Decompiler for *.exe made in c/c++

This is a discussion on Decompiler for *.exe made in c/c++ within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; how do i decompile files *.exe made in c/c++...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    1

    Decompiler for *.exe made in c/c++

    how do i decompile files *.exe made in c/c++

  2. #2
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    8,825
    Download a decompiler....

    They don't work extremely well, tho, and you'll be left with a bunch of uncommented code that doesn't make much sense...

  3. #3
    the Corvetter
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    1,584
    I second that reply. It is not really a good idea to decompile because it is just a whole mess of a lot of code. And depending on the complexity of the program, it will just be brain-racking.
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

  4. #4
    Unregistered
    Guest
    I never understood the purpose of a decompiler, ignoring the fact that they are notoriously unreliable. Really all I can see someone doing with them is getting a hold of the source code from an application or game and then editing it to make a new app or game.

    Just a sneaky way to get out of doing the work at the expense of the original programmers.

    If anyone disagrees, let me know so that I can hear of another way to use a decompiler

  5. #5
    Registered User Natase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    123
    Programmer writes a program for his employer... hence employer owns the program...

    After years of successful use, the company decides to update the progam by adding some more features.

    Unfortunately the original programmer has long ago been fired and is nowhere to be found... likewise his source code...

    Company is legal owner of the software and would probably rather their new progammer work on the existing version than be paid to start from scratch... enter the unreliable decompiler to the rescue...

    I'm sure this isn't common and anyone who loses their source code deserves what they get... I'm also sure 99% of people who are after decompilers want to do exactly what you suspect...

  6. #6
    Has a Masters in B.S.
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    2,267
    actually in some cases decompiling a C program is impossible most usually dump into asm and some C cannot be broken into asm thus the results are unpredictable.
    ADVISORY: This users posts are rated CP-MA, for Mature Audiences only.

  7. #7
    and the hat of wrongness Salem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    The edge of the known universe
    Posts
    32,490
    Decompiling is like unbaking a cake, or getting a hamburger back on it's feet.

    Here's the ship of hope...
    http://www.csee.uq.edu.au/~csmweb/de...tion/home.html

    And the rock upon which it will sink...
    http://home.att.net/~raffles1/pointless_questions.htm
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

  8. #8
    aurė entuluva! mithrandir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    1,209
    Its not really worth it. Besides if you want to work out what the logic of the program is, simple sitting down using it and taking some notes may help (if it is a proceedural program).

    hth.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. nifty little thing i made
    By DavidP in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-05-2003, 10:43 PM
  2. What was the first game you ever made?
    By jverkoey in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-12-2003, 10:09 PM
  3. What's the best program you have ever made?
    By Kevin.j in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 10-02-2002, 11:29 AM
  4. Is there a bug in this part of my algorithm for connect 4?
    By Nutshell in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-28-2002, 01:58 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21