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Shot in the dark: Maybe this text (or the whole binary image) is compressed. Think something like LZSS. The fact that there is a mystery byte containing eight 1 bits, followed by eight literal and correct bytes, indicates that maybe the mystery bytes are actually flags that use each bit position to differentiate uncompressed data bytes from pointers to ...


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A quick Google search revelead that ÿ in UTF8 is U+00FF. My guess would be that you're either looking at UTF8 bytes that are not being interpreted correctly or your dump has differences from executable file on disk that cause such corrupted characters. I'll ask a couple more questions: How do you know what it should look like ? Can you diff your dump and ...


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