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How to protect desktop exe code from reverse Engineering and get source code? As decompiler are easily available any one can easly get source code.Can Strong Name or obfuscator software guarantee source code protection.Is there any other technique apart from these?any other language like vc++ or java code have more security features ?
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There is no way to 100% Gurantee that someone wont be able to Reverse Engineer your code. Using Dotfuscator is a good measure none the less.

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Java and C# have the same issues regarding decompliling.

Any .NET managed code compiles to IL as far as I know, and can therefore be "decompiled".

If you compile code in VB6 or non-.NET C++ you will have something that is more or less secure in the way you are thinking.


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You must obfuscate your .Net apps: take a look at Crypto Obfuscator, it uses many obfuscation methods (string/constant encryption, method call hiding, symbol renaming, etc) - you will not be able to make sense of any decompiled code!
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