Miss Identify - Latest version 1.0

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Miss Identify is a program to find Win32 applications. In its default mode it displays the filename of any executable that does not have an executable extension (i.e. exe, dll, com, sys, cpl, hxs, hxi, olb, rll, or tlb). The program can also be run to display all executables encountered, regardless of the extension. This is handy when looking for all of the executables on a drive. Other options allow the user to record the strings found in an executable and to work recursively. See the manual page for more information.

Sample output

Searching for mislabeled executables

C:\> missidentify *
Searching for all executables
C:\> missidentify -a * 
Searching for all executables in an unusual place
C:\> missidentify -ar c:\windows\system32

Supported Platforms

Microsoft Windows

The program runs on Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and Vista. It is not supported on Windows 95, 98, Me, 3.1, 3.11, or 3.11 for Workgroups.


The program has been tested on Open Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux, and Mac OS X. It should compile and run on any other platform that is supported by the GNU Build Tools.

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Stable Version

The latest stable version of Miss Identify is version 1.0 and was released on 20 Feb 2008. Be sure to verify the SHA256 hash for your download before using the program! You can take a look at the complete changelog, but here are the changes in the latest version:

New Features

Version 1.0 20 Feb 2008 Source code SHA256 9e721137c86928cd086427b41d4aeb246af1bc160a78199d535ebcae5a3ca29d
Windows executable SHA256 766358ad15bd60b4e9ccc661c7f4a7c769e7eaf38578a9afc98a57935077fca7

Beta Version

There is no beta version of Miss Identify right now. If you have any problems or would like to see something added to Miss Identify, please send mail to the developer at research ==at== jessekornblum **dot* com or visit the Sourceforge project page.

Older Versions

Although older versions of Miss Identify are available for historical purposes, you shouldn't use these unless you have a truly compelling reason.

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Miss Identify is licensed under version 2 of the General Public License.

About the Developer

Miss Identfy was written by Jesse Kornblum. Please send all correspondence to research ==at== jessekornblum **dot* com .


The testing of this program was made possible in part thanks to the generosity of the Computer Science Department at the University of Iowa. Thanks also to A— and D— for inspiration, testing, feedback, and spiritual guidance.

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