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Giveaway of the day — File Encryption Pro 5.3

idoo File Encryption is a powerful, reliable and easy-to-use encryption tool that will allow you to protect your files and folders.
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idoo File Encryption is a powerful, reliable and easy-to-use encryption tool that will allow you to protect your files and folders. You may choose to hide some private data and make them completely invisible to other users on your computer. Lock or protect with a password a file, folder or driver so that only you could use it.

File Encryption can also pack and encrypt a folder as an executable (.exe) file with AES encryption.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7

Publisher:

idoo Software

Homepage:

http://www.idooencryption.com/idoo-file-encryption.htm

File Size:

4.09 MB

Price:

$99.95

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#61

@ToMMy #46 wrote: "how do you expect anyone to take you seriously for the security of your encryption software, when your own website contains numerous grammatical errors and typo’s?"

GOOD POINT! By the way, PLURALS are not formed with apostrophes. Just add an "s" (or "es", where needed, e.g., peaches). In the present instance: "typos".

Reply   |   Comment by humanist7  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

#24, there's a 2go .exe in the installation directory, at least for 5.2. Haven't checked it for 5.3. It's in the Alpha stage of Beta.

#48. Not satisfied with all the controversy swirling around 5.2, I uninstalled it and downloaded what I felt was a genuine Pro 5.3. Installed it after uninstalling 5.2 (and manually uninstalling a left-behind .dll file in the installation folder) only to find no Register button on the UI or under Help. So, is this the free 5.3? Methinks this offer will have to be extended to take care of all of the questions.

Hello Andy and thanks for offering to help. Installed 5.2 and registered, uninstalled it after all of the controversy and had to manually kill the dll that was running under IE before 5.3 install would continue (because the uninstall didn't do a thorough job) and now running 5.3 but don't see the registration button which 5.2 had on its face or under Help, so no way to register. Am wondering what is going on?????

Hermano2020

Reply   |   Comment by Hermano2020  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Dear Thomas ( Comment #24). I was very excited about the ThinApp software.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Authoring-tools/Authoring-Related/VMware-ThinApp.shtml
The link that you provided takes me to Softpedia site. It indeed lists $39 if you want to purchase the software. However, when I tried to purchase it, it takes me to the VMware site. The price is mind boggling t6hat is over US$ 6000 (Six Thousand dollars). Obviously I cannot afford it. Let me know if you know of an affordable software that can make applications portable.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Kahn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I tried some file encrypters in the pass, and this one works fine...I also had AVG antivirus and I gotten rid of it cause it gives alot of False Positives even on software that I know is clean that I have. I use Microsoft Security Essentials (free) and it reported this GAOTD App to be clean.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5201

Thanks GAOTD Team

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

First off ignore the thumbs up/down! Maybe it's so low due to the price (which is too high).

This is a great piece of software that does what they say. There are some freeware mentioned, but none that can hide files/folders so they may be a waste of your time.

To anyone whining about "In case of system crash", they provide a reg number just hold onto it. I'm assuming if your complaining than you never actually downloaded it to find out yourself.

Thanks idoo for this quality software, and once again to GAOTD!
Also if you forgot your password when you hid the file/folder take some responsibility for your own forgetfulness/stupidity.

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#56

It is very strange.
There was no need to key in any serial code number.
The program works after installation.

In fact there is no menu or place in the software where we can look for a place to enter the keycode number.

But the readme file in the downloaded zip package provided a key code.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Tried the 5.3 installation; does not work at all on Win 7 x64

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceBuyer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#54

Funny. A quote from the developer's site:


Note:

( please ignore your anti-virus Warning and allow setup ,when installing software, because our product is very secure)


I very much doubt it.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Bug in RestartExplorer.exe:
The program looks for all processes that start with "explore", and kills it. That means if you had a process named "exploreMyComputer.exe", that would be killed too. The proper way is to kill processes with the name "explorer.exe".

That's in function RestartExplorer.RestartExplorer.KillExplorerProcesses() and RestartExplorer.RestartExplorer.IsExplorerRunnint().

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

On folder encryption:
Basically, the program just compresses your files with 7Zip and use 7Zip's built in AES encryption scheme. The resulting files, either .gfl or .exe, are self-extracting 7Zip archives. I would say the encryption is perfectly safe to use, if you trues 7Zip, and that your data won't be held ransom, because you can just rename the .gfl to .exe and run it on any computer. However, if you're looking just for the encryption instead of the other features of this program, you're better off just downloading a copy of 7Zip and encrypting your files from there.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#51

I just use 7zip, free, universal file format and good AES-256 encryption.

Reply   |   Comment by Blood-Wiper  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

It was mentioned that this program can hide entire drives. If I am working on a computer that doesn't allow usb drives, or key logs them, will a usb with this software installed be invisible to the computer so I can keep my data confidential (this could help in some libraries and cafe's with packet sniffing, key logging etc). Please advise.

Reply   |   Comment by jojothehobo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I always use encryption programs with care in case a password is forgotten! Also if you use today's GOTD and for some reason have to reinstall Windows, or the program crashes, you'd have to buy the program to re-access your encrypted files, so as with any file/folder encryption program user beware! especially if your encrypted files/folders contain valuable photos or data!

Reply   |   Comment by Sparkles  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#48

Dear users,

the installation file was updated to the latest version of File Encryption Pro - 5.3. You can see a change log on the developer's page: http://idooencryption.com/idoo-file-encryption.htm

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,
GOTD project team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#47

@8 Questions about price often come up on GAOTD. Some people won't download a program offered for free if they feel the usual price for the program is too high. The obvious practical reason is if the installation is lost and you want to reinstall you would then have to pay for it - the fact that a program is free for one day doesn't make its' price irrelevant. Many programs are not critical and they can simply be abandoned if the free install is lost, however utilities such a today's file encryption program are another matter. You cannot abandon a program that is necessary to unhide encrypted folders, etc. There is also the fact that daily giveaways are usually unsupported and ineligible for updates. That may be acceptable for a unimportant app, but not for a critical app where reliability/compatibility must be maintained.

Reply   |   Comment by Victek  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#46

UPDATE: For my previous post...
Upon further review of your website, how do you expect anyone to take you seriously for the security of your encryption software, when your own website contains numerous grammatical errors and typo's?

Reply   |   Comment by ToMMy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

We've used TrueCrypt for years but it's time-consuming to set up and not speedy to access. However, it does an excellent job and, despite being free, is still the software against which similar apps should be measured.

We've also used the freeware Safehouse Explorer, but haven't been impressed; it does what it says it will, but if you forget where you've put your encrypted file, you're not going to find it just by opening Safehouse Explorer. We've 'lost' at least one file as a result.

In addition to TrueCrypt, we also run Iobit's Protected Folder. It's simple, straightforward, and offers folder hide / folder lock / and deny write access. Protected Folder is frequently available as a freebie though whether or not one wants to entrust important folders to a security app that can vanish if the hard drive crashes and cannot be re-installed seems ill-advised. We therefore have the paid-for Protected Folder version which cost $19 95:

http://www.iobit.com/password-protected-folder.html

The Iobit product doesn't offer the encryption or executable facilities of today's giveaway but even so: the developer of File Encryption Pro 5.2 is really, really pushing the limits of commercial credibililty in seeking darn near $100 compared to Iobit's $19 95.

So. . . Is today's giveaway actually worth $80 MORE than Iobit's Protected Folder -- not a consideration always to be borne in mind, but definitely of importance here because today's giveaway is not capable of being re-installed; if for whatever reason you need to do so in order to access files and folders protected by File Encryption Pro 5.2 then that's it, you're $100 out of pocket immediately.

We hit an install problem almost immediately with today's giveaway:

"Unable to register the DLL/OCX: RegSvr32 failed with exit code 0.5

"Click Retry to try again, Ignore to proceed anyway (not recommended) or Abort to cancel installation".

We clicked 'Abort' and the app announced the installation was being 'rolled back'.

In fact, it wasn't. The folder remained in C:\ProgramFiles. It was not recognised as an installed program and neither Windows Remove or Revo could find it.

We then downloaded the app direct from the developer's website but at installation the process stopped because it found the existing Idoo folder and then froze. The usual workaround for this is to rename an existing folder and then go ahead. But the Idoo folder is locked and not capable of being renamed. (Obviously, neither it nor its contents can be deleted, either.)

Ultimately, we used FileAssassin to unlock each of the individual files one-by-one in the Idoo folder and were finally able to clear C: of the earlier install. (But not, of course, the registry. But we always set a Restore Point before any new software installation so we'll attend to that by rolling back the system ourselves, regardless of Idoo's own 'roll back' promises.)

We then re-installed the software. . . only to hit the same error code again. This time, we hit the 'ignore' option and the installation completed. However, a question mark certainly hangs over this because it's one thing for a non-critical app to be installed when the process has involved a "not recommended" alert, quite another for software such as today's to be installed. It seems to be OK. But we're not going to trust it -- at least, not on the machine where these problems have occurred (where the OS is Windows XP SP3.)

We have, however, installed it successfully on another of our computers running Vista. The glitch is therefore most likely to stem from some XP anomaly -- though that doesn't explain why software which is aborted on installation and announces it is being 'rolled back' doesn't roll back. At all.

In terms of facilities then and user operation, today's app has a nice looking GUI (something that could never be said for TrueCrypt) and offers more than the Iobit offering.

But though it's free today, the fact that this is actually user-critical software means consideration has to be given to the likelihood of having to fork out $100 for it if a future re-install is necessary. That's an expensive risk to run. Nor is the high price justified: the additional encryption / executable facilities don't constitute $80sworth of additional value over and above the Iobit offering. And for $100, this app should at the very least be portable.

All things considered, it seems to fall badly between the heavy-duty, yet entirely free, TrueCrypt, and the light, fast, easy-to-use $19.95 Protected Folder from iObit. (Though of course, how one actually uses this kind of software has a great deal to do with whether or not sensitive files / folders can be discovered: no point in tucking away a couple of gigabytes in an 'invisible' folder if even the most simple disk analysis will indicate that there's a file or folder there taking up a fair amount of space.)

Although we're happy with the way this software is running on our Vista machine, we're going to uninstall now because of the price consideration: as a freebie today it is, of course, excellent value, but we'd be stupid to discount the risk of having to re-install this at some future time in order to access our 'protected' files, and face a $100 bill as a result.

The software may well do what it says, but the $100 risk is wa-aaay too high when there's TrueCrypt out there and other similar apps to iObit's $19 95 Protected Folder.

Thanks, GAOTD, and to today's developer, but on balance, no thanks.

* Just as an aside: we can't be the only ones who are sick and tired of reading comments from posters who rush here to say how "good" a software offering is -- and then say they haven't even tried it out yet. What kind of help is that to anyone??

Reply   |   Comment by Val  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#44

Sorry, but I'm gonna have to pass. Well okay, I'm not sorry. Why?
For a $100 dollars, you only offer ONE form of encrypting data (AES). When there are countless free, open-source encryption programs that offer multiple encryption algorithm options. Then you have bogus editor's reviews posted on your site, none of which can be independently verified. Not to mention, no clickable links to your alleged, multiple 5-star awards.

Even when I did search for these reviews/ratings, on CNet for example, I couldn't find anything. No matter how many ways I could think of for searching for them. Your encryption software was listed, but even those programs were only recently posted (1/19/2012). With only 130 downloads total.
How do you honestly expect to charge $100 for this program, when you can barely even give it away for free today?

Reply   |   Comment by ToMMy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#43

Is the $99.95 a typo? As far as losing it to a reinstall, why don't people backup their hard drives to an external drive instead of reinstalling Windows? Over the years I have had 3 drives fail, bought a new one and restored from the backup drive. Took much less time than a Windows reinstall, tweaking everything back, and reinstalling all the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Alan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#42

I've only used the Windows encryption so would like to know if this app requires a 'key' upon re-installation. If so, one may run the risk of not being able to recover their encrypted files if the user needs to reload their operating system, as the digital signature would change and potentially lockout access to the encrypted folders.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I didn't use the one given today, since I use Axcrypt. I use it for a few files or for a couple of folders with less than 200 files, otherwise it takes too long to encrypt. It's embedded in my right mouse click whenever I need it.

Reply   |   Comment by JackK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

How can we be sure that there are no hidden backdoors, that are accessible by unknown parties ?

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Chinese New Year !  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#39

One word. TrueCrypt.

Reply   |   Comment by hanksbits  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#38

Price is a typo, right? Surely. Has to be. A joke, then?

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Idoo? Guess I didn't and wouldn't.

Reply   |   Comment by MidasTouch  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#36

#9, HappySmiley: Sorry you don't seem too happy or smiling. If it was me, I would reinstall the program and search its help files for how to unhide a file. Also, I would go to Control Panel/Folder Options/View and check Show Hidden Files, Folders & Drives (but not system files). If none of these work, report back here soon and maybe someone else or the publisher will have another idea that might work better than these.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

What happens with encrypted files when a crash occurs and GAOTD registration is gone ?
How to save or get registration key again ?

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

#9-Happysmiley. Thanks for that bit of news. I'm way too scared to download and use this type of software, because of what has happened to you. I still think it's easier to keep one's special files that need to be locked/ encrypted / safe. . . on a flash drive or SD.

Reply   |   Comment by aPAULing  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

It's now 15:18 (UCT) and the link to: http://idooencryption.com/idoo-file-encryption.htm (posted at 5:34 am in #10)is unavailable because of "bandwidth issues".

Encrypting valuable data (and why encrypt non-valuable data?) requires a great act of faith - if the programme/programmer has fluffed one might lose data forever

The inability to access info from the creator's site plus the experience of #9 - happysmiley (who I suspect isn't any more!) creates a lack of confidence in the software, for me at least.

I write exam papers for a national exam board and have to encrypt them - losing a set of papers opens me up to the cost of having a replacement set created, hence the requirement to encrypt. I use TrueCrypt (free, well established and tested through the use by hundreds of thousands if not millions of people world wide)

So thank you to idoo for the offer and as always to GOTD for hosting and creating the site, but the trust issue for this type of software is paramount and means that I will have to give it a miss.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Kent  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

Axantum's Axcrypt.....Always FREE!

http://www.axantum.com/

Reply   |   Comment by ChaosReigns  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#31

[b]#9 and others:[/b]
NEVER test new software on live data that hasn't been backed-up first!
If you're going to play with software like this and hide a folder, create an empty folder first, save a simple text file into the folder and then test the s/w. If you lose the folder, no big loss....

Reply   |   Comment by bigbop  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

This is a nice APP which makes your files in folders and drives completely invisible to other users and programs.

Unlike the FREE version, this GAOTD can encrypt & hide not only your files but also your your FOLDERS and DRIVES.

So definitely a keeper which is worth for sure much more than its current pretty low (& once again misleading) GAOTD user rating

THUMBS UP from me!!


As BEST FREEWARE ALTERNATIVES (and some of them are even better, in my view, than today's giveaway), besides TRUECRYPT and AXCRYPT, I recommend the following ones:


* FreeOTFE Explorer

This is an awesome FREE highly PORTABLE disk encryption program for use with USB flash drives, enabling users to gain access on encrypted volumes even on Windows PC where this tool hasn't been installed (i.e. in Internet Café).

So it's a perfect app for those people like me who love carrying their sensitive data securely on a USB drive or other removable media without any hassle.

Cyphers include AES (256 bit), Twofish (256 bit), Serpent (256 bit) and even Blowfish (448 bit), a feature missing in this GAOTD and in most paid encryption software out there: COOL, isn't it??

http://www.freeotfe.org/


* ComeiTool

Impressive little tool designed to lock and sync your folders or USB drives, as well as scan IP addresses!!!

It can only unlock folders on the same PC and in the same directory, meaning if a snooper has managed to copy your locked folder to another PC, that folder cannot be unlocked even using this software.

http://www.mytikus.com/pc_tool_software.htm

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/ComeiTool-Screenshot-205120.html


* Professional Data Security 1.0

Very COOL FREE APPLICATION which includes Encryption, Key Management and a multi-window editor for personal data in one single package.

This tool allows users to carry sensitive data (account numbers, login credentials, etc.) on their thumbdrive, without the risk to be stolen should their thumbdrive be lost.

http://crypto.brettlee.com/

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Personal-Data-Security-PDS-Screenshot-133308.html

Demo Video:
http://www.downloadtube.com/Personal-Data-Security-demo-installation-windows.html


* DiskCryptor

It offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition, with AES-256 algorithm in LRW mode

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/DiskCryptor.shtml


And finally...LOL...

.... how about protect your files and sensitive data by hiding them behind IMAGES??

With this terrific FREE TOOL you can even hide an encrypted or password protected compressed file behind an image.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/Hide-Behind-Image.shtml

Alternatively or in additiion to it, to protect & hide sensitive info (files & Folders) behind an image and then share it via email, you can also use another cool app clled "PixelCryptor":

http://www.codegazer.com/pixelcryptor/

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/PixelCryptor-Screenshot-58828.html

Yes it's true: a simple PICTURE can sometimes tell a thousand words....LOL!!

Enjoy & Prosper (for FREE of course....LOL!!)


Ciao
Giovanni

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#29

Download, installed, registered on WinXP sp3.
It actually hides the files by moving them somewhere (like.. where ?!)
It locks files but when i try to open them doesn't ask for password, it only asks on folders (didn't had the stomach to try a disk drive).
I am really interested in the Encrypt to *.exe feature... you don't need the software itself to decrypt the file, right ? I tried, it works (mostly like an old winzip gui...)

Advice for users: don't encrypt stuff you value ! or at least not for a few days until you get used to it. And always backup your data.

Advice for developer: lower your price, get a new GUI for the Decrypt an exe window.

#9: please don't blame the software for your mistakes. Like any encryption software you should have tested it first on non-important files. You should have put an email adress in case you lose the password. You can delete from explorer but you must first enable Show hidden & Show protected files (or by another shell program like Total Commander with Show hidden / system files). I am afraid you can not recover your files if you lost your password, that is the point of encryption: can not open it without password.

Reply   |   Comment by BesT  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

I think I'll pass on this one. Anyway, while browsing Majorgeeks.com i found a free version of this software at http://www.majorgeeks.com/idoo_File_Encryption_Free_d7467.html. Can anyone review and compare the free version and the paid version? I want to see whether it is really worth it.

Reply   |   Comment by Priya  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Win 7 Pro 64bit Run As Administrator: Upon running the v5.2 program, the password field doesn't accept long, complicated, convoluted password entry via Ctrl-V. After manual entry of password, "Unable to write to C:\ProgramData\GiliSoft\File Lock\DM.cfg" appears twice, click OK each time, then program UI opens.

Reply   |   Comment by Hermano2020  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

#9 - Any Linux disk (Fefora, Ubuntu, etc) will help you take care of; "I am stucked with a hidden folder which I cannot delete because it is not empty."

Always good to have one handy.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Why does idoo File Encryption PRO refuse to encrypt my flash drive? It's not even listed in the drive list in your program!

And what happens if I need my data again, it's not encrypted in .exe format, and I don't have access to this program any more? There needs to be a portable version with this that I could save on an external drive, just in case something happens to my main HDD.

Another thing that confuses me. The previous giveaway was 5.1. Now it's 5.2. That website GOTD linked to said 5.3. Why is this still not the most recent version?

Oh, you should probably know too: USB Encryption 2.0.0 does not work on Windows 7 x64 - Every time I try to encrypt my flash drive (no matter what size I make the protected area) I get "Failed to install!Code0x000080020" This is a 4GB flash drive, with approx. 3841MB usable. - Also the update check fails every time. Tells me to check my internet connection, but as you can see, I have one, or this could not be posted.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#24

I regularly see people write "Make it portable." In case you don't know, there are many software out there that will make the program portable. This also comes in handy if you need to reinstall your OS and have all your GAOTD programs backed up as portable applications. I recommend VMware ThinApp for $39. There are probably free programs that will "make it portable" but I haven't tried any of them.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Authoring-tools/Authoring-Related/VMware-ThinApp.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#23

Tested on Win XP SP3

First thing I notice that I don't like when this program starts, the password dialog pop-up is in the center of my dual monitors. It should be on the Left Screen or Right Screen, not half on both. Yeah I can drag the form to one side or the other, but it's an extra step, productivity loss, possibly at a time when quite a few windows are already open, not only do I have to move it, I have to decide where to put it.

Whoops, next thing I notice is a new Service and Client running.

FLService.exe
C:\%GOTD%\FileEncryptionPro5.2\FLService.exe

FLClient.exe
C:\%GOTD%\FileEncryptionPro5.2\FLClient.exe


I don't like services. They're a dead giveaway. (no pun)
Pointing to where activity is taking place on a system,
If you are a spy and you are trying to hide secrets, then
you really don't need a service pointing to your operation.
Also if you are a tweak like me, you just don't have a lot
of services running for other productivity reasons.

One could script it I guess....

I put it in "on demand mode"
sc config FlService start= demand

I restored it to "automatic start mode"
sc config FlService start= auto

I started
sc start FlService

I stopped
sc stop FlService

Tested the Hide Folder, and Hide File features, I got in there with various tools and couldn't find these folders.
That's a good sign. ;o)
I was tempted to run more extensive tools against it to see what might come up, but to be honest, I'm put off by the brand new service running. Enough put off, to just stop, uninstall, report. So here I am.

Does this program do what it says? Yes, it appears to do what it says from my standpoint with the caveat of a new service.

If I were not such a cranky old bugger and have disciplined to do things certain way, this might be a nice program which appeals to me. It might appeal to others for a lighter security (non life dependent) and so I won't dismiss it's usefulness.

I want to like this program, but with FlService, I just can't, my heart say's no, and I got to give a thumbs down.

Final thing I am going to say, is that initial password you choose. Don't forget it, You need it again to uninstall. A quick glance and the registry, and directories and services show it looks to be uninstalled, So that's a plus.

Win 7 (64bit) box is down today, on hold parts. No test. Sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by Fredward  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#22

P.S.
To test my Antivirus program (“AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012″) , I were looking on my harddrive for another Zip file to test and try to unpack. By mistake I had not deleted a previous Giveaway setup file and tried to unpack it, when doing so the “AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012″ gave warning of a "Multiple Threaths" detection in the setup.exe .
Perhaps the latest defenitions from/in “AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012″ is having massive problems with the "tech" you use....

Reply   |   Comment by C.J.  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

@ UMAXY ~ if you would have read the on line instructions prior to hiding something important, you would have known how to unhide a file / folder / drive. There is no "right click" involved.

Before I did anything that I didn't know how to un-do, I made a test folder and file and practiced a few times in each mode. The program performed flawlessly. Simple and straightforward.

What you did was not too bright. Putting the cart before the horse is not suggested if you don't know the nuances of the program. Now you're kinda screwed.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

@8 Monty, Comment #5 by Allan Fibecker answers your question. After your license expires or in the event the program is lost, one must pay $100 to get their files unencrypted.

Reply   |   Comment by softwarejunkie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

Will not install, and Trojan Virus was detected by AVG.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

Sorry ,our company will giveaway the version 5.3 for users on giveawayoftheday.com again

Reply   |   Comment by andy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#17

hi :

if you have other problem ,I'll fix it asap,
please contact giveaway@idooencryption.com now

Reply   |   Comment by andy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

Fast tech support download pro version 5.3 for giveaway ( Available now )
http://majorgeeks.com/idoo_File_Encryption_Free_d7467.html

the version already fix big bugs -- hide or encrypted folder , reinstalled Windows 7 and the folder was again visible

Reply   |   Comment by andy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#15

Loaded fine on Win 7 x64 HP. The screen shots and operating info are here:
http://www.idooencryption.com/how-to-encrypt-file.htm

Sorry, but I don't see much value, let alone $99 value, especially since idoo offers a free tool, too. Truecrypt and Axcrypt are free, also, and they do the job for my needs. Also, Truecrypt and Axcrypt have been extensively reviewed and have been given lots of ascolades by reputable testers and reviewers.

It seems idoo believes the value for this Pro version lies in several features, such as password protection for the program itself, and batch conversion of files? Maybe that it adds hide, deny read and deny write to encryption as file management?

Not quite sure who would benefit from these features, and why they'd pay $99. If a business person wanted to secure/protect business files, the various free tools and Windows file management commands do the job. If a user really wanted to lock down their files using a free tool like Truecrypt, can't they rename the program folder and programs to oddball names like Merlin or Tootsie or something? Who would be the wiser? You could even rename all of the file types to something odd to essentially hide them.

On a global basis, perhaps there's some virtue to be able to hide information from government censors or government agents with a program like idoo that they may not see to often?

So, my feedback to the vendor is that the program seems fine, but at $99, it seems too expensive to justify.

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceBuyer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

When I click on Help,there is no help
To launch the program after installation, you have to enter your password and email twice before the software opens.
Instead of allowing me to use a strong password that I will remember, the software will not allow me to use symbols and I have to adjust or change to one I might forget.
A bit elementary for an encryption program

Reply   |   Comment by GeorgeIbiza  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

Hi, it's been said before, but in case Someone loses GAOTD Version - Free Version of the same Software would allow the "way in" to encrypted/invisible Files and Folders? Developer..?

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

I downloaded the program File Encryption Pro 5.2 when I tryed to install it my anti virus sent me this message ( Trogan horse Back Door.Hupigon5.CBOV) & it will not let me install it

Reply   |   Comment by Stanley Sands  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
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