Script Compilers

(Encoders & Packagers)

I can think of several valid reasons to compile, or actually package scripts:

Note that some packagers (e.g. Perl2Exe) include a (copy of your) script interpreter in their executable, while others (e.g. Microsoft's Script Encoder) may still require an interpreter to be installed on the target system.

Packagers always need to unpack scripts in order to run them. Smart computer users may find a way to locate and read these unpacked files.
ExeScript and ExeScript Editor use their own JScript/VBScript engine, so they do not need to unpack JScript and VBScript code to disk. For scripts in other languages, they too need to unpack to disk.

As for PowerLocker and Microsoft's Script Encoder, they aren't packagers or compilers, really. I included them because they can hide source code from prying eyes, which is the most common reason for using a packager.
Don't use the script encoder to protect administrators' passwords, or rather: don't ever use administrators' passwords hardcoded in your scripts, after all there seem to be several script decoders around...

Also note that most anti-virus software doesn't "like" compiled scripts.
On my own computer, compiled scripts are the most common source of "false positives".

 

Batch File Compilers
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter Brandon Dargo Download Advanced BAT to EXE Converter freeware version Free for personal use
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter Professional Edition Brandon Dargo Download Advanced BAT to EXE Converter Professional Edition trial version Buy Advanced BAT to EXE Converter Professional Edition now
Use coupon code CBFC-78FE for a 15% discount on Batch File Compiler Pro
Bat To Exe Converter Fatih Kodak Download Bat To Exe Converter freeware Free
Bat To Exe Online Converter Fatih Kodak Convert your batch file online Free
Bat2Exec Doug Boling Download Bat2Exec freeware Free
BatLite Pieter A. Hintjens Download BatLite freeware Free
ExeScript ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript trial version Buy ExeScript now
ExeScript Editor ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript Editor trial version Buy ExeScript Editor now
IExpress Microsoft Native in XP Free
PowerBatch Computing Systems Design, Inc. Download PowerBatch shareware Shareware
Quick Batch File Compiler Abyssmedia.com Download ScriptCryptor trial version Buy QBFC now
Note that batch compilers may not always understand all the magic you are performing in your batch files (packagers use the standard interpreter, so no problem there, other than batch file compatibility with Windows versions). Use standard commands only, if possible, and forget about undocumented DOS features.
Advanced BAT to EXE Converter, Batch File Compiler and Quick Batch File Compiler offer both Win32 and DOS6 compilation and handle NT's extended command switches very well, ExeScript (packager) can handle batch files for the default command interpreter (NT's CMD.EXE) only, and Bat2Exec, BatLite and PowerBatch are for "real" DOS only.
I still need to test IExpress (most likely will require XP SP2 to run).
 
Java Compilers
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
JEXECreator UCWare Download JEXECreator trial version Buy JEXECreator now
 
JScript Compilers
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
ExeScript ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript trial version Buy ExeScript now
ExeScript Editor ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript Editor trial version Buy ExeScript Editor now
Script Encoder Microsoft Download Script Encoder Free
(validation required)
ScriptCryptor Abyssmedia.com Download ScriptCryptor trial version Buy ScriptCryptor now
 
KiXtart Compilers
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
Kix2Exe Senser Download Kix2Exe Free
 
Perl Compilers
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
ExeScript Editor ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript Editor trial version Buy ExeScript Editor now
Perl2Exe IndigoStar Software Download Perl2Exe Buy Perl2Exe now
 
PowerShell Encrypters
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
ExeScript Editor ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript Editor trial version Buy ExeScript Editor now
PowerLocker Community version PowerLocker Download PowerLocker Pro trial Free
(if you deselect the CD in the order form)
PowerLocker Pro PowerLocker Download PowerLocker Pro trial Buy PowerLocker Pro now
 
Rexx Compilers
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
ExeScript Editor ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript Editor trial version Buy ExeScript Editor now
Open Object Rexx ooRexx.org Download ooRexx Royalty-free
(CPL v1.0)
Rexx/Wrapper SourceForge.net Download Rexx/Wrapper Free
(GNU GPL)
Rexx2Exe (for OS/2) Dennis Bareis Download Rexx2Exe for OS/2 Free
Rexx_Exe (for OS/2) Veit Kannegieser Download Rexx2Exe for OS/2 Free
REXXCC (for OS/2) Bernd Schemmer Download REXXCC for OS/2 Free
RXCLS (for OS/2) Steven Higgins Download RXCLS for OS/2 Shareware
 
VBScript Compilers
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Download Purchase
ExeScript ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript trial version Buy ExeScript now
ExeScript Editor ScriptCode.com Download ExeScript Editor trial version Buy ExeScript Editor now
HtaEdit (HTAs only) Adersoft Download HtaEdit trial version Buy HtaEdit now
IExpress Microsoft Native in XP Free
Script Encoder Microsoft Download Script Encoder Free
(validation required)
ScriptCryptor Abyssmedia.com Download ScriptCryptor trial version Buy ScriptCryptor now
Vb Script to EXE Converter A. Sabry Download Convert2 Free
Vb Script to EXE Online Converter A. Sabry Compile your VBScript online Free
VBS2CMD Denis St-Pierre View or download VBS2CMD.vbs Free
Vbs2Exe Enkeladress.com Download Vbs2Exe Buy Vbs2Exe now
VBScript2Exe Studio Catapano Download VBScript2Exe trial version Buy VBScript2Exe now
VbsEdit Adersoft Download VbsEdit trial version Buy VbsEdit now

 


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