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aterra
April 25th, 2013, 12:39
Hi, I just started working with: HIEW, W32dasm

The problem I'm having is that when I load the program I want to crack in "w32dasm" the String references don't show at all (example: Possible reference to --> "". However, when I load the same program in HIEW and do a text search for Strings it's there.

So my real concern is that I won't be able to crack the program because I don't know what the offset is for the String.

I would appreciate some help if anyone knows about this problem.

Thanks

aterra
April 25th, 2013, 17:45
Update: I'm almost sure now that the reason I don't see Reference strings in w32dasm for the program I'm trying to crack is because the "Deadlist" in w32dasm stops half way or so... I would appreciate help. Thanks!

naides
April 25th, 2013, 21:39
W32dasm is a relic. If your code was written after 2008 or so, doubt it will be successfully dissembled. Free IDA or the dissembler incorporated in OllyDbg are much better options.

Aimless
April 25th, 2013, 22:08
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[Originally Posted by naides;94595]W32dasm is a relic. If your code was written after 2008 or so, doubt it will be successfully dissembled. Free IDA or the dissembler incorporated in OllyDbg are much better options.


What he said.


IDA is the best source for disassembly. It's debugger is not half bad either.

IDA 6.1 Pro. Legit copies floating around the internet. Use it. And leave W32Dasm to impress your grandchildren ("Golly, grampa! You mean, you even used W32Dasm?", you, smoking your pipe and rocking your chair "heh, heh, sure did, young feller!". Incredulous children eyes all around you.)

W32Dasm. It's dead. Let it rest in peace.

Have Phun