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i was writing a program with autoit and i was thinking to sell it to my customers, i made a something to check a username and password from my internet host and if they was correct .......

Unfortunately i noticed that all of source code can be seen if i open compiled script with a hex viewer like XVI32 so if someone know a little about AutoIt he can change my source and change where i made a 'If'. just look at the picture below and tell me there is anyway to fix it.

Edited by D4RKON3
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Other than using Obfuscator and/or UPX to at least make it harder to read, there's not much you can do to a script to make it impossible to be read.

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The easiest step is just to turn on obfuscation during the "compile".

Look at obfuscator and it's options.

There are more drastic measures you can take. A forum search ought to turn them up.

Of course, anything you do, someone else can undo if they're willing to make the effort.

Edit: Drats, beat by a few seconds! lol

Edited by Spiff59
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You have the possibility to save the code to the exe!

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_SaveSource=                 ;(Y/N) Save a copy of the Scriptsource in the EXE resources. default=N

probably #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_SaveSource=y is set.



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