Software Protection with Skater .NET Obfuscator

Skater .NET Obfuscator
2 min readJul 5, 2022

.NET obfuscator is a software protection tool that is completely compatible with any .NET framework/.NET Core and is highly effective in protecting your systems against unauthorized entry. There are many advantages of using the .NET obfuscator. The benefits and the appropriate case where it can be used are abundantly clear. Source code extraction is prevented completely. The areas where its benefits can be used and the process of using these codes are also easy to understand. .NET makes assembly code reverse engineering a highly complicated process by obfuscating or concealing and confusing names. Organisations can use the system to mark some specific strings to conceal. In this process only specific strings will be obfuscated or encrypted. A decryption routine is inserted into the systems assembly which can call the decryption code at run-time to return the original strings. Another way of obstructing unlawful entry into your protected systems is by scrambling .NET methods, namely its functions and procedures code. This method is called the control flow obfuscation and it works by distorting and reordering the IL code in the assembly and preserving code semantics. The intent is to make interpretation of the codes a seemingly complex task for hackers, both human and technical. Skater .NET obfuscator is the ideal tool for .NET source code protection and implements all known software protection techniques and algorithms.

How to use Skater? Run Skater. The tool has 3 main buttons: “Open”, “Save Settings”, and “Obfuscate”.

Get started Skater .NET Obfuscator

Open your .NET assembly by using “Open” dialog box. On the Info Tab page you able to browse main assembly properties and the assembly structure as well.

Adjust your assembly obfuscation preferences by using all of presented tab pages.

Click the “Save Settings” button to store the obfuscation settings as the preferred settings to be used when opening this assembly next time when you will use Skater again.
Also the stored Settings may be used for command-line obfuscation in batch MS-DOS mode.

If you have saved pre-stored Settings just click F3 button and select from pop-up list an assembly you would like to open for obfuscation. It will populate the assembly into Skater interface with all previously stored specific preferences.

Push “Obfuscate” button (or F5). The time spending for obfuscation is proportionate to your assembly size and how hard are your obfuscation settings.

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Skater .NET Obfuscator
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Skater .NET Obfuscator is an obfuscation tool for .NET code protection. It implements all known software protection techniques and obfuscation algorithms.