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Is it possible to alter an unsigned `exe`?

I would like to increase an exe size without altering it's behavior. It's possible to fill it with blank data?
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Eliminate cause of crash - if rooted on host

Is there a way to pin down the moments (e.g., 15 seconds) just before a program crashes on windows-xp-sp3? It would be interesting to inspect applications and executables and their communication ...
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Executing symbolic link to exe - “The specified path does not exist”

When trying to execute a symbolic link which points to an exe file (on Windows 7), the "Open with" windows appears. When renaming it to a ".exe" file, it says "The specified path does not exist. Check ...
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Why Git keeps track of changes in execution permission?

If you have a file added to a Git repository and you change the execution permission (e.g. chmod 0755 file), Git tells that file has changed. This can be useful, but sometimes is a pain in the neck ...
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How do I make Windows XP recognize EXEs again?

I've got a virus "first" here. Basically a friend had gotten his system severely infected. He had 8 different viruses, and 157 different pieces of spyware (most of it likely replicated, but still). ...
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unload dll's in windows 7

Is there a tool in windows 7 that allows you to find and unload dll's? Without restarting the system. I am not looking to unload/upgrade/regsrv32.. Just looking to wipe out a couple dll's but they're ...
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Why doesn't my executable execute when I click on it?

Why does it seems like I can't open A executable file created on C++ by double clicking it. I have a file that I ran from an IDE an I would like to know if there is a Way to set that file to Open the ...
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Are there any 64-bit Executable Packers?

Is there a good, free packer out there for 64-bit executables? I'm looking for something like UPX, except that UPX doesn't seem to support 64-bit executables.
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“command not found” when running a shell script. What did I break?

I'm on OSX Snow Leopard. Here's the full contents of grr.sh: #!/bin/sh echo wow When I try to run it from terminal: $ grr.sh -bash: grr.sh: command not found $ /bin/sh grr.sh wow $ sh grr.sh wow ...
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Is it possible to log all files that are executed in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I log all process launches in Linux I would like to be able to log all the files that are executed on my system, so I can see later in a log which files have ...
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Do code-signed executables (signtool.exe) run properly on Windows 98?

Unfortunately I don't have a Windows 98 machine to test this out on. Does anyone know if executables code-signed with SignTool.exe (on Windows 7) will run properly on Windows 98?
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Create 7-Zip SFX executable (updated)

I'm playing around with 7-Zip to create an [self-extracting archive][1] (SFX) executable. I followed the documentation, but I wasn't able to get any close, I'm using the 7-Zip 32 bit and the 7-Zip ...
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Extract executable/script from memory in (Ubuntu) Linux

Okay, on Linux, when I delete a running executable or script, it usually (for me, pretty much always, but I don't know if it will work in every case) continues to run without any problems. So I've got ...
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EXE file package repair

I downloaded a large EXE file, but when I try to install it, during the installation process an error message said that some components are corrupted or missing, although the software is compatible ...
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What program can be used to package software into one executable?

I need to package an application into a single executable file (so that I don't have to install it, so that it will be portable). Does anybody know what I can use to make a program portable?
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Tools to check whether an executable has SIMD instructions in it?

Theoretically we can analysis a binary executable/library to see whether it contains any SSE and/or AVX opcode. However, it may be a bit tedious and error-prone. Are there any tools I can use to get a ...
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Is it possible to install software in such a way that the user can't remove it?

Let's say a program is contained entirely in a jar or exe. Is it possible for this program to propagate itself such that the user can't possibly remove it from the machine? I'm wondering how much ...
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Automatically run a self extracting .exe with a /T command line switch?

I want to distribute a self extracting executable that will extract to a hard coded directory with no user prompting. Right now, I'm using iexpress to package up my files, but I can't figure out how ...
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Why do I get “command not found” when the binary file exists?

Here's my problem. I have just compiled a linux build of tests in my VirtualBox VM. When I run it, I get: bash: ./tests: No such file or directory I did some research, and found it could ...
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Convert PDF to exe to raise security

I have some PDFs I want convert all to .exe files and put them into folder on my CD and my customers run .exe files instead of PDF and for security reasons. so I have tried "pdf2exe" tools but I need ...
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How to create double-clickable .exe on Windows that is ssh command

On OSX, I've used the Automator application to send iTerm an ssh user@host "remote command" command and save it as a .app that's double-clickable--how would I do the equivalent on Windows XP/Vista/7?
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Super slow opening my downloads folder

I have an exe file in my download folder that I half downloaded through utorrent (it's not piracy, a legit file from people who use bittorrent to distribute large files). I think I tried to open it ...
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How does unix search for executable files?

When a file is executed, how does UNIX search for it? If there are multiple executable files in PATH with the same name which one is preferred? Is current directory included in the search when file is ...
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On Windows, what filename extensions denote an executable?

On Windows, *.exe, *.bat, *.cmd, and *.com all represent programs or shell scripts that can be run, simply by double-clicking them. Are there any other filename extensions that indicate a file is ...
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Alternatives to parental controls for Vista Business workgroup machine?

How can I restrict access to the internet and execution of files on a Vista Business machine? The computer is part of a workgroup.
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Why are some .exe's that are found in Program Files also in the System32 folder?

As a specific example, I was troubleshooting something related to javaws.exe (Java Web Start) and found it in two places: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe and ...
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avgnt.exe avira gmbh

After the last update of Avira, every time I turn on the computer, I get this message of an exe file that wants to run. Even though I always uncheck the "ask me before opening this file", the message ...
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Error when trying to install a .bin file on Ubuntu?

I have a .bin file on my Desktop. But When I try to install it, I get the following error in the terminal: bash: ./filename.bin: cannot execute binary file
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How to capture the arguments passed to an .exe when is called by another program? (Windows)

I have two programs: When A.exe is running, it calls B.exe with a series of arguments. Any suggestions as to how can I see these arguments? I could write another B.exe program to do that, but it ...
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How to tell when an exe gets fired on Windows?

I'm looking for a way to tell if an executable gets fired in Windows. I can't watch the Task Manager because the exe sometimes gets fired for just a split second. Is there any way to get some visual ...
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Why won't windows exe's work on Linux?

I'm not asking about how to make a Windows exe work in Linux. I'm asking WHY it does not work. What is different about the way Windows runs an executable and Linux runs an executable? Why did they ...
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Shortcuts to exe on network pc ok?

Hi I created a simple calulator in C# for work. It's just one executable file. I was thinking of putting a single copy of it on a network drive and send everyone a shortcut to it to access it. I'm new ...
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All of my executables are trying to open via 7zip. How can I put them back to normal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you associate the .exe file extension with a program in Windows? I recently booted my computer and all of the executable files have turned into 7zip icons. A ...
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how do i tell if an executable is 32-bit or 64? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quick way to tell if an installed application is 64-bit or 32-bit Got a file from a friend that won't run on my system. I'm suspecting it's 64-bit (my machine is 32). ...
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Why is Ubuntu trying to open my Mono app with Wine instead of Mono?

So, I have compiled a C# program on Linux using MonoDevelop. When I try to execute the resulting binary, my system tries and fails to run it as a windows executable, with wine. Wine gives me the ...
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CDs with setup.exe randomly throw “The program is too big to fit in memory” error

I created 100 CDs, each with one setup.exe file that automatically runs upon insertion. With some of the CDs, when I explore the contents of the CD, the icon of the setup.exe file becomes that of the ...
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why ./ is needed to run a runnable file?

I'm using ubuntu and I notice many of my runnable scripts won't run unless I precede theme by ./. For example, if I have a perl script: /home/me/script.pl and I'm currently in /home/me, typing ...
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Compiling Python 3.1.1 in Windows XP

My grandson is learning Python. We have installed Python 3.1.1 for him on our Windows XP (home edition). He has written a couple of short programs, and now wishes to compile those programs into ...
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Run .exe files on Mac OS X

I know it is possible to run windows files on Mac using cider or Wine, I have CrossOver, but I am totally confused how to do it. What would be the simplist working way to run a windows .exe file on a ...
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Executing PHP script from command-line

It has been a while since I did any scripting with php. Now that I'm back at it, I find I'm missing something simple. Currently, the only way I am able to run my scripts is with the php command in ...
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What sort of program has its PE executable header set to ROM image?

The specification for Windows PE executables (available at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/firmware/PECOFF.mspx or in winnt.h) says that if the Magic field in the Optional Header is set ...
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File association and msconfig broken. Malware?

A friend of mine had an Acer laptop. It has Vista Home Basic. I can't get system properties open. Msconfig does not run. Also, exe filetype is asking me what program to run it with. How can I fix ...
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How can I determine if a file or executable has a keylogger included with it?

I had a program created for me recently and didn't really think about it being executable posing a threat since I pretty much trust the source, but not completely. I then thought about the fact that ...
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Software with Malicious Intent binded to executable?

I had some software created for me by a coder overseas. I got a little paranoid since the software is executable. I started wondering if they could possibly have binded a key logger to the application ...
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How to modify timestamp in a dll or exe?

Is there any tool to modify timestamp in a dll or exe?
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Is there a way to restrict a program (.exe) from opening firefox

[Windows 7] everytime i run this one program (.exe) it opens firefox is there anyway to prevent this from hapenning
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Program for editing exe (PECOFF) files

I need a program to edit exe files. For example to rewrite .text section in assembly or edit data .section. Do you know anything free suitable for me ?
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How do I fix broken .exe file association in Windows Vista?

Somehow the file association for all .exe files has been deleted on my windows vista machine. For some reason the only thing I can open is Firefox. I think it was the result of a virus. So I have ...
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Run Program on Startup?

How is it possible to have an executable run automatically on startup? Is it possible by having a shortcut to the .exe in the startup folder in the All programs section of the start menu? If that is ...
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All in one solution to fix Windows XP common problems?

I am looking for an all in one portable .exe that fixes Windows XP problems. Like this one but is for 7 and Vista.