Extracting Contents of EXE Files

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    How do you extract the contents of an EXE Program Installer file without running the EXE Program Installer file?

    I want to extract the contents of the Dr.Web LiveUSB EXE file, hoping that the whole ISO file is inside. Sometimes Dr.Web stops updating the Dr.Web LiveCD for a period of several weeks at a time. However, it seems like the Dr.Web Live USB EXE is updated almost daily. I usually update my bootable USB Flash Drive (made with YUMI) about once a week. I need the updated Dr.Web LiveCD ISO file for this update.

    -http://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/liveusb/win/

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Sully

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    Some installers make it very difficult.

    Sometimes you can start the install process and look for the temp file it creates, and just copy/paste from there.

    Other times you have to install to VM or sandbox, copy out the files wanted, then delete vm/sandbox.

    Some installers will have tools created, like UniExtractor, which might work.

    I use the VM/Sandbox method the most.

    Sul.
     
  3. TheKid7

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    Thank you.

    Since I have Sandboxie, I can run the EXE 'sandboxed' and then copy the ISO file from the 'sandbox'. Is this correct? I would probably need to first increase the sandbox size from the default sandbox size.
     
  4. moontan

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    it works sometimes with 7-Zip.

    not with all programs though.
     
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  6. TheKid7

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    I just noticed that Dr.Web announced on October 18 that they have released a new virus finding engine for many of their products (including the Dr.Web LiveCD). Maybe they will update the Dr.Web LiveCD soon.
     
  7. TheKid7

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    7-Zip worked, but there was no ISO file. It is apparently an actual "Installation" package.
     
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