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iBoysoft File Protector 2.0 Giveaway
$29.95
EXPIRED

Giveaway of the day — iBoysoft File Protector 2.0

Reliable and easy-to-use file/folder password protection tool!
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 51 (55%) 41 (45%) 17 comments

iBoysoft File Protector 2.0 was available as a giveaway on February 3, 2019!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
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A handy tool for making animated gifs from video files.

iBoysoft File Protector protects the private information and secures sensitive data from leaks, theft, loss or virus attack. It safeguards privacy by preventing other people from viewing, altering or deleting data without permission, and also protects important files/folders from virus attack.

Key Features:

  • Only one password to protect files/folders;
  • Protects files/folders from virus/ransomware;
  • Three protection methods: access restriction to read, write or delete files;
  • Allows specific application to access files under protection.

Please note: the program includes a 1 year license!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2016

Publisher:

iBoysoft

Homepage:

https://www.iboysoft.com/file-protector/

File Size:

7.57 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#11

There are still 15 minutes before giveaway is over. When i go on the website
https://iboysoft.com/giveaway/

it says giveaway expired. This is dishonest!

Reply   |   Comment by azhar  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

azhar, If you read the comments of the others day's, that this was offered, then you won't be so sorry.
If you protect some files/maps with this software and you restart the computer with another OS, like Linux or a live Win-CD, all the protection is lost. All files are readable and edited.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

They use the word encrypt when they DO NOT ENCRYPT anything!

"Enable you to encrypt data in three methods: Deny delete access, Deny read access and Deny write access. Simply choose any or all of them according to actual needs, you can restrict others' access to your protected files and folders in different ways."

The truth is they add an artificial filter the the installable file system chain that selectively filters out or reveals the files or folders chosen based upon the access control methods chosen. It is similar to old rootkit technology used to conceal protected OEM protected backup folders or malware packages from old fashoined security software. It can be simply defeated by rebooting in safe mode or booting from a winpe boot image or a linux or other LiveCD / LiveDVD or even... just by uninstalling the program and its drivers service. Possibly even disabling the service if it is exposed within device manager or service manager! I can't be bothered to test that last hypothetical method to defeat the protection as it is just feel good protection software... any ransomware of any worth will parse the filesystem itself directly and not blindly believe what the installed file system driver chain reports. As has been said this same software and version has been offered here before on multiple occasions so has been pretty much exposed as practically worthless for protection of sensative or valuable files contents AND no threat to the data files as it does not change the files in any way and uninstalling after its expired brings the files back.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

Seems like it hasn't been updated in a while. This is the same version which was given away back in October 2017 and May 2018

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/?s=iBoysoft%20File%20Protector

Reply   |   Comment by cooper  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#8

Seriously now, sometimes one year licenses are perfectly understandable. It's a generous trial period, and many developers do return before the year is up with another offer. For media converters and the like, if they stop working, it's no big deal to either choose to buy or move on to the next program.

But when you're talking about encryption, or backups in proprietary formats, or disaster recovery software, it's simply not worth the risk to find that when you need your data it is inaccessible. It's tricky enough to put your trust in an unproven company for that kind of software. They may or may not be there when your license expires. At least with a lifetime license you have a fighting chance to retrieve your data.

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop17  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#7

This is a 1 year license, so after the one year, no one is sure of what will happen. As I have said before, there is a much better way to do this if you have Windows 10, and it's basically built in. As I am not sure if I am allowed to share links, just search "password protect folders" on Google and it should come up first result. For more help, the video by Britec09 may help you aswell.

Reply   |   Comment by Jum  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#6

SafeHouse Explorer FREE encryption software http://www.safehousesoftware.com/safehouseexplorer.aspx

Reply   |   Comment by CN  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#5

EXCEL Spreadsheets or docs have high level incription built in just go to options and choose the encryption type and password.
Kingsoft 2012 I use also does the same but being chinese maybe they have a back door?

Reply   |   Comment by Sim  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Sim, by law they do have a hidden door with master password, I know, I just came from there and had to close my business because of that. All companies, including Apple must oblige to that law.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Martin, As does this program have a back door... the files are not even encrypted just disable the iboysoft service and filter driver and you'll have the usual access to the files and only have windows own access control lists in NTFS to restrict access.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Users need perpetual license to avoid file loss. A one year license to protect critically important files means they have an expiration date and can all be lost.

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

Alan,
It is not a free program. It is given away for you to try for a year. If you like it you buy it and then you won't have to complain about it locking your files because the 1 year licence ran out.

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#3

There are many similar offerings that dont expire - ever!
Try AxCrypt, FlashCrypt etc.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)
#2

what is the default password

Reply   |   Comment by jayant  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

jayant, according to the help page:

When launching iBoysoft File Protector at the first time, you need to enter the default password: 123456.

https://iboysoft.com/file-protector/online-help.html

Reply   |   Comment by Chasm  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

jayant, if you have not downloaded it, read the readme.txt file in the zip or even executed the program why do you need the default password? If you have done all that you don't need to be asking since you already have it! Which is why your comment has several not useful votes as should this :)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

What does 1 year licence mean?
Free updates for the year or
stops working after a year

Reply   |   Comment by Veejay  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)
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