InstallShield Self-Extracting EXE

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Name InstallShield Self-Extracting EXE
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InstallShield Self-Extracting EXE is a executable installer file created by the InstallShield installation software for Windows.

This article is intended to cover only the outer-layer distribution file, and not the various executable and other component files that it may contain.

Not all editions of InstallShield supported creating self-extracting EXE files, and it's not uncommon to find InstallShield component files packaged in other ways (e.g. ZIP), or unpackaged.

[Ed. note: This article needs much more research and expansion.]

Identification

For at least one version (3?) of InstallShield, ASCII "InstallShield Self-Extracting Stub Program" appears beginning at offset 943.

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Wanted: Lots more samples from different versions of InstallShield.

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