What is a NSIS script?

What is a NSIS script?

Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) is a script-driven installer authoring tool for Microsoft Windows backed by Nullsoft, the creators of Winamp. NSIS is released under a combination of free software licenses, primarily the zlib license.

How do I create an NSI file?

How does NSIS work?

  1. Set the installation directory (e.g. Program Files\My Cool Program\)
  2. If you have different “components” that the user can select / deselect for installation, then specify these choices.
  3. Copy the files over to the installation directory and possibly others.
  4. Create registry entries if you need to.

What does Nsis do?

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a tool that allows programmers to create such installers for Windows. NSIS creates installers that are capable of installing, uninstalling, setting system settings, extracting files, etc. Because it’s based on script files you can fully control every part of your installer.

What is pop in NSIS?

4.9. The pop instruction takes the TOP VALUE from the stack and assigns it to the specified variable. The stack’s size will decrease by one.

Is Nsis safe?

Nsis. A allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc. Nsis. A does not spread automatically using its own means.

How do I debug a NSIS script?

NSIS Debugger is a NSIS plugin which allows you to debug your NSIS installers. The plugin will create a dialog which will be displayed alongside the NSIS window. The first thing you will get familiar with is the tabbed pages. Use them to switch between variable list, stack view, debug log, config.

Is Nullsoft Install system A virus?

From June to November 2017, Windows 7 devices were 3.4 times more likely to encounter ransomware compared to Windows 10 devices. Cybercriminals have been known to hide malware in Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) installer files.

How do I edit an MSI file?

Right-click the downloaded MSI package and select the Edit with Orca option. This will open the MSI package in Orca for editing.