I understand the crackme I am researching is from 2007, however this was the point in my life when I initially became interested in reverse engineering and wish to complete it for nostalgia sake. Following on from this question, I intend to pursue these challenges through more modern avenues that are more beginner friendly.
Link to the tutorial: crackme1 por nitr0k1ller.
Link to the crackme binary: download
I have opened this in x32dbg, pressed run twice (because the first click shows ntdll.dll as the crackme is a 32bit executable) and discovered the crackme's entry point. However, from here on I am a little stuck, despite trying random options such as
search for > all modules > string references and doing an ASCII string search.
How can I search for "&Check"
How can I patch the file to change 0 to 1, activating the crackme's button
Whilst this question might seem specific to the crackme above, I am asking a general question on how to search for strings using x32dbg in such a way that I can confirm I have understood any responses to my question properly.
It is a bit frustrating, as I have enough knowledge to have finished this without asking for help, I just got stuck on string searching.