Appendix E

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Offline Verification Tool Reference

An offline verification tool for managed PE files, PEVerify.exe is distributed with the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK. The tool includes two components: the metadata validator (MDValidator) and the IL verifier (ILVerifier).

MDValidator works on the module level, running validity checks of the metadata of a specified managed module (PE file). It does not matter whether the specified module is a prime module or an auxiliary. If the specified module is a prime module of an assembly, MDValidator does not automatically check other modules of the same assembly.

ILVerifier works on the assembly level, loading ...

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