Fiddling with .EXE files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by GoNz0, May 27, 2002.

  1. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    ok i need to have a look inside an .EXE file i have.
    reason being i kinda had to update an exe file and it has spyware in it as it aint all that legal (ahem).

    The file is a work around on a no cd crack, now can i use anything to look in this exe file and stop it creating a file in my system folder. if i can stop this file being created i wont have the spyware problem :)

    Thanks G.
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team


    Sure it's possible, but only if you disassemble the exe and change the raw assembler code. And I kinda guessed you don't know assembler, right?

    There is a little chance the filename of that file is hard-coded into the exe file. In that case you can change the name of that file and voila, the real file won't be created. The string will probably contain spaces (like "f i l e n a m e . e x t") so look for that. You'll need a hex-editor btw, Notepad won't do by far.