Relyze is a truly cool Windows tool for disassembling, decompiling, and comparing native code binaries.
Upon exploring this tool’s features, I quickly realized that I would write an article about it on my site. With Relyze, it is possible to navigate through the structure of binaries and understand their composition. It’s like having a map to explore a digital maze, but instead of searching for the exit, we uncover the interesting stuff hidden inside.
The remarkable thing about Relyze is that it offers data visualization, enriching your analysis. For instance, you can decompile low-level native code into more human-understandable pseudo-code, gaining insights into program behavior. As the great Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you haven’t understood anything, you bunch of noobs.” This statement holds even truer with Relyze.
Visualizing the relationships between code and data with interactive graphs of control flow, calls, and references enables a better understanding of the connections within the binaries you examine.
Imagine two binaries, much like two different fingerprints. With Relyze, you can perform differential analysis of these binaries, exploring their similarities and differences. This is perfect for analyzing security patches or malware variants, among other use cases.
Relyze supports Portable Executable (PE) and Executable and Linking Format (ELF) binary file formats and symbol formats like PDB, Embedded COFF, STAB, TDS, and MAP files. Supported architectures include x86, x64, ARM32 (ARMv7 including Thumb Mode), and ARM64 (AArch64).
Furthermore, Relyze lets you quickly obtain an overview of the binary by displaying information about the file, its associated hashes, the files included, and the available security mitigations, entropy graphs, and integrated security certificates.
Relyze’s interface is modern and clean, keeping analysis at the center of attention. Everything is designed to be intuitive and efficient. In short, it’s a comprehensive, all-in-one tool for binary analysis.
You can even enhance the software’s capabilities with your own Ruby plugins if that’s your idea of fun!
To summarize, it’s an excellent and highly comprehensive tool for binary analysis that will remind you of Ghidra or Hopper, particularly due to the extensive range of available features. If you engage in reverse engineering, I strongly encourage you to try it by clicking here.”