So I'm onto something interesting, I asked the less direct way but failed to meet the requirements in terms of explanation

So here it is, how would I go about editing these the same way I would go about editing them in the code? how

In reality I would set these to '0' ,how would I go about this with the Debugger?

  • Your "set these to '0'" is highly ambiguous. These functions return the string address for some internal variables -- presumably you want to set their value to 0, right? Not the string contents? Then you need to trace back where these functions are called from and get their value assigned. – Jongware Jul 28 '20 at 11:00
  • Do you want to set rax to 0? Press space and type "xor rax, rax". Anyway I think it won't be good for software you are editing. – morsisko Jul 28 '20 at 12:54
  • do you mean this? i.imgur.com/zdWPgvz.png , doesn't make much sense as there is no "DS" , also in the aforementioned less direct post someone said : (4831c9 xor rcx, rcx ),,,,,, AND YES, I do mean change the Variable recoil to 0. – memapa4364 Jul 28 '20 at 15:28
  • There is little chance that nulling the rax here will change variable recoil to 0, you want to null register which is supposed to hold string, not that one with recoil. – morsisko Jul 28 '20 at 17:49
  • And how do I find it according to what I got? ty btw – memapa4364 Jul 28 '20 at 19:06

the instruction lea loads the Effective Address of its operand

so after executing lea rcx, qword ptr ds:[xxxxxxx]

rcx will hold the address xxxxxxx

so if you are sure you need rcx to be 0 in that instruction simply wipe the address from that specific operand

that is make 48:8d05 xyzabcd as 48:8d0425 00000000

or assemble lea rax,qword ptr ds:[0]

keep in mind this requires one extra byte because of rip relative addressing 8d05 00000000 will address the next instruction in x64 and will destroy the ret opcode

having said that what you are trying to do simply doesnt make sense that instruction returns an address which will be acted upon returning 0 to process further will surely result in access violation down the line

assume the returned address holds a string whose length is checked further down what will happen if NULL address was passed to that function

these kind of construction often represent a switch case or jump table construct read about them

below is a samll poc that will generate code similar to your screenshot

#include <stdio.h>
char *a[] =  
    "Your Name","Our Name","Her Name","His Name","Their Name","That Name",
    "This Name","What Name","Why Name","Where Name","How Name","Whose Name",NULL
char *getname( int indx ) 
        case 'a': return a[0];
        case 'b': return a[1];
        case 'c': return a[2];
        case 'd': return a[3];
        case 'e': return a[4];
        case 'f': return a[5];
        case 'g': return a[6];
        case 'h': return a[7];
        case 'i': return a[8];
        case 'j': return a[9];
        case 'k': return a[10];
        case 'l': return a[11];        
        default:  return "NoName";
int main(int argc,char *argv[]) 
    if(argc !=2) return 0;
    printf("%s\n" , getname(*argv[1]));
    return 0;

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