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Odd Info found in OEM String


mEsTiR

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This is a dumb question, I'm sure.  I haven't been able to find anything referencing this question, so I'll start here:

 

I was just putzing around Aida64, and clicked through the following:

Computer -> DMI -> Miscellaneous
within it was 6 lines labelled OEM String and a System Configuration Option.  All but one of them listed "Default String" as their value, however one of them says "DIRTYMOTHER".

Where does this data get sampled from?  I'm wondering if I've been compromised, and feel like a good ol' format and restart would be a decent idea at this point.  But first I'd like to investigate this line and find out where it came from.

I'll add a log or attachment if requested, haven't checked if there's anything personally identifiable in the saved logs yet.

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3 hours ago, mEsTiR said:

This is a dumb question, I'm sure.  I haven't been able to find anything referencing this question, so I'll start here:

 

I was just putzing around Aida64, and clicked through the following:

Computer -> DMI -> Miscellaneous
within it was 6 lines labelled OEM String and a System Configuration Option.  All but one of them listed "Default String" as their value, however one of them says "DIRTYMOTHER".

Where does this data get sampled from?  I'm wondering if I've been compromised, and feel like a good ol' format and restart would be a decent idea at this point.  But first I'd like to investigate this line and find out where it came from.

I'll add a log or attachment if requested, haven't checked if there's anything personally identifiable in the saved logs yet.

DMI block is read from the BIOS.  So whatever strange string you can see there comes from the BIOS.

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