The PE File Format


A very good article to understand on how the PE file format works B. Luevelsmeyer.  Below are the contents included.  This article was given to me by a member by the handle mindlessdeath from HackForums.

  • Preface
  • General Layout
  • DOS-stub and Signature
  • File Header
  • Relative Virtual Addresses (RVA)
  • Optional Header
  • Section directories
  • Sections’ raw data
  • Acknowledgements
  • Copyright
  • Bug reports
  • Versions
  • Literature
  • Appendix

Article: http://webster.cs.ucr.edu/Page_TechDocs/pe.txt

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