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A powerful code protection and software licensing system for software written for the .NET Framework
.NET Reactor is a powerful code protection and software licensing system for software written for the .NET Framework, and supports all languages that generate .NET assemblies. Its' main features are :
* Intellectual property protection
o NecroBit Protection
o Native Code generation
o Control Flow Obfuscation
o String Encryption
o Anti Tampering
o Resource Encryption and Compression
o Dependency Merging
o Protects full applications and libraries (dlls)
* Powerful licensing system
o Create trial versions of your software
+ Set an expiration date
+ Limit use to a fixed number of days after installation
+ Limit by number of uses
+ Limit to use for no more than a set number of minutes each invocation
+ Limit trial version functionality
o Easily turn your trial version into a fully licensed version
o License your software
+ Permanently (non expiring license)
+ By time period (i.e rent your software)
+ By number of uses (i.e software as a service)
* Software development kit
o Integrate license checking into you assembly and extend licensing functionality
o Extend licensing functions with bespoke extensions.
Why you need to protect your intellectual property.
When you compile a program written for the Microsoft .NET framework, the program you provide to your users is not compiled into a native executable program, but instead is translated into something called the Common Intermediate Language instructions (CIL). CIL is half way between source code and native code, and is interpreted by the .NET framework when your program is run, rather than executed directly as machine code. Because of this, the source code of your application or library can be easily reproduced. Tools such as .NET Reflector can reproduce source code from a compiled .NET assemblies in seconds, and in the .NET language of your choice! Clearly, commercial software distributed to end users without some form of protection is wide open to piracy and intellectual property theft.
The traditional solution to intellectual property protection in .NET is to use 'obfuscation', indeed Microsoft make an obfuscation utility available to Visual Studio users.
So why is obsfucation not enough?
Obfuscation is the process of making your source code more difficult (but not impossible) for humans to understand. Obfuscation works by replacing the meaningful names you assign to classes, methods, properties and variables with meaningless ones. For example, it may replace a variable name of "counter" with "A4DF3CV89G" - to humans these obfuscated names are confusing and difficult to remember, but have no effect on the NET Framework interpreter. Note that obfuscation does nothing to the source code within your methods, so it is not protected at all by obfuscation. .NET Reactor does everything an obfuscator does, but then wraps your intellectual property in several more layers of protection, denying access to your source code to even those who are determined to steal your hard work. .NET Reactor's protection has never been cracked, something which cannot be said about obfuscators.
|Date Added||July 01, 2013, 12:23 GMT|
|License||Free to try (Shareware); $179.00 to buy|
|Last Week / All Time Downloads||3 / 767|
|Filename / Size||
dotnet_reactor_setup_4_6_0_0.exe / 10.2MB
|OS Support||Windows All|
|.NET Reactor 188.8.131.52||July 01, 2013 - Latest Version|
|.NET Reactor 184.108.40.206||February 13, 2013|
|.NET Reactor 220.127.116.11||April 06, 2011|
|.NET Reactor 2.6.2||December 11, 2006|
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