This program may not be popular with computer users, but IT professionals such as malware analysts and experience software reverse engineers can attest that this program is one of the most crucial tools in their professional arsenal. This program is a collection of tools that provide detailed information about a binary file that is being examined. As such, it is beneficial for investigating malware for vital “strings” such as URL, IPs and other vital information without the need for digging deep into the assembly code.
Although the application has a simple user interface, it is geared towards the computer experts. Once the program opens an executable, it disassembles in immediately to display the vital components such as HEX view, Structures, Enums, Imports and Exports, memory addresses and the associated libraries. This program is essential for analyzing and detecting vulnerabilities.
The program functions as a multi-processor debugger that disassembles executables and generates the maps of code execution. Its capability to extract and analyze executables without the need for accessing the source code makes it the most reliable disassembler in the market today. This program is being used by security companies such as makers of antivirus programs and the military to tackle knotty security situations by analyzing inimical codes to extract security vulnerabilities in order to improve it.
It is part from debuggers / decompilers category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The IDA demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.