Helium Hex Editor

Helium Hex Editor

   - Toolbar
   - Statusbar
   - Keyboard shortcuts
   - Open capabilities
   - Multiple views of same document

Create file or allocate memory (Ctrl+N)
Open files, process memory, kernel memory, partition, drive, S-Record or Intel Hex (Ctrl+O)
See Open menu
Save current document (Ctrl+S)
Discard all changes of current document
Save all changes in all opened documents
Save As / Export current document. Full or partial document saving or export.Export can be done in text, rtf, html, C array, Java array, Asm array, S-Record or Intel Hex
Display current document properties. Properties dialog depends of current document type
Delete current file
Release allocated memory (process memory, kernel memory)
Display all basics type (int8, int16, int32, int64) in different format for the current document location
Display the struct viewer dialog
Display bytes distribution for the active document
Compute and display entropy for the active document
Display the cryptography dialog
Display the disassembly dialog
Display the data identifier dialog
Display the Portable Executable (PE) dialog
Display the compare dialog
Display the join dialog
Display the split dialog
Display the resize file dialog
Display the change file date and time dialog
Plugin menu. Depends of available plugins.
Plugins folder location is "HeliumPlugins64" for 64 bits version, and "HeliumPlugins" for 32 bits version
Plugin software development kit is available under directory "HexControlPluginsSDK"
Opened window list. Allow quick navigation to an opened window
Close multiple dialogs or search results
Address and size display mode (hexadecimal or integer)
Select little endian (Intel) representation
Select big endian (Motorola) representation
Display / Hide ascii column
Display / Hide unicode column
Display the options dialog
Display Help / Help menu (about , register, check for update, bug report)
Refresh the content of the current document
Undo the last operation on the current document
Redo the last operation on the current document
Display the set current selection dialog
Copy / Copy As
Display the insert dialog
Display the fill selection with dialog
Display the data operation dialog
Navigate backward
Navigate forward
Display the goto dialog
For memory containing valid and invalid blocks, this menu allows to quickly jump to begin and end of current block, or to go to previous or next valid memory block
Display the bookmarks dialog
Display the search dialog
Display the replace dialog
Display the search strings dialog
Display the strings / hexa quick converter dialog

Status bar display the following information:
   - Mouse position for active document
   - Caret position for active document
   - Size of active document
   - OVR / INS : Overwrite or Insert mode for active document
   - RW / RO : Read Write or Read Only mode for active document

Keyboard shortcuts
Shortcut Description
Ctrl + N New
Ctrl + O Open
Ctrl + S Save
Ctrl + G Goto
Ctrl + F Find
Ctrl + H Replace
Ctrl + A Select All
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + X Cut
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + Ins Copy
Shift + Del Cut
Shift + Ins Paste
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Redo

Open capabilities

Open process memory
Notice: Helium Hex Editor must have been started with administrator rights to access some processes
On Win 10, to access OS protected processes, the driver ProtectedProcessesAccess64.sys must have been signed
To open process memory, first select the process in the process list (You can refresh the list if new processes were launched after the display of the current dialog)
Next you can choose to open the full process memory, or specific module or raw addresses range

Open Kernel memory
Notice: to allow access to kernel memory, your operating system must all unsigned driver, or you need to test sign the driver and allow test driver signing.
A reboot may be required the first time to enable OS changes to be taken into account.
Next Helium Hex Editor must be run with administrator rights, and driver (KernelMemoryAccess64_v3s.sys for 64 bit or KernelMemoryAccess_v3s.sys for 32 bit) must have been signed
To open kernel memory, first you need to specify which kind of memory you want to access:
   - Virtual Memory : like kernel modules or virtual allocated kernel memory
   - Physical Memory : direct access to devices IO or device memory

Kernel Module Selection

Computer Resource Selection

Open disk or partition
Notice: Helium Hex Editor must have been started with administrator account to allow access to drives and partitions
To open a disk or a partition, just select the disk or the partition and next click Open

S-Record / Intel Hex
S-Record and Intel Hex will be display as memory with potentially invalid area if any.

Saving document will directly generate the S-Record / Intel Hex

Header, start address, records types, memory block remapping, memory block addition or removal
can be done from the properties dialog for the active document

Multiple views of same document
By right clicking the tab of a document, you can clone it (right or bottom)
This allows to get multiple views of the same document.
Document is opened only once and will be closed when all views will have been closed