Don't Input This Link In Your Browser Or Your PC Will Crash Immediately

Dhir Acharya - Jan 21, 2021


Don't Input This Link In Your Browser Or Your PC Will Crash Immediately

If you want to root your Windows 10 folders, remember not to input this file path on your browser: \\.\globalroot\device\condrv\kernelconnect.

If you want to root your Windows 10 folders, remember not to input this file path on your browser: \\.\globalroot\device\condrv\kernelconnect.

Once you do, it will crash your PC immediately and show the blue screen of death which your computer may not be able to recover from. So, don’t do it!

Tom’s Guide reported that the bug was found recently by a Windows security researcher, who has been tweeting about the problem since October last year. The researcher, Jonas Lykkegaard, said that when the path is opened in Windows 10 no matter if users have administrative privileges or not. The system cannot properly check for errors when attempting to connect to this path, which leads to a BSOD crash.

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A bug has been present in Windows 10 since 2020

Apart from developers, a regular user of Windows 10 doesn’t have any reason to dig around in the system’s root folders. Especially, no one will get to the kernel level of Windows, which is a crucial program allowing the system to function, control everyday processes such as running drivers, and start/end programs. It connects the user to the hardware. But the bug still exists and don’t you forget that.

BleepingComputer and Tom’s Guide has sacrificed their own device to experiment with this bug. The experiment ended up with the computer stuck in an Automatic Repair boot loop. BleepingComputer did not reveal it the PC made it out alive but the bug is confirmed to remain present in Windows 10 from version 1709 onwards.

Hackers may take advantage of the bug to perform a denial of service attacks, which can shut down a PC or a network so users cannot access it. In this case, however, a hacker may not need to flood the system with requests like in a normal DoS attack. Instead, they just need to input the file path.

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The link path crashes your PC immediately

According to Lykkegaard, a hacker could trick a user into clicking on a link or downloading a Windows URL file that would take them to the path automatically and crash their computer.

A Microsoft spokesperson said:

“Microsoft has a customer commitment to investigate reported security issues and we will provide updates for impacted devices as soon as possible.”

So, the tech giant appears to have acknowledged the bug and is working on a fix, but it hasn’t said when a patch will be rolled out. In the meantime, don’t risk and input the file path.

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