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2016-08-26
· madCollection 2.8.0.0
· madExcept 4.0.16
· madCodeHook 4.0.0

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 2016-08-26 

I'm happy to announce the brand new madCodeHook 4.0 with the following key improvements:

· new "permanent" dll injection option survives reboots
· verification of hook dll's code signing signatures
· API hooks can now optionally record the caller's "thread state"
· stable cleanup of your hook dll resources
· rewritten dll injection technique (for newly created processes)
· improved compatability with other hooking libraries

A more detailed description about the various improvements is available here.

I've decided to move to a subscription based licensing model. Please don't worry about it, I think the terms and conditions are more than fair. My pricing math works out like this: If I release a major new upgrade (madCodeHook 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 etc) every 2 years, and ask for a 60% upgrade price every time, this sums up to the same 30% yearly subscription rate I'm asking for now. And you can just let the subscription run out at any time and you're still allowed to keep using the version you're on forever.

There are a couple different reasons why I'm switching to a subscription model: For one, it gives me a more predictable income. Furthermore, I don't have to save major functionality improvements for the next major upgrade, anymore. Instead I can now constantly and regularly work on improving madCodeHook, which should be a benefit for everyone. Finally, I hope that including a reasonable yearly payment into your budget might be easier than fitting in a much larger upgrade price every other year.

The exact terms of the subscription model, with full upgrade pricing etc is explained on the shop page. If you have a need to discuss this payment model change, or the upgrade pricing, please feel free to contact me email. I'm open for discussion and reasonable arguments.

 2016-05-17 

madExcept 4.0.15 comes with the following changes:

· added support for RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin
· patching doesn't change EXE/DLL file time, anymore

madCodeHook 3.1.12 comes with the following changes:

· fixed: some chrome shutdown crashes (when debugging)
· fixed: hook uninstall could crash (when debugging)
· fixed: SAFE_HOOKING could crash after uninjection
· fixed: IPC reply sometimes didn't arrive (missing PID)
· fixed: hook stub was allocated at wrong address (x64)
· fixed: preferred allocation address was sometimes ignored
· [C++] fixed: couple of leaks in HookAPI()
· [driver] fixed: leaked thread handle

 2016-03-23 

madExcept 4.0.14 comes with the following changes:

· exception box is now auto sized to show full header
· exceptbox size now supports weird window frame sizes
· added "HideLeak(someCallstack)" API
· fixed: IDE crashes were reported as "Unknown" class
· fixed: weird chars stopped Mantis/BugZilla upload
· fixed: HTTP uploading created incompatible MailFrom field
· fixed: 64bit madTraceProcess sometimes failed to find a process

madCodeHook 3.1.11 comes with the following changes:

· fixed some PAGE_EXECUTE_READWRITE security issues
· fixed: x64 jmp/call relocation miscalculation
· added hook to detect delay loaded dlls
· new process dll inject now always done in main thread
· dll injection loader lock improvement
· small performance improvements
· fixed rare crash when calling HookAPI
· [C++] fixed: some undocumented APIs had incorrect types
· [C++] fixed: ipc resource handling bug in case of failure
· [driver] fixed some PAGE_EXECUTE_READWRITE security issues
· [driver] worked around Microsoft EMET EAF complaint
· [driver] dll inject is now always done in main thread (win10)
· [driver] ntdll APIs are now located by parsing ntdll.dll file
· [driver] fixed conflict where alloc collided with kernel32.dll
· [driver] fixed: DriverVerifier made driver not load (win8 x64)
· [driver] fixed: some undocumented APIs had incorrect types

 2015-09-10 

madExcept 4.0.13 comes with the following changes:

· added support for RAD Studio 10 Seattle
· speeded up handling of "handled"/hidden exceptions

madCodeHook 3.1.10 comes with the following changes:

· fixed: threading issue when to-be-hooked dll is loaded
· fixed: some conflicts with other hook libraries (x64)
· improved thread protection for multiple injections

 2015-04-21 

madExcept 4.0.12 comes with the following changes:

· added support for RAD Studio XE8
· added detection for Windows 8.1, Windows 10 etc
· a couple of small bug fixes

madCodeHook 3.1.9 comes with the following changes:

· fixed: rare injection/hook instability bug
· fixed: rare IPC stability bug
· memory allocation performance improvement

 2014-10-26 

madExcept 4.0.11 comes with the following changes:

· added support for RAD Studio XE7
· fixed: plugins didn't work in XE6
· fixed: rare FPU exception crash when checking for leaks
· fixed: sometimes VirtualAlloc resources were reported as leaks
· fixed: "send bug report in background" dialog option didn't stick
· fixed: madExceptWizard sometimes produced superfluous QC warnings
· fixed a couple more small/rare bugs
· madExceptPatch.exe: speedup when parsing large map files
· madExceptPatch.exe: improved support for relative paths
· madExceptPatch.exe: added new switch "/restoreFileTime"
· madExceptWizard: map file isn't loaded in the IDE at all, anymore

madCodeHook 3.1.8 comes with the following changes:

· fixed: RestoreCode sometimes produced incorrect code
· fixed: hooking ntdll in non-large-address-aware x64 processes crashed
· FOLLOW_JMP now follows up to 10 JMPs in a row
· [driver] fixed denial of service vulnerability (found by Parvez Anwar)
· [C++] fixed: CreateProcessEx for x64 processes sometimes failed
· [C++] fixed: x64 hook installation sometimes (rarely) crashed
· [Delphi] fixed: XP/2003 x64: injection into 32bit processes failed
· [Delphi] added RAD Studio XE7 support

 2014-05-11 

madExcept 4.0.10 comes with the following changes:

· added support for XE6
· email "reply to" address is now automatically set
· added "replyTo" parameter to SendSmtpMail
· added undocumented SmtpReplyTo/SmtpPort options
· added support for Mantis sub projects
· limited Mantis OS string len to what Mantis supports
· added "HideInitializionLeaks" API
· "ExceptClass" for freezes is now reported as EFrozen
· added security to internal memory map sections

madCodeHook 3.1.7 comes with the following changes:

· [C++] fixed: 32bit injection problems when compiled as 32bit
· [driver] fixed: injection sometimes failed (win8.1)

madSecurity 1.2 comes with the following changes:

· added 64bit support
· added full Unicode support

 2013-12-03 

madExcept 4.0.9 comes with the following changes:

· fixed: PNG screenshots created by x64 code were corrupted
· fixed: protection failed for "TWeird.ThreadName"
· fixed: HTTP upload feedback didn't work, anymore
· fixed: BCB callstacks weren't always optimal
· BCB5 bug workaround to make madExcept work for dlls
· added new "HideLeak(TSomeObject, count)" API
· renamed "ThisIsNoLeak" API to "HideLeak"
· madCompileBugReport: fixed column alignment problems

madCodeHook 3.1.6 comes with the following changes:

· fixed: CreateProcessEx failed for .Net processes
· fixed a couple of rare crashes
· [C++] added separate "madCHook64md" and "madCHook64mt" static libs
· [driver] fixed: injection in Vista x64 sometimes failed

 2013-10-07 

madExcept 4.0.8.1 comes with the following bug fixes:

· fixed bug in TThread handling (introduced in 4.0.8)
· fixed BCB callstack bug in try..catch blocks
 2013-10-01 

madExcept 4.0.8 comes with the following changes:

· added support for XE5
· added madTraceProcess64
· added "largest free block" header info
· fixed a couple of weird bugs
· madExceptWizard: patching is now always moved to madExceptPatch tool
· madExceptViewer: newest bug report is now listed on top

madCodeHook 3.1.5 comes with the following changes:

· added support for XE5
· added support for Windows 8.1
· improved FOLLOW_JMP implementation
· [driver] revert aligned UNICODE_STRING (compatability problems)
· [driver] fixed injection problem caused by StormShield fix

 2013-05-13 

madExcept 4.0.7 comes with the following changes:

· added support for XE4
· fixed: empty bug reports were saved/sent
· fixed: class type exceptions were not handled correctly
· fixed: leak reporting changed FPU control word

madCodeHook 3.1.4 comes with the following changes:

· added support for XE4
· fixed: IPC in Metro apps only worked without replies
· fixed: win9x hooking eventually crashed
· fixed: FOLLOW_JMP eventually modified export tables
· fixed: UNICODE_STRING in internal structure was not aligned properly
· "driver only" injection now works without admin rights (if driver is already installed and running)

 2013-03-13 

madExcept 4.0.6 comes with the following changes:

· IMEException.ThreadIds/.Callstacks properties added
· IMEException.ExceptionRecord property added
· added SetDebugMmAlignment API
· fixed Mantis automation for latest Mantis version
· fixed Armadillo x64 incompatability
· improved callback parsing for exception box
· fixed: custom RaiseExceptionProc callbacks didn't work
· undocumented option "ShowOuterExceptDetails" added
· fixed freeze when asking BugReport in epCompleteReport

madCodeHook 3.1.3 comes with the following changes:

· fixed: injecting multiple 32bit dlls in x64 OS crashed
· fixed: uninjecting DLL twice at the same time crashed
· fixed: IPC messages sometimes contained wrong session id
· fixed: incompatability with MSVC++ 2012 on Windows 8
· added support for csrss injection in Windows 8
· added new FOLLOW_JMP flag for HookAPI/Code
· fixed crash when hooking system APIs in x64 MSSQL
· [delphi] fixed: 64bit injection crash when using Delphi XE2/3
· [driver] fixed: Verifier blue screens when using ex/include lists
· [driver] fixed: closing processes in x64 OSs sometimes froze
· [driver] fixed: injection failure with MSVC++ 2012 hook dlls

 2012-09-05 

madExcept 4.0.5 comes with the following changes:

· added support for XE3
· a couple of bugfixes and minor improvements

madCodeHook 3.1.2 comes with the following changes:

· added support for XE3
· added support for Metro (AppContainer integrity) apps
· fixed: crash in CreateProcessEx (32bit)
· fixed: uninjection crash in w2k3 error reporting service

 2012-08-03 

madExcept 4.0.3 comes with the following changes:

· improved leak reporting performance and reliability
· added patch to fix BCB XE/XE2 RTL bug
· many bugfixes and small improvements

madCodeHook 3.1.0 comes with the following changes:

· added support for Delphi XE2 x64
· a couple small bugfixes

 2012-06-14 

The new madCollection 2.7.1.0 contains the following madExcept 4 changes:

· added FireMonkey support (Windows only)
· significantly improved leak reporting performance and memory consumption
· significantly improved "instantly crash on buffer over/underrun" feature
· a bunch of important bug fixes

 2012-05-23 

I'm happy to announce the brand new madExcept 4.0 with the following key improvements:

· full support for XE2 x64 compiler
· full unicode support
· FogBugz, BugZilla and Mantis reporting  (screenshot)
· SSL and TLS SMTP client mailing  (screenshot)
· SSL HTTP uploading
· memory and resource leak reporting  (screenshot)
· debug memory manager
· new madExceptViewer tool
· support for nested exceptions
· Windows Logo compliance

A more detailed description about the various improvements is available here.

Upgrade links are available on the shop page.