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Is It Possible?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by BabyBoy06, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. BabyBoy06


    Feb 15, 2008
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    Is it possible to decode a file that is "multi-layered" as I call it. Basically like, an ionCube within' an ionCube if that makes sense? Is there any way to actually decode such a file and if so, how would I go about it. I was told I could dezend an ionCube file, but it (as the person told me) may be a bit "dodgy" in doing so.

    Any suggestions or responses would be appreciated :)
  2. mattstrike

    mattstrike Regular Member

    Sep 29, 2008
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    It is always going to depend on how the file is encoded, and I'd be curious to know exactly what you mean by multi-layered, because with a system like i0nCube you really only get files encoded once.

    What you are probably talking about is someone who put their code through an obfuscator (a program that jumbles the code, making it very hard for humans to read, but still syntactically correct for the computer), and then i0nCubed that.

    Also, what you were told was basically correct. A lot of decoded files will be hard to work with. They will not have comments, and the variables and formatting will be all blown to hell. You can clean some of that up by running the code through a source formatter, but it is not a task for the faint of heart.