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    Has anyone used .NET Reactor?!?!?!


    Does it really work??!?!

    Cheers...
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    There are many obfuscators out there. Search Google for ".NET obfuscators" and you'll find even Microsoft Certified Companys offering obfuscators.

    However, your source code is also not 100% safe then but much more safe than before.
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    Originally Posted by reteep
    There are many obfuscators out there. Search Google for ".NET obfuscators" and you'll find even Microsoft Certified Companys offering obfuscators.

    However, your source code is also not 100% safe then but much more safe than before.
    This is not an obfuscator...
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    Originally Posted by BraBo
    This is not an obfuscator...
    .NET Reactor *is* an obfuscator. It doesn't obfuscate C# code then compile to MSIL, it compiles to MSIL, compiles to native (platform-specific) code, then obfuscates. They claim that you cannot de-compile to .NET code at all.

    Reactor also has a licensing/feature lockout system, so it's more than *just* an obfuscator. I haven't used it, since I abhor license/feature lockout systems.
    Bad code monkey! No banana!
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    Don't know about Reactor, but if you are not fixed about using it, there are some other good ones too like the Crypto Obfuscator+CryptoLicensing toolset.
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    have long ago used .NET Reactor 3.1.0.0 on Windows XP, worked more or less well. Now tried to use Reactor 4.1.0.0 and then 4.2.7.5 under Win 7 Ultimate, it just doesn't work! Using almost any protection method leads to protected application crashing upon startup with InvalidProgramException! What the heck? I have tried to create an absolutely basic Hello World application without a line of my own code and protect it, to ensure it's not my program doing something
    incompatible, still doens't work.

    I tried to enable protections one-by-one and found the following. Only three protection methods seem to work for me now: 1) Native Exe Stub 2) Obfuscation, 3) Control Flow Obfuscation. As soon as I select anyother method (like Supress ILDASM, or NecroBit or String Encryption or any other method) protected executable stops working. If I enable any locks (like expiration date lock or any other) application doesn'twork, too!

    So, everyone - beware. I wonder how this Reactor can be used for
    commercial applications if these applications stop working on Win 7 as a result?
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    yes....it worked
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    .NET Reactor is a powerful code protection and software licensing system for software written for the .NET Framework, and supports all languages that generate .NET assemblies

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