I'm trying to get classes from JAR file / actually running JVM machine but:

When I'm trying to open JAR file using for example 7Zip I dont see any classes. After unzip Manifest file is empty too.

When I'm trying to "dump" classes from running JVM machine, I got "very funny" named - empty classes (not really empty, but contains info like "gtfo" etc..)

JD-Gui showed nothing - just nothing.

Around month ago, when I tried to open it using 7Zip, there was classes with same name, and custom extension.

What should I do, and what tools do You recommend for actions like this?

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qhfEXu-ITQLW1mi55hMqnHmWt9BM5ur3/view

EDIT: Every decompiler I tested show info like this:

mv.visitMethodInsn(INVOKESTATIC, "net/minecraft/client/main/Main", "\u0000extends throws try goto 8 \n 9 * package * + finally return static * " float abstract | transient \n synchronized catch = strictfp transient static extends while final long ! 0 throws & \n % double 4 this if const \n interface ' ^ ~ do 1 ] % ? throws super long", "(Ljava/lang/String;)Ljava/lang/String;", false)

  • Those "very funny" names are probably the actual names of the classfiles in the JAR
    – Antimony
    Mar 29, 2020 at 2:42
  • But "extracted" class names depends on method how I get them. When dumping classes I got those funny names, but when tried JD-Gui or other "extractors?" I got fragments from poems or sth like that: i.imgur.com/sL9W6g3.png Mar 29, 2020 at 12:21
  • JD-Gui is really unreliable. Trust your zip extractor. Also, I'd recommend checking out the Krakatau disassembler: github.com/Storyyeller/Krakatau
    – Antimony
    Mar 29, 2020 at 17:59
  • I got those output when trying to use decompiler and no result in output directory. pastebin.com/EGMbeUeN Diassembler give the same error. Mar 29, 2020 at 19:00
  • It appears that your Jar file is malformed then. If you upload it, then maybe I can take a look later.
    – Antimony
    Mar 29, 2020 at 20:46

1 Answer 1


The obfuscator probably used the '\u0000' "exploit". This character is known as NUL terminator and its used for terminate the length of a character string in C/C++. All renamed classes will contain that character, this will confuse tools like 7Zip, WinRar etc..

Quick explanation:


Original file names:

  1. Main.class
  2. Main2.class
  3. Main3.class

Renamed file names:

  1. Main.class\u0000.class -> 7Zip -> Main.class (\u0000 is the string end so the other characters will be not displayed)
  2. Main.class\u00002.class -> 7Zip -> Main.class
  3. Main.class\u00003.class -> 7Zip -> Main.class


Try to use https://github.com/TerriblePanda/JByteMod-Reborn or https://github.com/GraxCode/threadtear to decompile your jar.

Probable obfuscator used: https://paramorphism.dev/

  • wow, in my opinion it can be this one. I will test it in ~3days Aug 28, 2020 at 7:14
  • Anyway, can you provide the jar?
    – Princekin
    Oct 29, 2020 at 9:55
  • Link was in comments, but added it and it's in post now Nov 21, 2020 at 1:50
  • I can confirm my theory. The classes starts with \u0000.
    – Princekin
    Nov 23, 2020 at 0:19

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