I wondered why it is so big problem to have a large exe? Installers already compress well for bandwidth and an average 1TB HDD costs less than $100!
SZ On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 6:15 PM, Dimitris Botsis <db...@otenet.gr> wrote: > On 3/4/2011 5:12 μμ, Arno Garrels wrote: > >> Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd wrote: >> >>> Additionally I used UPX and reduced size of libraries - now it's >>>> better. >>>> >>> >>> Beware that most such file compressors will eventually be used by >>> virus and trojan writers, and the signatures added to detect any >>> compressed files as malware. >>> >> >> That's indeed a sad story since compressors/encryptors are also used >> to protect against reverse engineering. If you digitally sign packed >> binaries with a valid signing certificate chances are higher that they >> pass. For instance ClamWin reports a false positive in such case, >> otherwise a PUA. >> >> > You are absolutely right, but with UPX I did not have any problems until > now. I use it for many years. It only compresses and somehow scrambles. > But I really had problems with other commercial products but these products > did not only compress, some also added something like their own virtual > machine (for reverse-engineering protection) on top of which the program was > loaded so this virtual machine was often considered as suspicious or > virus-like. > > -- > To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list > please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket > Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be > -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be