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PE Corrector ::: Installation Guide

General Information

Thank you for downloading PE Corrector.

PE Corrector corrects Windows Portable Executable (PE) files (EXE, DLL, SYS, BPL, DPL, CPL, OCX, ACM, AX, and SCR), removing extraneous information from the final file version. This information may include headers, strings with illegal characters, and export debugging functions.

Many compilers insert this binary trash into the compiled file, which significantly increases its final size. More dangerously, it gives hackers direct clues about how your program works and the easiest way to bypass its defense.

PE Corrector removes unnecessary debugging functions, clears binary trash in headers, organizes internal file structure, erases section names (.rsrc, .reloc, .pdata, and so on), and removes relocation tables.

In addition, PE Corrector allows programmers to insert their own data into the header (copyright information, for example), and examine the list of the export functions. The program can prepare Portable Executable files for EXE packers and reduce their size.

PE Corrector is safe and easy to install, and easy to use. In just a few minutes you will be able to use it and solve your problems.

For your convenience these guidelines was divided into two parts. First part is "Quick Start Guide" for experienced users. And the second one is more detailed guide designed for users who experience troubles during installation process. At the end of this document you will find various additional information which possibly will be interesting for you.

Quick Start Guide

1. Download the latest release of the product (installer file name is PECorrector_Setup.exe) and save it to your favorite download directory.
2. Find PECorrector_Setup.exe file and run it.
3. Please follow the installer instructions. If you want to launch PE Corrector right away after the installation process, please check "Launch PE Corrector" option after installation and click on the "Finish" button.
4. After installation you will find PE Corrector menu in the Windows Start\Programs menu. You can launch PE Corrector, view its help file and uninstall it from there.

Detailed Guide

Downloading

1. Click on the link with product title in "Product Releases" section on our download page ( http://www.gigamindsystems.com/pec/download.php ).
2. Select your favorite download directory as directory for saving the downloading file. Also you can select any other directory from which it will be convenient for you to install PE Corrector (c:\My Downloads, for example). Please do not modify the file name ( PECorrector_Setup.exe ).
3. Wait a moment until the file will be downloaded completely.

Start the Installation Process

1. We recommend you to login as administrator to avoid possible troubles.
2. Open the directory which you have used for saving downloaded file. You can use "Windows Explorer" program or "My Computer" folder from desktop to do it. Please find the PECorrector_Setup.exe file in the opened directory.
3. If you forgot directory or file name, please use file finding tool:
- click on the "Start" button (usually it is located in the bottom-left corner of the desktop)
- select "Find" item in the appeared menu
- click on "Files and Folders" item in the appeared submenu
- enter PECorrector_Setup.exe as a required file name and launch the search
- downloaded file ( PECorrector_Setup.exe ) should be in the search results
4. Run the PECorrector_Setup.exe file (double click on it).

Installation Process

1. Click on the "Next" button in the appeared window.
2. Please read the License Agreement and select "I accept the agreement" if you accept it. Click on the "Next" button.
3. Read the information in the new window and click on the "Next" button after reading.
4. Select the folder where you would like PE Corrector to be installed. If you not sure in your choice, please keep the default value. Click on the "Next" button.
5. We recommend you not to modify the start menu folder name. Click on the "Next" button.
6. Please select options for desired additional tasks. Click on the "Next" button.
7. Check your previous choices in the appeared "Ready to Install" window. Click on the "Install" button if you are ready to install.
8. Wait for installation completion. Select "Launch PE Corrector" option if you want to run PE Corrector immediately. Click on the "Finish" button.
9. Please reboot your system if installer asks.

Launch the installed program

1. Click on the "Start" button. Select the "Programs" item in the appeared menu.
2. Find and select "PE Corrector" item in the "Programs" submenu.
3. Click on the "PE Corrector" item in the appeared submenu to launch the program.
4. Click on the "PE Corrector Help" item to view help file.

Deinstallation

1. Be sure that PE Corrector is not running.
2. Click on the "Start" button. Select the "Programs" item in the appeared menu.
3. Find and select "PE Corrector" item in the "Programs" submenu.
4. Click on the "Uninstall PE Corrector" item in the appeared submenu to uninstall the program.
5. Click on the "Yes" button in the appeared window. The deinstallation process will begin.
6. During deinstallation you will be asked to visit our special online form with a deinstallation survey. Please fill in that form and tell us why you uninstall PE Corrector and why you was unhappy with it. This will help us to make PE Corrector better. If you don't want to help us, you may click on the "No" button.
7. Click on the "OK" button.

Additional Information

You will find a lot of resources for PE Corrector users on our site ( http://www.gigamindsystems.com/pec/ ). Some of them are described below.

Online help and FAQ

Learn more about PE Corrector using our online help and FAQ ( http://www.gigamindsystems.com/pec/help/ ).

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Support

If you will encounter any problem during installation and evaluation, please contact our technical support at support@gigamindsystems.com and describe your problem. Moreover you can send a message to our support directly from page on our site ( http://www.gigamindsystems.com/pec/support.php ).

Contact Information

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