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.exe Compressors

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What are some common executeable compressors that are easy to work with (and can function by the command line so I can use them easily in MSVC++). I currently use UPX to compress my stuff -- it turns 192K exe into a 32K exe (down to 19% original size). It also compresses .dll''s down to roughly half their uncompressed size -- and they can all still be used normally. However, I am just curious as to what others have found, and to see if anyone has anything better. (i use upx v.1.24)

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I''d recommend a dropper + APACK for smaller stuff (say < 16 kb), and UPX otherwise.
APACK squeezes my /heavily/ optimized work-in-progress demo by 29% (1640 -> 1272 bytes + 119 byte decomp stub + 32 byte dropper).

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