadcaster software.

After some googling, it is obvious that the program is doing a live/recording video stream through a open source program from open broadcaster software http://obsproject.com/

Here are the screenshots

Even though the post has been deleted, there are 46 people indicated on sourceforge who have downloaded the program, please reformat your pc to prevent any potential wallet hacks.

Update: I’ve ran wireshark to sniff the network traffic produce by the malware, the malware connection is initiated from 185.17.1.222, Russian. ISP, Longbow Electric Llc. screenshot here

Update 2 I’ve did a search of the IP address. I believe it doesn’t belongs to any tor node, proxy or VPN. Hence it is very likely that 185.17.1.222 is either a dynamic or static IP from Longbow Electric Llc.

Update 3 I’m a undergraduate in NUS majoring in computer science security. I hope that this post will act as a warning for all potential future hackers who attempts to perform similar attacks (The community is watching you). Thanks everyone for the tips as well, it sure helps a little with my high tuition debt. 🙂 This is so much I can do for now, as I’m having papers from tomorrow onwards. Stay safe fellow bitcoiners!