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Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:44 PM

how to covert setup.exe to code files
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:45 PM

how to covert setup.exe to code files
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 31 January 2009 - 12:17 AM

[rules][/rules]
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:14 PM

You can try using a decompiler but you are not going to get the exact source code from the exe files. Exe files are executable format files which are the 0s and 1s. How they were generated is not in the file itself.

Hope that helped answer your question.

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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:14 PM

Topics merged, please don't create duplicate topics :)
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:32 PM

View PostMartyr2, on 31 Jan, 2009 - 10:14 PM, said:

You can try using a decompiler but you are not going to get the exact source code from the exe files. Exe files are executable format files which are the 0s and 1s. How they were generated is not in the file itself.

Hope that helped answer your question.

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Yea he probably doesn't want to disassemble it >.<

I found a reallly cool program called .NET Reflector. You can actually browse through (some of) a programs source. I attatched it for you :)

Oh wait its 57 bytes over the limit :/ Its on media fire for you : Link
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:50 PM

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I found a reallly cool program called .NET Reflector. You can actually browse through (some of) a programs source.


You can see the MSIL code and some of the application classes. However, setup.exe is an installation file, which is not the application itself.

Please note, that decompiling commercial applications is a violation of the specific EULA (unless mentioned otherwise). I strongly recommend you to not perform such kind of activities with software, that does not allow you to do so.
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:49 AM

View PostCore, on 31 Jan, 2009 - 10:50 PM, said:

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I found a reallly cool program called .NET Reflector. You can actually browse through (some of) a programs source.


You can see the MSIL code and some of the application classes. However, setup.exe is an installation file, which is not the application itself.

Please note, that decompiling commercial applications is a violation of the specific EULA (unless mentioned otherwise). I strongly recommend you to not perform such kind of activities with software, that does not allow you to do so.


Oops didnt see it was a setup program
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:53 AM

It is generally best practice not to try and decompile programs just due to the legalities of it all unless of course you were either the owner of the code or had permission but then you would likely also have the source:P
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:59 AM

I didnt understand what u were saying 4 a sec...but yea its illegal? never knew that
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:25 PM

Microsoft encourages people to decompile and otherwise pirate their software, and even makes a huge effort to reward those who do.

The above statement, although partially true, was a joke. They do encourage people to make those efforts, but it's not their intentions for people to do so, and they don't reward those that do, but rather will take legal and criminal actions against parties caught.

The second paragraph above intentionally includes the words legal and criminal.

The sentence above this sentence does not represent the opinions and views of dream-in-code.net.

Wally was here.

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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

I seem to remember clicking something labelled I Agree fifty million times that referred to this...
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:38 PM

View PostPwn, on 1 Feb, 2009 - 12:25 PM, said:

Microsoft encourages people to decompile and otherwise pirate their software, and even makes a huge effort to reward those who do.

The above statement, although partially true, was a joke. They do encourage people to make those efforts, but it's not their intentions for people to do so, and they don't reward those that do, but rather will take legal and criminal actions against parties caught.

The second paragraph above intentionally includes the words legal and criminal.

The sentence above this sentence does not represent the opinions and views of dream-in-code.net.

Wally was here.


Wow you are stupid
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:30 PM

1. Setup.EXE= Not the program (unless of course so jackass named their program Setup.EXE)
2. Maybe Illegal
3. Use a nifty thing thats 10 years old. its called GOOGLE
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Re: Decompile EXE to source code

Posted 05 February 2009 - 03:28 AM

View Posttension, on 1 Feb, 2009 - 02:59 AM, said:

I didnt understand what u were saying 4 a sec...but yea its illegal? never knew that



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View PostPwn, on 1 Feb, 2009 - 12:25 PM, said:

Microsoft encourages people to decompile and otherwise pirate their software, and even makes a huge effort to reward those who do.

The above statement, although partially true, was a joke. They do encourage people to make those efforts, but it's not their intentions for people to do so, and they don't reward those that do, but rather will take legal and criminal actions against parties caught.

The second paragraph above intentionally includes the words legal and criminal.

The sentence above this sentence does not represent the opinions and views of dream-in-code.net.

Wally was here.


Wow you are stupid


OK, you never knew that disassembling somebody else's intellectual property was illegal and yet you still call somebody else stupid........

The reason disassembling is illegal simply because someone could (without legal restrictions and a lot of free time) disassemble something such as Microsoft Word essentially do a Find and Replace for Microsoft and insert my name, change a few other things then sell it as my own product.

Microsoft pay developers a lot of money to code software for them. They don't want a script kiddie with a disassembler stealing their code or application.

Next time you install an app take a quick look at the EULA within seconds you will see the line that prevents disassembling, reverse engineering etc etc.
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