IDA as a disassembler

  • Tools that aid you in reverse engineer a file whose source code isnt available

  • Disassemblers helps you in analysing the working of your code.

In the whole walkthrough, i will be using IDA (Interactive Disassembler). Its free version can be downloaded from

https://www.hex-rays.com/products/ida/support/download.shtml

IDA is the first choice as disassembler and debugger in corporate world and is widely used in malware analysis or to perform software vulnerability research.