Peering Inside the PE: A Tour of the Win32 Portable Executable File Format

Ever wondered how the Portable Executable (PE) file format works?  Read up on what Matt Pietrek has to say about PE files.  This article may be time consuming but if you are into researching the PE file format it is worthwhile.  Some of the things covered include 

  • Win32 and PE Basic Concepts
  • The PE Header
  • The Section Table
  • Common Sections
  • PE File Imports
  • PE File Exports
  • PE File Resources
  • PE File Base Relocations
  • Differences Between PE and COFF OBJ Files
  • Using PEDUMP


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