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VB.NET obfuscated output assembly fails on Windows 8 x64, but works on Win7, XP, etc
Link Posted: 29-Aug-2013 02:52
I am using Spices Obfuscator version
Created a test VB application and obfuscated the output exe using Spices Obfuscator.
The obfuscated application successfully executes on Win XP x86/x64, Win 7 x86/x64, but fails to execute on Windows 8 x64.
Currently, I do not have a Windows 8 x86 installation, hence cannot provide its success/failure output.

The application is always executed using "Run as administrator".

An error event is logged in the Event Viewer:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Application Error
Date:          29-Aug-13 2:54:25 PM
Event ID:      1000
Task Category: (100)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      LAP172.xyz.com
Faulting application name: testApplicationVB.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x521f0f53
Faulting module name: testApplicationVB.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x521f0f53
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00004a6e
Faulting process id: 0x24d8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cea4998d994d11
Faulting application path: C:\Users\vinayakb\Desktop\testApplicationVB.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Users\vinayakb\Desktop\testApplicationVB.exe
Report Id: cb68fdc9-108c-11e3-be87-b888e3ebd8b4
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

If necessary, I can provide the obfuscator project, and the test application exe.
Link Posted: 29-Aug-2013 03:26
Yes, please send us the obfuscation project and test application.
Please zip it and change extension of archive to .zap or .txt before attaching.
Link Posted: 29-Aug-2013 03:54
Uploaded the zip file as zap at:
The zip file contains the Release version of the exe file, and the obfuscator project file.
The "Output" folder contains the obfuscated exe file.
Link Posted: 30-Aug-2013 03:38
Thanks for the files, that was helpful.
Please try to use the latest version of Spices.Net Obfuscator (v5.8.4.4), there some problems with x64 assemblies and Win8 compatibility issues were already solved.
Link Posted: 30-Aug-2013 04:07
Thank you for the quick reply.
I already have a license for my existing version
Should I upgrade the v5.4.0.9 with the latest available version?
Will my existing license work with the new version?
Link Posted: 30-Aug-2013 04:16
You can renew your subscription (that's 50% of regular price) and upgrade your v. to the latest version (information and links about subscription renewal you can find in your private zone (http://www.9rays.net/Account.aspx), Products section).
Yes, your license will work with the new version