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j_jeyananth
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I built an installer but the files are ex-tractable how to make installer dont show the files

I built an installer. but the files are ex-tractable by reverse engineering . My  understanding is hackers can use this way to extract and modify the features / inject malicious scripts .

how to prevent the files are ex-tractable by reverse engineering 

 

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bkelly
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This may be a better question for the InstallShield forum, but I would say that it is quite common for a single file setup to unpack itself to a temp directory for execution. The installer itself may be signed with a trusted certificate to confirm it hasn't been tampered with prior to execution via system policies.