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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

bye

GekIT,

Do this again and you will be sanctioned. :naughty:

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Edited by Melba23
Pretty obvious stupidity from the OP

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GeekIT,

From what I can see from ScryptCriptor (I feel ill even typing that awful mis-spelt name :x ) you can do just as much to protect your work by compiling an AutoIt script:

 

"ScriptCryptor lets you quickly produce standalone, royalty free applications from your VBS or JS files. VBScript or JScript files will be converted into EXE files, the source of your scripts will be encrypted with Blowfish algorithm. Once converted, they cannot be modified or viewed by other users.

ScriptCryptor Compiler also lets you set various resources in the .EXE file, such as its description, the company name, version information and even the application icon. In additional, you may include any files to compiled exe file and use it during execution."

I would be very surprised if there were not decompilers for these files as there are for AutoIt executables so, as I believe you can do everything you can do in Batch in AutoIt, why not cut out the middle man and code directly in AutoIt? :huh:

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I am not sure I understand the requirements but could you store your batch scripts encrypted and just decrypt them within the program only for running?

func _encryptData($string)
    $encryptedString=_Crypt_EncryptData($string, "[YOUR PASSWORD KEY]", $CALG_AES_256)
return $encryptedString
EndFunc

Func _decryptData($string)
    $decryptedString=_Crypt_DecryptData($string, "[YOUR PASSWORD KEY]", $CALG_AES_256)
Return BinaryToString($decryptedString)
EndFunc

Oops, crossed posts with @Melba23 ... we hit enter around the same time.

Edited by Jfish

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

ok, first of all, i love autoit, but sometimes i find it easy to work with batch or vbscript to...

I don't like the fact that you need to make some exe that needs a second file that is encrypted to,

just one pacage to double click with a self made icon, straight and simple (:

and i like to compile that source to a single exe file so that i can use it with command line or give it to a friend

who don't know so much about scripts and prevent people from modifying or copying the code...

I like ScriptCryptor becouse the vbscripts are more protected then just "load it into the temp folder" and its a fully portable single exe.

like a real program and not a script file.

maybe you guys find that stupid but i like it that way but they don't made ScriptCryptor if people don't needed it.

So can you do the same for batch by e.g. make some sort of exe wrapper that loads the script to the memory like ScriptCryptor does an pack it to a single exe file?

Thanks for the reply's already (: 

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GeekIT,

 

its a fully portable single exe. like a real program and not a script file.

What you are describing there is an AutoIt executable - so why look any further? :huh:

 

just one pacage to double click with a self made icon, straight and simple

don't like the fact that you need to make some exe that needs a second file that is encrypted to

And where do you get this strange idea of how AutoIt compilation works? All I do is select a menu item in the SciTE editor and, hey presto, an executable appears - with user defined icon if required and no "second file" (whatever that is). ;)

I suggest you stop spouting complete rubbish and try to understand how AutoIt compilation actually functions. :)

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First, I agree that you could do all this in AutoIt.  As to the second file reference perhaps @GeekIT was referring to a second file to store the an encrypted script from batch etc unless I misunderstood.  I think what he is trying to do is:

1. read in a batch file,

2. store it without creating a db or second file

3. encrypt it.

4. create a new script that runs as a single exe.

I would say you could still do that in AutoIt by reading the batch file in and using your "wrapper" script to write the "run time" script.  I would just use the file you read-in to write a new au3 script and then call the Au3 compiler.  All the second script is really doing is executing the batch you read in and stored.  Unless I still don't understand the scope of what you are trying to do ...


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

as a reply to "I suggest you stop spouting complete rubbish and try to understand how AutoIt compilation actually functions."
i meant "encrypted file" as a reply on "Prodigy" with "could you store your batch scripts encrypted and just decrypt them within the program only for running"
 
I just want to do the same with batch scripts as ScriptCryptor does with VBScrips...
no temporary files at all.
 
I want to make a sort of compiler that protects the batch script by running it from memory and don't store the "batch script" in a temporary folder,
but keep it safe in the exe file itself so that i could just open and modify it, and i don't want my "compiled" batch script to leave temporary files ether.
 
just exactly the same as ScriptCryptor does but then for batchfiles.
 
Batch script -> compile to exe -> run exe = no temp files, just running the batch script from memory
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I think the biggest issue is trying to figure out how to execute batch commands from memory without the use of a file.  I am no expert but I did some quick searching and don't see much on that.  I agree that using native AutoIt would be a superior approach.


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

I think the biggest issue is trying to figure out how to execute batch commands from memory without the use of a file.  I am no expert but I did some quick searching and don't see much on that.  I agree that using native AutoIt would be a superior approac

 

ok but vbscript works the same as batch, ant scriptcryptor can do the job...

I have an idea, could i maybe just use the autoit ide (scite AutoIt3Wrapper) and embed the batch-file?

Or is the file then again stored in a temporary place?

Edited by GeekIT

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Try it :D ...

One problem may be feeding a path to the execute command.  It requires a file path ... not sure if that would work.

 

youre right, damm...  :( I don't get it, how do they make something like that?

Its harder than i thought...

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I have an idea, could i maybe just use the autoit ide (scite AutoIt3Wrapper) and embed the batch-file?

 

Or, rather than trying to customize AutoIt to suit your personal comfort level with batch and vbs, you could recognize AutoIt for the much more powerful language that it is, and learn how to properly use it to do anything you could do with a batch file.


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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

Or, rather than trying to customize AutoIt to suit your personal comfort level with batch and vbs, you could recognize AutoIt for the much more powerful language that it is, and learn how to properly use it to do anything you could do with a batch file.

 

"I know that there are other programming languages that can do more and are better than batch but that's not the question..."

and yes, autoit is powerfull, and :ILA: but if autoit is so powerfull then why is it so difficult to make something like this?

There are some cases in witch batch is easier or faster to program, and there are some people who don't know autoit to.

you can't expect everyone to learn autoit, + i never said that I can't "properly use it", I just don't know everything...

Just wanted to know if making something like that is also possible with autoit..................

Edited by GeekIT

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In thinking about this problem I propose a "outside the box" approach. Please feel free to put holes in what I propose.

Steps:

  1. create virtual drive
  2. Create file on virtual drive
  3. Write needed commands to file
  4. save
  5. compile as exe
  6. run file
  7. once file has finished, delete virtual drive. This will remove all traces of the file.

Odds are this approach is strongly suspect and won't work. Then again, it might.

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GeekIT,

Having now looked at ScriptCryptor in more detail I feel quite justified in repeating that it does no more or less than a compiled AutoIt executable using something like FileInstall to include the non-VBS scripts (like your batch files) it will run. Nowhere can I find the fact that it runs these scripts from memory without loading them into some form of temporary storage - in fact there is even a statement on the Abyssmedia site saying that this is exactly what it does to such files:

 

"Before main script execution this files will be extracted to temporary folder and you will be able access then. Files will be removed automatically after main script execution."

And as I have already stated I would be very surprised if the executables themselves could not be decompiled if there was someone determined enough to do so.

So I propose you do one of 2 things:

 

- 1. FileInstall your batch files into a simple AutoIt wrapper which will extract them to a temporary location, run them, and then delete them.

- 2. Learn how to use AutoIt so that you can replace the batch files with AutoIt code - then the compiled AutoIt executable will have no need to extract, run and delete any other files. This would seem to me to be the better solution by far.

Whatever your choice, we will be happy to help you develop your application. :)

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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http://www.abyssmedia.com/quickbfc/

For their batch file compiler, it says something else.


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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

GeekIT,

I did read that - and it refers to the VBS and JScript files that ScriptCryptor converts, not the "you may include any files to compiled exe file and use it during execution" files which would obviously include your batch files. These files will be extracted as explained in the text I posted earlier. :)

BrewManNH,

I am happy to believe that the batch file convertor does not extract the file - but that is not the ScriptCryptor software the OP emntioned and that we are discussing here, which deals with VBScript and JScript scripts. ;)

; =========

Now I am out of this thread as the OP seems unable to understand what is written about the software he wishes to emulate (or the replies he is getting here for that matter) - which is going to make emulating it pretty difficult. :bye:

M23

Edit: GeekIT,

I see you have now changed software and wish to emulate the batch file convertor. My comments above still stand - learn to use AutoIt and replace the batch files with AutoIt scripts - then you have exactly the same thing with an AutoIt executable. And goodbye again. :bye:

Edited by Melba23

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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#20 ·  Posted (edited)

 

There are some cases in witch batch is easier or faster to program, and there are some people who don't know autoit to.

you can't expect everyone to learn autoit,

 

A: it is only easier and faster because you refuse to invest the time and energy to learn the language. Instead of spending all this time asking about batch file convertor, or ScriptCryptor, you could have posted the batch file and someone would have shown you how to convert to AutoIt by now.

B: You're asking for help on an AutoIt help forum, expecting you to become competent with the language is not out of the realm of reason.

Edited by JLogan3o13

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