Qus:    What is a PE file?
Oct 14, 2020 10:13 2 Answers Views: 137 RITA

PE stands for Portable Executable. It is a derivative of the Microsoft Common Object File Format (COFF). Windows executable, .EXE or DLL files follow the PE file format. It consists of four parts:

1. PE/COFF headers- Contains information regarding .EXE or DLL file.

2. CLR header- Contains information about CLR & memory management.

3. CLR data- Contains metadata of DDLs and MSIL code generated by compilers.

4. Native image section- Contains sections like .data, .rdata, .rsrc, .text etc.

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ALLINO Oct 15, 2020 02:36
Answer:   PE stands for Portable Executable. It is a derivative of the Microsoft Common Object File Format (COFF). Windows executable, .EXE or DLL files follow the PE file format. It consists of four parts:
1. PE/COFF headers- Contains information regarding .EXE or DLL file.
2. CLR header- Contains information about CLR & memory management.
3. CLR data- Contains metadata of DDLs and MSIL code generated by compilers.
4. Native image section- Contains sections like .data, .rdata, .rsrc, .text etc.

PARTH Oct 15, 2020 08:57
Answer:   A PE file is a Portable Executable file. PE is the name given to standard 32 bit Windows executables and defined the structure of the .exe file format. These files contain header information, resource and the raw machine code compiled from an applications source code.

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