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Each of us, early or late, thinks about the information security of our working premises, as a situation, the first thought that arises in such cases is to keep everything intact. A laudable idea, especially since we already told about the protection of directories, now the lesson is about setting passwords on executable files. Let's try to cope with the task when using the EXELock utility from the software company MazePath.

The program offered by the developer costs $ 18 also works on all lines of the Windows operating systems. The size of the distribution of the program is estimated at four hundred kilobytes. The unregistered version of EXELock will be for eight days to persuade the person sitting in front of the monitor to fork out for the purchase of a license, after which expiration, realizing that there is nothing for her in the financial schedule, she will lose interest in the user as well.

The program works akin to archivers who can operate self-extracting files. Then EXELock embeds a share of its code (32800 bytes) into the selected executable file, but if the password is entered without error, the original will also retrieve it. In this case, the original file is copied next to the password-protected one (and if desired, it is allowed to be easily stolen), but after the end of the work it is automatically erased, leaving only the protected file on the disk.

How to use? There is nothing simpler: we launch the utility, select the victim file, specify the password and also press Lock. The file will add a bit in the container and also change the icon (see screenshot), which is allowed to identify password-protected data later.

In order not to get lost in all the variety of programs, closed with passwords, the Locked EXEs key is useful. And for the renewal of the originals - Unlock.

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