Explorer Suite update

CFF Explorer:
Improved support for tiny PEs.
Fixed a bug in the Exception Directory which was due to the grid set up.

Task Explorer:
Fixed a minor bug on x64.
Added the Driver List tool.

7 thoughts on “Explorer Suite update”

  1. Hey Daniel
    I am a heavy user of your products, especially cff explorer and phoenix protector. I am a .net developer. My company is looking for a linker that links system assemblies in the exe to avoid dependency on the framework. Xenocode is too expensive for us. if you can develop such a tool we are ready to pay up to 600 bucks for that. Please let me know if you can do this. We would really appreciate this.

  2. From what I can understand, you already tried ILMerge and it didn’t work out for you. Right?
    Developing such a tool would take at least a week and the testing some more time, it’s improbable to work perfectly at once. I’ve never tried XenoCode but it’s impossible to remove framework dependency completely through only a merger.

  3. From the Xenocode website : “Native executable generation: Postbuild allows for the creation of a native x86 executable allowing your application to run, with or without a .NET Framework installed. Required portions of a third-party .NET Framework payload are automatically selected and embedded into the executable, dramatically reducing the complexity of application testing, deployment, and support. Postbuild automatically identifies and statically binds a minimal set of Framework dependencies, reducing overall deployment size and eliminating dynamic link costs”.
    As I understand ILmerge only merges application level assemblies. Our apps run are required to run on a clean XP machine . We have no problem running on Vista and later since .net 3.0+ is already there. Thanx again for your attention.

  4. I understand, they do the same thing the Salamander Linker does. I explained this technique throughoutly in one of my former articles. As I mentioned in the article I was not interested in developing such a thing since deploying a subset of the framework is not only horrible, but isn’t guaranteed to work with future versions of the framework. Is it even legal to deploy a subset of the framework?
    That being said I understand your need for the version 3.0+ on pre-Vista, but I doubt that deploying 40 mb of framework is a real solution.

  5. Hey Daniel
    I am a heavy user of your products, especially cff explorer and phoenix protector. I am a .net developer. My company is looking for a linker that links system assemblies in the exe to avoid dependency on the framework. Xenocode is too expensive for us. if you can develop such a tool we are ready to pay up to 600 bucks for that. Please let me know if you can do this. We would really appreciate this.

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