When I was newbie in .NET, it was a shocked for me to learn that .NET assemblies can be decompile. But today I know that this is a normal situation for a language which is compiling to an intermediate language. As we know that, after compiling a .NET project the output will be in MSIL (Microsoft Intermediate Language). And during the application lifecycle this codes will be compiled to Native Codes by the JIT (Just-In-Time Compiler) when they first used and cached in that computer for the future usages. Anyway this is another subject for us how JIT works, but here the problem is our assemblies are in MSIL format which has about 229 opcodes and all these opcodes has a standard working procedure. So if we know these opcodes and how they are working, we can produce the .NET codes by reverse engineering. This is simply what decompilers do. But why there are no stable decompilers for the native exes?
Hi, my name is Ozcan Degirmenci. I'm co-founder and CEO at Crs Soft.