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Bat To Exe-Converter converts bat script files to exe files. There are some differences to normal bat files. You can create invisible applications, you can include additional binaries, icons and version informations to your program.
It saved me a ton of time obfuscating a simple process that didn't require fort knox algorithms but some decent level of security. I was going down the road of rewriting some nice batch files into C# so I would be able to compile and, well, this allows me to some old but nice legacy stuff and lock it down a bit at the same time...and it's free.
A con? This thing is simple and free. I'm sure there are requirements for higher security apps but for the average programmer/scriptist that just needs a little something extra without pulling out the trusty IDE for a late night, this serves a much needed purpose. Please leave it free.