Protect WinDev apps

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YogiYang
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Protect WinDev apps

Post by YogiYang » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:18 pm

Hello,

I was wondering if it is possible to protect software developed in WinDev using latest version of Enigma?

I checked in older version of Enigma but when we protect any WinDev's created app the app crashes after being protected.

TIA

Yogi Yang

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Re: Protect WinDev apps

Post by Enigma » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:07 pm

Hi Yogi Yang,

I did not have experience with WinDev, so can't advise you anything.

Can you please send us non protected exe sample at support@enigmaprotector.com so we will check it out?

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Re: Protect WinDev apps

Post by YogiYang » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:52 pm

Enigma wrote:Can you please send us non protected exe sample at support@enigmaprotector.com so we will check it out?
I have send an email with un protected exe sample.

Please check it.

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Re: Protect WinDev apps

Post by Enigma » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:51 pm

Yes, thanks, we have got it. Please wait until we test it.

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Re: Protect WinDev apps

Post by Enigma » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:10 am

We have tested your application, there is a problem that it checks own control sum. If the file somehow changed, application just crashes. So this file can't be packed at all, with any kind of packers.

Anyway, something can be done with Enigma Protector.
If you enable the option Virtual Box - Files and add the Input file to the %DEFAULT FOLDER% and also rename protected file with the same name that Input, then it will be working well protected. But in this case, non protected file will be always kept unprotected in Virtual Box that may be dangerous to extract it.

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Re: Protect WinDev apps

Post by YogiYang » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:21 am

Thanks for your inputs but while I was waiting for your reply I also tried out a hardware dongle protection called GrandDog.

Fortunately this protection system seems to handle WinDev executable well.

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Re: Protect WinDev apps

Post by Enigma » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:43 am

I tell you more, any software protection system that modifies your file will not work with WinDev applications. Even simple UPX can't pack this exe.

You may try to contact WinDev developers and ask, if it is possible to use any software protection system with their application or no. Seems there is no other way to fix it, except manually bypassing control sum check.

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