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Giveaway of the day — Protected Folder 1.3

Password-protect your folders and files from being seen, read or modified.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 33 (39%) 52 (61%) 27 comments

Protected Folder 1.3 was available as a giveaway on November 4, 2017!

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Protected Folder is designed to password-protect your folders and files from being seen, read or modified. It works like a safety box, just drag and drop the folders or files you want to hide or protect into Protected Folder, then no one can see, read or modify them. Whether you are concerned with privacy, data theft, data loss, or data leaks, Protected Folder is an ideal tool for you.

Please note: the license is provided for 6 months

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

iObit

Homepage:

http://www.iobit.com/en/password-protected-folder.php

File Size:

2.98 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#12

If you take any program & put the word torrent behind it, you will be surprised at what you get using Google of course.

Reply   |   Comment by TheTruthBeTold  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

You have to add a bunch of garbage add-ons to your computer! It also wants to add programs to your computer. Both are required to download! STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE!!!

Reply   |   Comment by f m  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#10

I had a free version on my computer one time (Windows 7, I think). No matter how many times I tried, I couldn't uninstall it, or remove it from my computer. It took several months before I found some way to get rid of it. One of the many reasons I don't like or trust anything made by Iobit.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#9

From the description you only have a 6 month license and it doesn't work in Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Kralon  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#8

Try Vera Crypt. It's free forever. The random seed for the encryption process is you moving your mouse around for a long time. Try duplicating that! Then you enter the file/folder password you want to use.

If "Protected Folder" can be bypassed by starting Windows in safe mode then it is useless.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

That type of password creation process creates the same password for everyone, hidden inside the program, and leaves the user with the illusion of protection - how is that secure?

Reply   |   Comment by Calvin  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

Installation in Win10-64 Pro.

At the first start of the program a password has to be entered:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xh4drx7qf4tqua/EersteStart.png
Registration with the code from Readme:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/feshr0b20di7qa3/Registratie.png
Main screen:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ypaqpvh6m2a38w5/Hoofdscherm.png
It's possible to drag files into the program:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5b135z27oboylgw/Slepen.png
The files, made by the program of yesterday, are not allowed:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/k3o9whtjq8ua7r6/Details.png
Maybe because there are ICO-files:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g2xhowwsgq6ww4m/Oorzaak.png
A copy of the folder, containing the game of today, could be secured, on the hard drive also on an USB-stick:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mz9uio7jhgzhkcx/BeveiligdeMappen.png
A restart of the same Windows without today's program and all the files are visible:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w76ls7wvqh4btcg/HerstartWindows.png
Also after a restart of the laptop with another Windows were all files visible.
Ootje

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

I've tried lots of encryption programs and IMO, the best so far is *PowerCryptor*. It's elegant in it's functions including self-decryption files, been flawless in operation. It has a 'free' version but with few restrictions. No hidden NSA *backdoor* for Gov. Agency. (I don't work for the company). I tried the FREE giveaway product and then bought it on promotion for 10 US$ for lifetime licence. No regrets.

Reply   |   Comment by Cyril King  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Cyril King, you can't know if a proprietary piece of software contains any backdoors or not, if you don't have straight access to the source, not some source in some state, the exact same source that's been used to compile all this. I would never state such a thing, if i can't be 100% sure.

Reply   |   Comment by _kui  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Cyril King, can PowerCryptor hide/encrypt entire folders or dod files need to encrypted individually?

Reply   |   Comment by mark  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Cyril King, your operating system contains numerous undisclosed vulnerabilities for NSA backdoors already so even if a 3rd party program was secure, if you supply the passphrase or key then the built in backdoors of the operating system are backdoors to your accessable encrypted files.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Cyril King: You're not comparing like with like. The iObit software promises to make sensitive files "invisible". PowerCryptor . . . doesn't. I've tried Power Cryptor before and still can't see that what it offers is in any way superior to Safehouse Explorer freeware (which has always offered 'invisibility'.)

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

_kui, probably nobody can be 100% sure about any algorithm, my point was, perhaps not made clear, that PowerCryptor has a choice of using any of several algorithms ...AES 256 bits, blowfish, Triple Des, DES, RC2, ARC4... more than any other at the price and so, better value for money...also, the coding was made in Russia by only ONE person, and he states 'no backdoor', therefore very much less likely to have hidden NSA backdoor... IMO.

Reply   |   Comment by Cyril King  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

MikeR, Are you sure the 'invisible' files don't become 'visible' in DOS mode? I have no idea since I don't use that particular software for encryption. Interested to know if it does.

Reply   |   Comment by Cyril King  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, ...then don't supply the the password or key. The entire file is encrypted and so is the option of encrypting the file's name if you so wish...ex: of free password generator ...lo6mb4uh9glvt8lrauez to be kept in the cloud...or wherever :)

Reply   |   Comment by Cyril King  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Cyril King, if you don't supply the pasphrase or key you won't have access to the encrypted data yourself... but the moment You have access to the encrypted data then potentially so does anyone with inside knowledge of the OS backdoor vulnerabilities and opertunity to exploit them so it does not matter if the 3rd party encryption/decryption tool is clean of backdoors or not.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Cyril King, so you trust the word of an assumed lone developer in Russia a Nation state that is known to use criminal hacker teams for political and financial gain with support of the Russian legal and political system... over an established law enforcement agency like the NSA. Even though you choose to use an OS with built in undisclosed backdoor vulnerabilities crafted for said agency and only publicly patched if and when those vulnerabilities are found to be discovered by 3rd parties threatening to make them known publically or have already made them known publically.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, My car, made in S.Korea...7 year full guarantee, my ex: bike made in Japan, My i5 CPU in Taiwan, my guitar in USA, my T shirt and water pump in China, my antivirus in Russia, my encryption software in Russia, my malware byte software in UK...I don't trust anybody, except my own instinct and it ain't let me down...law enforcement is very young and rookie like..Forget politics...look for the best value for money when buying :)

Reply   |   Comment by Cyril King  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

Yipes! After six months, what happens? You have to pay ransom to retrieve your files?

Reply   |   Comment by Arnold Knack  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)

Arnold Knack, just uninstall it and the files and folders should be revealed. as they are not encrypted just hidden by a kernel driver.

Classic security through smoke and mirrors.

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

Already built into Win 10. Additional software not needed.
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/password-protect-folder-windows-10

Reply   |   Comment by Rosco Jones  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

'Protected Folder' is a Windows app whose protection starts when Windows starts in standard mode. When Windows is started in Safe Mode, 'Protected Folder' doesn't start and so the promised protection isn't activated.

This easily disabled product is rentalware with a recurring fee. It compares unfavourably with long established freeware such as Safehouse Explorer.

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

What happens if you don't pay after 6 months?

Reply   |   Comment by Kjell  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

it is the key forever??

Reply   |   Comment by roy  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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