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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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Chapter 4. Getting Started with IDA

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It’s about time we got down to actually using IDA. The remainder of this book is dedicated to various features of IDA and how you can leverage them to best suit your reverse engineering needs. In this chapter we begin by covering the options you are presented with when you launch IDA, and then we describe just what is happening when you open a binary file for analysis. Finally, we’ll present a quick overview of the user interface to lay the groundwork for the remaining chapters.

For the sake of standardization, examples in both this chapter and the remainder of the book will be presented with the Windows Qt GUI ...

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