View Full Version : Ilfak's new company

August 27th, 2007, 18:33
Ilfak appears to have spun-off the Hex-Rays decompiler into a new company.

From http://www.hex-rays.com/about.shtml --
"Founded in 2007, privately held, Belgium based, Hex-Rays sprl focuses on the development of robust binary analysis tools for the IT security market... Mr. Guilfanov, the founder and CEO of Hex-Rays sprl, holds BSc in Mathematics from Moscow State University."

August 27th, 2007, 20:34
Did he split from DataRescue?

August 28th, 2007, 00:36
Actually, Pierre and Ilfak complimented each other so well.... It'll be a shame if they split up. Wonder if we'll get upgrades to IDA in event they *have* indeed split up...

Have Phun

August 28th, 2007, 09:17
I <<was>> looking to buy IDA and Hex-Rays, but 2600 EUR for these two is out of my budget. Apparently they don't want to sell the damn thing and i think IDA is doing all the hard work.

August 28th, 2007, 09:26
The costs are for sure high, but luckily not as much as you say:

* IDA Adv + Decompiler = 690 E + 1500 E = 2190 Euros
* IDA Std + Decompiler = 360 E + 1500 E = 1860 Euros

Anyway, its pretty expensive... Would also love to see a demo to understand how nicely it works

August 28th, 2007, 11:23
Add 19% Greek VAT for each of the products (i also rounded that, actually its 6 euros more)

September 17th, 2007, 15:37
Hex-Rays Decompiler v1.0 was released today (see http://www.hex-rays.com/news.shtml)

September 17th, 2007, 15:52
Yikes! It would be cheaper to hire some mercenaries to steal it from their company offices rather than buy a legit copy!

September 17th, 2007, 16:16
ahhahahah i cannot stop laughing.
This way you will also get the source code.

September 18th, 2007, 10:38
[Originally Posted by blurcode;68607]This way you will also get the source code.

/me thinks of running Hex-Rays on Hex-Rays..

September 18th, 2007, 11:38
Good idea, i hope author of Hex-Rays has some pills for heart attacks...

September 18th, 2007, 12:26
Would that be the "Red Pill" or the "Blue Pill??

"One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall"


September 18th, 2007, 12:35
Almost $2000 dollars!, yao, I don't think I will be trying it anytime soon. Like someone said before, it would be nice if they have a trial version one that we can temporary play with.

September 18th, 2007, 13:19
We all know in what way we (or at least some of us) would be playing with it

September 18th, 2007, 13:21
Well they have a free private beta version, but AFAIK it hasn't leaked.
Maybe if some of you were more trustworthy, Ilfak would have given you a copy of the beta

September 18th, 2007, 19:35
[Originally Posted by disavowed;68640]Maybe if some of you were more trustworthy, Ilfak would have given you a copy of the beta

Maybe they are, and he has...


September 19th, 2007, 02:02
[Originally Posted by disavowed;68632]/me thinks of running Hex-Rays on Hex-Rays..
I remember a 256-byte (!) demo written probably ten years ago that was a self-disassember, i.e. it'd disassemble itself, although that was a very limited disassembler that would only disassemble the instructions contained in the disassembler itself.

Running a decompiler on itself is a very good way to see if it works empirically; so far none of the (pubicly available) decompilers I've tried have been successful at decompiling themselves.