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This is a discussion on Executable Question within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I was just wondering... Just how much can you find out about the compiler that compiled an .exe just from ...

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    I was just wondering... Just how much can you find out about the compiler that compiled an .exe just from the .exe (not a debugg execuable)?

    Can you find out what compiler or version was used to compiler a program?
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    If it was compiled from C/C++, you'll find runtime code in there from a particular compiler. Most runtime includes strings that identifies itself. You can also work it out from the presence and length of particular functions, but that's a little harder.

    No, there isn't anything in the PE header that will tell you.

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    I though so, thanks.
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