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Old 08-25-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Can programs written in C++ be decompiled?

Hi all,

I sort of know the answer to this question, but just to make sure if it is right. Say I make a program (a single EXE file) with GUI and the programs deal with password management (just say). Is there anyway other people who obtain the EXE can decompile the file into C/C++ code (or even in any other programming languages)? Just wondering if it can be decompiled.
Thanks. Have a nice one folks.
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can programs written in C++ be decompiled?

BUMP.

I would like to know the answer to this question as well.
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:32 AM   #3
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http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lit....html#faq-38.4

No. but there are disassembler but it's hard to follow complex code in x86 imo.
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Default Re: Can programs written in C++ be decompiled?

well if its a SFX Zip archive you can... just rename example.exe to example.zip and unzip and if your lucky it wont be password protected and if it is check around for a archive password "recovery" program
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:59 AM   #5
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Default Re: Can programs written in C++ be decompiled?

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No. but there are disassembler but it's hard to follow complex code in x86 imo.
Yes, the assembly code is harder to follow. Some compilers and a few specialized translator programs exist that can take the assembly as input and create a C or C++ code output file. If you speak that, you'll at least get a generically reconstituted idea about the code. It still isn't great, since variable names like float_107 and function_3031 are the usual output in these cases. But it is better if you're stuck doing it.
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This thread too 2 years to respond to
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Old 06-19-2006, 12:20 AM   #7
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Default Re: Can programs written in C++ be decompiled?

only took someone 10 days to point that out... pointless posts now, answered no need to post anymore here...
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Default Re: Can programs written in C++ be decompiled?

Apparently hextcomm didn't check the date, but at least he found a topic that had his question instead of starting a new one. Props for searching!
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Default Re: Can programs written in C++ be decompiled?

I know , I should check the dates, but at least my question was answered, thanks
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