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Protected Folder Pro 1.3 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Protected Folder Pro 1.3

Protect important files by adding password locks.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 10 (28%) 26 (72%) 8 comments

Protected Folder Pro 1.3 was available as a giveaway on June 20, 2019!

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Want to avoid important files being deleted by accident? How to keep specified files only available to view not modify? Protected Folder will be the one you need! Just set a password to lock down important files and data, you will get more effective protection for these folders.

There are prying eyes everywhere trying to access to your private files, Protected Folder Windows 10 defends your private data and files. Password access is always needed no matter who wants to get the protected personal information. No more worries about privacy leaking!

Virus, spyware and ransomware still are threat to the security for your important files and private data. For instance, the wide spread WannaCry extorted users by encrypting files. Protected Folder optimized engine to let it keep locking files even if the PC is suffering a malicious attack.

Note: The current license is provided for 6 months.

System Requirements:

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

Publisher:

iObit

Homepage:

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

File Size:

3 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#8

Other ways to defeat these filter driver folder and file protectors is by enabling System Protection using VSS on the target drive. Create at least one restore point snapshot and then use a 3rd party program call ShadowExplorer that can be used to browes system restore snapshots and will bypass all the security and filter drivers since it is not looking at the filesystem that is being protected but at the VSS datastore that is not protected and cannot be easily protected since the database is entirely propietary and almost undocumented.

https://www.shadowexplorer.com/downloads.html Of course it won't help expose strongly encrypted files and has no significant utility in recoving the original unencrypted files if the system is attacked by any modern ransomware as one of the first things the ransomware will do is disable volume shadowcopy service protection on drives it finds files its programmed to encrypt and hold to ransom.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

I am so finally glad to see in bold writing how long the license for this product is good for. Someone must be listening at either GAOTD or the software providers themselves. Kudos

Reply   |   Comment by Starchild  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

iObit is correct when they say that preventing access to files, in this case by using Protected Folder Pro, means that ransomware cannot encrypt those files & delete the originals. The catch is that if ransomware tries to do its thing while you've got those files unlocked to work with them, they're not going to be protected. Some security software, e.g. BitDefender, prevents many apps from accessing protected folders, so you don't have to worry if they're locked or unlocked, the potential weakness being if ransomware somehow tricks the security software into thinking it's allowed access.

When it comes to hiding files &/or folders, that's something that the file system, e.g. NTFS, just doesn't do. The NSA reportedly developed their own file system, that no one else has the ability to work with, just for that -- a partition using that file system is for practical purposes invisible because no software understands it to see it. A so-called root kit, &/or apps like Protected Folder Pro, can tell the OS [usually Windows] to not see something, again for practical purposes making it invisible. It can be done with a driver that loads with Windows, but those Invisible files & folders will be visible when that driver's not loaded, e.g. booting to another OS, e.g. WinPE or another copy of Windows or Linux. Intelligence agencies & cybercriminals are working on tools that alter the BIOS, or reportedly in the NSA, alters the hard drive firmware, so that files & folders can remain invisible as long as that device is used, not being limited to just that copy of Windows.

The main user alternative is to hide stuff in plain sight... An optionally encrypted Zip or 7-zip file can be renamed and stored anywhere. Veracrypt lets you create an encrypted VHD [Virtual Hard Disk]. It also has the option to create a VHD with 2 partitions, each using a different password, so one of those partitions is hidden in a way that's [as far as anyone knows] cannot be detected. [However, If you were to fill the 1st partition so there was no free space, and if the 2nd partition were large enough, you could probably tell it exists by the size of the VHD file.]

That said, an app like Protected Folder might be easier to use than many alternatives, and both the encryption and hiding features might be enough in many situations. Plenty of people would never think, or care enough to look if Protected Folder or similar is in use, or have the skills to try and bypass it.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#5

We have no need for this but do use other iObit programs with good results. On occasion Protected Folder and other offerings are included as a bonus. I do not subject critical document exposure on active storage devices while on the Internet.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#4

price quoted is for a 1 year license subscription not a 6 month license... just boot into safe mode or from a winpe or linux liveCD and these so called password protected folders are revealed for all to see. I class this type of filter driver software as snake oil security or security through obscurity... many programs under the "protected" windows can see past any filter driver like this... most anti-malware software that detect rootkit malware installations will see past it as they compare their internal file system routines to what the filtered windows API file system driver returns.

Any hacker worth their salt would not rely on windows filesystems API but use their own direct access to the drives to bypass ALL security except strong file encryption. It's relativly easy to produce your own filesystem access routines just pull out the linux NTFS and FAT32 file system drivers source and massage them to fit your malware that exploits some of windows many rights elevation vulnerabilities normally reserved for NSA backdoor admin access and boom any non-encrypted files and folders are there for you to play with, full read/write access to read or change to incriminate or encrypt to hold to ransom.

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

I'm sorry, but this type of software is not needed to hide or prevent files from being deleted. There are a number of way in which this can be easily done without any additional software, plus you'll be able to access your files/data anytime without being held to ransom (speaking figuratively, no slight to developer) to unlock your files. Maybe, it's time that some people out there took the time to learn how to use their machines instead of just playing on them. It's not that hard and I've made a good living doing it for years.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#2

A good program but too short. Should be a year licence but 6 months is too short for something that can not let you get files back after the 6 months...

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#1

The exact same version was offered here in December. It received less than stellar comments. Check them here...

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/protected-folder-1-3-4/

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)
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