Each of us early or late thinks about the information security of our workplace, "as a situation, the first thought arising in such cases - to steal everything as well. A commendable idea, especially since we already talked about the protection of directories, now is the task of setting passwords for executable files. Let's try to cope with the problem when using the utility EXELock from the software company MazePath.

The program offered by the developer costs US $ 18 and also works on all Windows operating systems. The size of the distribution program is estimated at four hundred kilobytes. An unregistered version of EXELock will, within eight days, convince the person sitting in front of the monitor to shell out for a license, after the expiration of which, after realizing that nothing in the financial timetable does not shine, the loss of interest to the user will also be blocked.

The program works akin to archivers, who can operate self-extracting files. Then to eat into the selected executable file EXELock builds the share of its code (32800 bytes), but if the password is correctly entered, the original also launches it. At the same time, the original file is copied next to the password (and you can easily steal it when you want it), but it is automatically erased after the end of the work, leaving only the protected file on the disk.

How to use? There is nothing easier: run the utility, select the file-victim, specify the password, and press Lock. The file will be slightly added to the capacity and will also change the icon (see screenshot), in which it is further allowed to identify the passworded data.

In order not to get lost in all the variety of programs that are closed by passwords, the Locked EXEs key is useful. And to resume originals - Unlock.

Well, EXELock leaves a pleasant impression. One thing remains a mystery: why the link to this utility developers temporarily removed from the main page of their website? Maybe, who knows?