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Resource Hacker v5.1.8 (build 360) Updated

billon on 19 Nov 2020

Resource Hacker is an utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). The program can modify program icons as they appear in the taskbar, Start Menu and Desktop, among many other things.

It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResourceHacker.exe.
What's new?
  • Bugfix: Some PNG files were no longer being displayed.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-10-09 14:10

Have been using for quite some time and really like this program. Thanks for a good program.
MIKLO

rbon on 2016-10-15 12:20

Resource Hacker new Beta in 'Portable' zip format.
Changes in 4.5.28
- Update: Numerous changes and improvements to command line support.
- Update: Filenames in resource scripts are no longer required to be enclosed within double quotes unless they contain
spaces.
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker_beta.zip

Ennovy on 2020-11-14 14:03

Changes in 5.1.8:
Added: Zooming/scrolling views of image resources
Update: Enabled scrolling for very tall dialogs
Bugfix: Very large binary resources (>>100Mb) could crash the hex editor
Bugfix: Occasional bug decompiling dialogs styles (WS_TABSTOP)
Bugfix: RC file missing when extracting a binary resource type from commandline

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GDIView v1.26

billon on 5 Dec 2016
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by JohnW

GDIView displays the list of Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles including brushes, pens, fonts, bitmaps, and more opened by every process. It displays the total count for each type of GDI handle, as well as detailed information about each handle. This tool can be useful for developers that need to trace GDI resources leak in their software.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GDIView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Save All Items' menu item.

pestudio standard v9.09 Updated

billon on 26 Dec 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

pestudio shows details about applications and other system files (.exe, .dll, .cpl, .ocx, .ax, .sys etc.) without starting them including:

  • Libraries that are used by an application
  • Functions that are imported by an application
  • Functions (also anonymous) that are exported by an application
  • All functions that are forwarded to other libraries
  • Obsolete Functions that are exported and imported by an application
  • If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Windows security mechanism Structured Exception Handling (SEH) is used
  • Whether some sections are compressed

pestudio standard lacks some features of pro version.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete AddToShell.reg and RemoveFromShell.reg. Launch pestudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE, PE Anatomist
What's new?
  • Add handling of Rich-header.
  • Fix a bug when handling malformed relocations table.
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-11-26 19:37

Like noted elsewhere, unless significant for the comment exchange, program changelogs are best posted to the forum topic (or entered at the appropriate field), my dear _phillipe. B-)

__philippe on 2017-11-26 21:39

All righty,... next time round,

the undersigned hereby pledge to abide by the recommendations, protocols,
procedures and regulations set forth by my Right Honourable Friend Midas,
the Member for TPFC's constituency,... cross my heart and hope to die... ;-)

__philippe

Special on 2019-09-14 18:16

Looks like with 8.98 they've removed even more features from the previous 9.87 free version (detect well-known whitelisted libraries/blacklisted resources), funny they don't mention that in the changelog.

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PPEE v1.12

billon on 27 Dec 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by billon

PPEE (Professional PE file Explorer) allows analysis of malformed and crafted PE files, making it handy for reverse-engineering, malware researchers and more. The program includes PE Export, Import, Resource, Exception, Certificate (relies on Windows API), Base Relocation, Debug, TLS, Load Config, Bound Import, IAT, Delay Import and CLR.

The program includes a HEX editor and supports Virustotal and OPSWAT's Metadefender query reports.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Plugin folder. Launch PPEE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: pestudio, MiTeC EXE Explorer
What's new?
  • Rich Header supported (experimental).
  • Resolve ordinal to name in imported APIs.
  • Added:
    • Filter/Search box for listview;
    • PE type icon in statusbar;
    • SHA256 and ImpHash in FileInfo plugin.
  • .ini file converted to UTF.
  • Bugfixes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-04-12 09:27

@doctor__philippe
What other kind of maladies do you cure? Or only software ones?

__philippe on 2018-04-12 17:50

Now that you mention it, I have been known to cure images hosting service broken links...;-)
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=89747#p89747

smaragdus on 2018-04-13 00:12

@@doctor__philippe
Thanks for the new cure!

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HeapMemView v1.05

Checker on 21 Mar 2014
  • 60KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Checker

HeapMemView allows you to view the content of all memory blocks allocated in the heap of the process that you select. This tool can be useful for developers who need to trace memory leaks in their software.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HeapMemView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Automatically Sort On Refresh' option.
  • Fixed the flickering while scrolling the upper pane.