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    Ollydbg (and probably other debuggers) can view my C++ source code

    Really. With the comments too.
    What the hell?
    I thought it was impossible or at least hard to retrieve the source code for a C/C++ application but opening my executable with OllyDbg and going to View->Source isn't hard.

    Anyway, how do I prevent this?

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    Re: Ollydbg (and probably other debuggers) can view my C++ source code

    Compile optimized, with no debug information.

    Viggy

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    Re: Ollydbg (and probably other debuggers) can view my C++ source code

    How do I do that in VS2010?

    Edit: It's okay now. I deleted the .pdb file from the executable directory.
    Thanks
    Last edited by paprica; July 25th, 2011 at 02:37 PM.

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    Re: Ollydbg (and probably other debuggers) can view my C++ source code

    BTW, Is there some kind of anti-debugger protection for executables?

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    Re: Ollydbg (and probably other debuggers) can view my C++ source code

    No. Ultimately, anyone can view assembly for your application. The "protection" is to change to a "Release" version, not a "Debug" version.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=VS.71%29.aspx

    Viggy

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