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I'm new to reverse engineering and I'm trying to get into using a disassembler - I've been using reclass for a while now. I was looking at IDA Pro and that was 7k euros so that was not an option. I've been trying to use cutter and I'm wondering is it possible to search the address like IDA Pro, goto address.

I'm also wondering what is the best alternative than IDA Pro?

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  • Hi and welcome to RE.SE. Correction: as of this writing a new IDA Pro named license is $1975 US, so definitely not 7000 €. And if you want to learn working with a disassembler, you should start out by doing that instead of tainting the process by getting the decompiler plugin from Hex-Rays (which would be the only explanation for the price tag you mention). Most of us have worked with these tools without a decompiler option for many years. So if you want to learn the ropes, then simply go for a disassembler. (And I understand that even 2000 USD are a lot of money!)
    – 0xC0000022L
    May 23 at 9:48
  • Regarding the second question, have a look here. Keep in mind the (edit) dates of these answers, because Cutter - for example - didn't exist back then.
    – 0xC0000022L
    May 23 at 9:49
  • @0xC0000022L thanks! yeah 2000 is a lot more affordable atleast,i added the decompilers prob thats why the price tag. and ida pro is using plugins that cutter do not have like for example like a form for class informer. is there a way around that or?
    – Dankri jk
    May 30 at 16:33
  • Regarding plugins, I think that indeed IDA has the richest environment of them, but I've also seen plenty of them for Ghidra. Additionally there are ways to synchronize your findings between several tools. But yes there are clearly differences. But if you are just starting out, you are in a much better place than I was many years ago (I recall only Sourcerer and IDA at the time). There are different free-of-charge solutions out there from which you can pick to learn the basics. And then when you have some momentum you can still purchase a tool. Tools won't magically do your work anyway.
    – 0xC0000022L
    May 31 at 7:27
  • @0xC0000022L yeah the tools will just make the job easier! ghidra and cutter are completly diffrent? but the cutter has the ghidra decompiler in it. have to search up if there is a way to get the runtime typeinfo on cutter/ghidra like ida.
    – Dankri jk
    Jun 5 at 21:45

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Seek or goto an address in cutter could be done by pressing G. It'll take the focus to the top where you see an address bar like such

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Just paste the address or function name and press Enter

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  • yeah apparently you have to search by function address
    – Dankri jk
    May 30 at 16:15
  • @Dankrijk No you don't - function names work. Just that radare2/cutter use a different style of naming functions.
    – sudhackar
    May 31 at 5:41
  • ahhh okay i didnt know that i just searched the addrsse and it came up. thanks for the information man <3
    – Dankri jk
    Jun 5 at 21:50

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