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Detect It Easy

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1.01 | Updated: 01 Jun 2016



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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Detect It Easy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Detect It Easy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Detect It Easy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade die -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.01'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade die -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.01'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install die
    name: die
    version: '1.01'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'die' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.01'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller die
    Name     = "die"
    Version  = "1.01"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'die':
  ensure   => '1.01',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 09 Jun 2016.


"DIE" is a cross-platform application, apart from Windows version there are also available versions for Linux and Mac OS.

Many programs of the kind (PEID, PE tools) allow to use third-party signatures. Unfortunately, those signatures scan only bytes by the pre-set mask, and it is not possible to specify additional parameters. As the result, false triggering often occur. More complicated algorithms are usually strictly set in the program itself. Hence, to add a new complex detect one needs to recompile the entire project. No one, except the authors themselves, can change the algorithm of a detect. As time passes, such programs lose relevance without the constant support.

Detect It Easy has totally open architecture of signatures. You can easily add your own algorithms of detects or modify those that already exist. This is achieved by using scripts. The script language is very similar to JavaScript and any person, who understands the basics of programming, will understand easily how it works. Possibly, someone may decide the scripts are working very slow. Indeed, scripts run slower than compiled code, but, thanks to the good optimization of Script Engine, this doesn't cause any special inconvenience. The possibilities of open architecture compensate these limitations.

DIE exists in three versions. Basic version ("DIE"), Lite version ("DIEL") and console version ("DIEC"). All the three use the same signatures, which are located in the folder "db". If you open this folder, nested sub-folders will be found ("Binary", "PE" and others). The names of sub-folders correspond to the types of files. First, DIE determines the type of file, and then sequentially loads all the signatures, which lie in the corresponding folder. Currently the program defines the following types:

  • MSDOS executable files MS-DOS
  • PE executable files Windows
  • ELF executable files Linux
  • MACH executable files Mac OS
  • Text files
  • Binary all other files

$packageName = 'die'
$url = ''
$checksum = '518c4601e6f50ae4801dc9aef7f87a0fb091433531ce84f66457129204b06d3f'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                             -Url "$url" `
                             -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                             -Checksum "$checksum" `
                             -ChecksumType "$checksumType"

Write-Debug "Create empty sidecar metadata files for shimgen.exe to designate gui"
$die = Join-Path $toolsDir "die.exe"
$diel = Join-Path $toolsDir "diel.exe"
Set-Content -Path ("$die.gui") -Value $null
Set-Content -Path ("$diel.gui") -Value $null

Write-Debug "Prevent overwriting shims just created"
$die = Join-Path $toolsDir "stuff\die.exe"
$diel = Join-Path $toolsDir "stuff\diel.exe"
Set-Content -Path ("$die.ignore") -Value $null
Set-Content -Path ("$diel.ignore") -Value $null

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Detect It Easy 3.02 549 Saturday, June 5, 2021 Approved
Detect It Easy 3.01 377 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Approved
Detect It Easy 2.05 1346 Monday, October 7, 2019 Approved
Detect It Easy 2.03 630 Saturday, May 11, 2019 Approved
Detect It Easy 2.02 188 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Approved
Detect It Easy 1.01 707 Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Approved



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