[+] PE: Added support of “Control Flow Guard”
[+] PE: Added support of PDB files for loading symbols
[+] Mach-O: Added support of OS X 10.13 and later
[+] ELF: Added support of statically linked libstdc++.so
[+] ELF: Added support of CentOS 5 and CentOS 6
[+] ELF: Added support of TLS segments
[+] ELF: Added support of HTTPS for VMProtectActivateLicense
[*] PE: Improved exception handling fo x64 applications
[*] PE: Improved detection of virtualization tools under the Hyper-V role
[*] PE: Improved demagling of MSVC symbols
[*] Mach-O: Improved exception handling
[*] Mach-O: Improved support of Objective-C
[*] ELF: Fixed a bug that occurred when the “Pack the Output File” option was used
[!] PE: Fixed an error that occurred in VMProtectIsValidImageCRC in protected driver
[!] Fixed an error that occurred during virtualization of XOR with relocations
[*] PE: Improved packing of sections with the TLS directory
[*] PE: Improved antidebug
[*] PE: The Taggant System has been removed
[*] Accelerated unpacking when the “Packing output file” option was used
[+] Added support of ELF format
[+] Added disassembling of AVX commands
We have received the following email:
This letter is to notify you that the Taggant System, a component of the IEEE Anti-Malware Support Service (AMSS), will shut down on 31 July 2018. Taggants have not been adopted as much as we had expected. Too few are using the Taggant System to justify the cost of maintaining the Taggant System.
All Taggant-related email aliases and listservs will also be deleted on 31 July 2018. VMProtect Software has an active IEEE AMSS SPV License. Per the AMSS SPV License, IEEE may cease operation of AMSS or any of its component services at any time upon ninety (90) days written notice to all AMSS licensees.
We expect to make a decision on the Clean file Metadata eXchange (CMX) component of AMSS later this year.
Thank you for supporting AMSS. We regret any inconvenience this change in direction might cause you.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
So the Taggant System will be removed from the next version of VMProtect.
We were informed that there are open questions and some uncertainty about the use of our software by DENUVO GmbH.
Referring to this circumstance we want to clarify that DENUVO GmbH had the right to use our software in the past and has the right to use it currently as well as in the future.
In summary, no open issues exist between DENUVO GmbH and VMProtect Software for which reason you may ignore any other divergent information.
[!] PE: Fixed “Initialization error 1″ that occurred on Windows 10 x86
[!] Fixed an error that occurred during disassembling of MOVUPS with REX prefix 0×41
[!] Fixed an error that occurred during virtualization of XLAT and FSIN
[*] Improved exceptions handling
[*] Improved VM architecture
[*] Improved checking the integrity of a file on disk when the “Memory protection” option was used
[*] PE: Improved support of Delphi 6 when the “Import protection” option was used
[*] PE: Improved antidebug
[+] Added virtualization of ADD, AND, SUB, XOR, OR with LOCK prefix
[+] Added virtualization of CQO
[+] Added virtualizationdisassembling PINSRB, PINSRD, PINSRQ, PMINSD, PMINUW, PMINUD, PMAXSB, PMAXSD, PMAXUW and PMAXUD
[+] Mach-O: Added support of LC_LOAD_WEAK_DYLIB
[+] Mach-O: Added support of Delphi Berlin
[+] PE: Added support of Windows 10 for kernel drivers
[+] PE: Now the “Rich Header” is deleted when the “Strip debug information” option was used
[+] Ultimate: Functionality of “Files” has been enhanced. Now you can create folders and use symbols “..” for indication of the parent directory
[+] GUI: At displaying of protected ANSI strings the code page from Windows settings is used now
[+] Mach-O: Support of section “__unwind_info” has been added
[*] VMProtectActivateLicense now works via WinHTTP and uses IE proxy settings by default
[*] VMProtectGetCurrentHWID has been improved for kernel drivers
[*] Fixed minor bugs
[*] Improved exception handling
[*] GUI: Fixed small bugs