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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: 52 (63%) 31 (37%) 23 comments

iBoysoft File Protector 2.0 was available as a giveaway on October 6, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$20.00
free today
Distinguish your folders quickly by any color!

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:

7.59 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#7

It gives me Activation error-key is registered.But not in my machine or what .And what this means-1 year licence,does it means that after one year i would pay to geting my files back . Or what about trial.
Does it seems that there is something wrong in protection system or about my computer,because i switched off especially that Avast Antivirus does not doing wrong something.
Now it tells that activation error-key is registered.I will try with some unimportant files that program.

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

Hi Agu,
The activation error is caused by a temporary service error, and it's OK now, please try it again. We're so sorry for that.
For 1-year license, it means when the license is expired, the software will switch off and the protected files will become unprotected. Renew the license or not is not important. The software will not harm you when the license expires. So please feel free to download and install this GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Hello Tim,
Now everything works and is ok.Can you describe us,how its happened?It never happened to me.
Checked and it really works.

Reply   |   Comment by Agu  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Tim, That right there is a backdoor vulnerability.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

nomadss1, can you describe, how this backdoor vulnerability works?

Reply   |   Comment by Agu  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Agu, There' s no backdoor. Just need internet access to active the product.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Thank you GOTD, this software suits my needs. And can't beat the price....ITS FREE!!! . Thanks again..... (To the haters: Its Free!! Don't install it if you don't like it) -- Geeeeesh! Stop already.

Reply   |   Comment by Joseph  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-56)

Joseph, one year license...

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Joseph, I really appreciate people suggesting BETTER software. Don't inhibit them!

Reply   |   Comment by Jimbo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#5

I use Wise Folder Hider Pro which is a frequent giveaway here. It not only password protects but makes the folder invisible. How does this compare?

Reply   |   Comment by mark  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#4

No choice about a folder:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/olbo7alvwfk87jn/Setup.png
At first it did not work:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sh81mqb6hap282i/EersteStart.png
Later after a new installation it did work and asked for a password, 123456:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xrphoy8ib44uzav/StartProgramma.png
At Settting change the password:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/szv93zjtajk3gvp/Settings.png
I did protect a folder:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8k7wlr7vzzxwelv/ProtectedFolder.png
and: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v105g2u5rhxu4ms/ProtectedFolder-2.png
And I assigned two program's to access a file in that folder:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ygiotxsqaapb6p/LijstApplicaties.png
I could not copy a file in that folder:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/28hs3wuyprzb800/FoutMeldingKopieren.png
With the explorer it seems to work, no entry:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fufizd22u80s2jn/VerkennerMap.png
BUTI started another Windows on that machine and could access all files and folders.
Maybe the program only protect folders and files in the same Windows
Ootje

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

Ootje, sounds like it is just using a kernel level driver to hook into file system and hide the so called protected folders but not do anything on the file system level to hide them... bit like standard rootkit technology that can be found by booting to another OS without the rootkit drivers and looking... practically pointless in this day and age.

If your account is given access to it then any malware/ransomware that runs as you in your account will also have access to encrypt and rename it too and of course if the malware drops a kernel level driver that gets executed then all bets are off as it can bypass this programs kernel level filters.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Ootje,

"BUTI started another Windows on that machine and could access all files and folders.
Maybe the program only protect folders and files in the same Windows
Ootje"


Think you nailed it. Appears that iBoysoft File Protector is designed to let you access files, but is supposed to prevent unauthorized apps &/or processes from writing or deleting them. Lots of security software, e.g. Bitdefender, has the same sort of thing, intended to prevent ransomware from deleting your files after they make encrypted copies.

That sort of protection has its place -- if you're able to access a file to read or work on it, whether you're using file encryption or not, other software &/or processes can access it too, including malware. But as you've noted, the software has to be running to provide any protection -- if you want to better protect a file or files from deletion, store it somewhere where no app or process can access it, e.g. back it up & disconnect the drive with that backup, which is recommended to protect from disk wipers & ransomware.

The hard part is that if a file is something you're working on, those backups are going to only reflect changes made up until the time the backup was made. Trying to protect it in between backups may be worth a shot, even if it's not bulletproof.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Hi TK,
If someone has ring-0 level privilege, there's no one can stop them to do what they want to do unless the files stored as encrypted data. But I think encrypt data is a so weight and DANGER operation, and it will cause data loss forever sometimes. Not everyone like that and not everything need that. Sometime just a lite thing such as this software is enough for us.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Ootje,

Wonder what would happen if you drop in a Linux disc and tried to access the "protected folders". If anyone has such a disk, and is using this "free" trial, you should try that and let others know if the program is still effective under that widely used OS.

As this is NOT actually free, I won't bother using this software, I don't subscribe to the extended trial period offering, as they do not honor the spirit of this site. Others have tried to make the point that some software are actually attached to services, and it is the service that you are paying for. This is just software with a timer built in, there is no reason for it to even have that timer, other than the company does not really want you to own the program.

Maybe GAOTD is having a hard time finding vendors that are willing to give us free software, I don't know. But this is becoming the norm on this site, which is sad. My friends and I used to really enjoy getting these programs, then debating their quality/usability. Those days have all but ended.

Reply   |   Comment by Anthony  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Anthony, same as accessing via a different windows installation the files and folders will be completely visable and fully accessible... This software provides no real protection. Chances are the files and folders supposedly protected by this toy will be completely accesible even if you boot into safe mode for the same install of windows!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Tim, without encryption it is false advertising to claim the program "secures sensitive data against leaks, theft or virus attack," since all one has to do is boot into safe mode or a different windows or linux environment or software gain kernel level access which many malwares do by default. It may be enough for you but it's not enough to do what the description claims!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Anthony, "if you drop in a Linux disc"
There was no need for that. I do have many Live-CD's with Linux and also Live Windows.
Bur when I can access that "protected" folders in another Windows on the same PC, then it is clear to me, that that folder is not really protected.
I am sure, that a live Linux also can access that folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

From this the developer's support page at:

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

"iBoysoft is committed to research in the fileld of data security.after years of development,iBoysoft has helped millionsofusers successfully ibn the field of data security. Relying on many years of practical utillization,iBoysoft has become one of the pioneers in these area."

A spectacularly illiterate yet long-established pioneering specialist in data security that no-one has heard of without a registered office or identifiable address but with millions of customers of whom I'm unaware of a single one means I'd have to be a boy who really was soft in the head to allow 'File Protector' anywhere near my computer.

Whether free today or or not, this ludicrous example of rentalware hasn't a chance in the face of innately superior always-free protection from credible resources like Axcrypt, Veracrypt, or the excellent SafeHouse:

http://www.safehousesoftware.com/SafeHouseExplorer.aspx

as well as umpteen other freewares of lesser capability.

Thanks, GOTD, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)

MikeR,

Yours of course is a much better example, but even on the screen grabs shown here, they have "Deny wrie [write] access>"

That put me off enough not to go any further -- but thanks for confirming my suspicions.....

Developers who cannot/do not have decent English for their English programmes are never going to impress others that what they are offering will WORK.

Yes, it is a pity, but that is the sad fact -- I am lucky that English is such an international language, but because it is, if you're going to develop programmes that MIGHT be pretty good, you ALSO HAVE TO pay attention to the English! Otherwise people are going to make judgments about your programmes, simply based on that.
In other words, you do yourselves down in the public's eye -- so, for heaven's sake devote SOME resources to getting the ENGLISH right too!

Or be rejected often, just for that single fact.

Sorry, but it's true.

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Tranmontane: I take your point, though have to say that in my industry (advertising) the foremost caveats we bear in mind are if a consumer thinks you'll tell 'em anything to sell 'em anything, you won't sell anything at all and: the product *is* the promotion.

The producer who understands the latter has little need of verbiage, whether eloquent or mistranslated -- hence why "It does what it says on the tin" remains the classic advertising tagline.

Unfortunately, this developer's strategy of so obviously saying anything to sell anything means potential users are so alienated that its product isn't even tried.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#2

Similar Alternatives: Easy File Locker, which it's free

Reply   |   Comment by Syafiq  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#1

Why just a 1 year licence? Just use Two Bright Sparks 'Encrypt on Click' which is totally free

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
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