InstallShield Self-Extracting EXE
InstallShield Self-Extracting EXE is an executable installer file created by the InstallShield installation software for Windows.
This article is intended to cover only the outer-layer distribution file, and not the various executable and other component files that it may contain.
Not all editions of InstallShield supported creating self-extracting EXE files, and it's not uncommon to find InstallShield component files packaged in other ways (e.g. ZIP), or unpackaged.
[Ed. note: This article needs much more research and expansion.]
For at least one version (3?) of InstallShield, ASCII "
InstallShield Self-Extracting Stub Program" appears beginning at offset 943.
- STIX - Extracts from InstallShield v3 files. (DOS, OS/2)
- ISx - InstallShield installer extractor. Claims to support InstallShield versions released from about 2003 to 2016.
- IsXunpack.exe - For InstallShield v7. Can be found in Universal Extractor. Source is this forum post.
- InstallShield Setup Extract (Probably very limited support.)
Wanted: Lots more samples from different versions of InstallShield.