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Anthony Trudeau September 2013 Entries
Crypto Obfuscator Evaluation

Obfuscation is the hiding of intended meaning. And within the context of programming it’s a necessary evil for different classes of programs. Programs written against the .NET Framework are compiled into intermediate code called Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL). MSIL preserves the structure and many of the details of your code. This makes decompiling trivial. Obfuscation isn’t something you think of as adding value to your program. It’s something you may be forced to do when you’re w

Posted On Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:20 PM

Removing Staged Windows 8 Apps
You may want to get rid of a built-in Windows 8 app such as News, Sports, et al. This is normally a straightforward operation – right click the app from the Start screen and choose Uninstall. In some cases your app can get stuck in a staged state. This can happen if you have pending updates for that application in the Windows Store. A staged Windows 8 app will show {S-1-5-18 [Unknown user]: Staged} for the PackageUserInformation if you run get-appxpackage –allusers from within PowerShell. Follow ......

Posted On Sunday, September 1, 2013 6:13 PM

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