PC Guard for Win32 V5 Free Download

Version: 5   (version history)
Date: January 26, 2002

Free To Try

OS: Win 95/NT/2000/XP/98/ME
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Popularity: Popularity 0/10
Author: Sofpro.com

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PC Guard for Win32 V5 Description

PC Guard for Win32 V5 Free Download.

PC Guard for Win32 is a professional software protection and licensing system. With PC Guard for Win32 you can easily protect Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP 32bit EXE/DLL/OCX... applications from illegal distribution and reverse engineering. Even more, you don't need any source code changes or programming experience to accomplish professional software copy protection of your programs. PC Guard can by used by anyone, from programming beginners to professional programmers.

With PC Guard for Win32 you can protect unlimited number of your programs with no additional investments. You also don't need any additional hardware (hardware keys, dongles etc.) for proper execution of protected programs. PC Guard for Win32 is based only on complex software protection techniques and PC hardware details.

PC Guard for Win32 features:

- Advanced software copy protection!
Protect your software from illegal copying from one computer to another.

- Simple and effective protection procedure!
No need for additional programming. Source code is not required.

- Application encryption!
Protect your software from reverse engineering and analyzing.

- Application password protection!
Protect access to your application (EXE/DLL) with password.

- Evaluation (trial) version feature!
Easily create demo version of your software with execution, date, fixed date and timer limitations.

- Hardware locking!
Lock your software to target computer. Seven locking parameters are now available: HD volume ID, Bios ID, OS ID, CPU ID, Network card ID, HD hardware ID and CD/DVD hardware ID.

- Secure distribution!
Securely distribute your software over the Internet or on CD ROM.

- Secure and simple license management!

Enable licenses by phone, fax or e-mail.

- Runtime encryption system for advanced users.
Fragments of code are marked in source code by using special start and end labels. These fragments of code in compiled application are recognized by PC Guard and are additionally encrypted during protection process. Runtime encrypted code always stays encrypted in memory. It is not decrypted during application startup. It's managed by special code each time it should be executed. Once it is executed it's encrypted again.

- Advanced protection interface system.
You can check license status and other protection parameters from your application. The following information can now be accessed via protection interface:

1. Application status (locked/unlocked)
2. Demo mode status (on/off)
3. Demo limitations status (uses left counter and days left counter)
4. Limited license status (on/off)
5. Limited license counter (days left counter)
6. Site code
7. Machine ID (MID) code
8. Next Site code
9. Next Machine ID (MID) code
10. Application name
11. User name
12. User address
13. User company
14. Custom features (16 features passed via activation code)
15. Custom counters (10 counters)

Additionally, you can interact with protection code via interface functions. The following interface functions are currently available:

- GetInterfaceData()
- UpdateCustomCounters()
- UnlockApplication()
- RemoveLicense()
- TransferLicense()
- ExtendLicense()
- CheckDemoLimitations()
- CheckLimitedLicense()

- License removal feature!
Allow your client to securely remove program licenses from his computer.

- License transfer feature!

Allow your client to transfer program licenses from one computer to another.

- Limited license feature!
You can rent or lease your software by setting license expiration period.

- License extension feature!
Your client can now easily extend his limited license before it expires. He will be able to extend his license at any time. Even more, he can do it unlimited number of times as long as you provide him with valid activation codes. You can also access next Site/MID codes directly from protected application through protection interface and present them to your customer or send them to your online web server.

- Evaluation period extension feature!
Imagine this scenario: your client needs additional evaluation time in order to further test protected application but his demo version has expired and requires activation code to be activated. You can now easily extend evaluation period for your client. You just have to calculate special activation code for such purpose and pass it to your client.

- Language editor!
You can manage (edit/load/save) more than 70 interface messages for 15 different languages including messages from all interface dialog boxes.

- IP Filtering system!
Easily enable access to protected application only from computers with specific IP addresses or from specific sub-domains. You can define up to 30 different IP filters (unique IP addresses or sub-domains). IP filtering can be combined with any protection method.

- Network licensing!
Network protection method is suitable for controlling (limiting) number of workstations simultaneously accessing protected program located on network server. You can combine network protection method with IP filtering feature to additionally lock protected program to target network.

- Machine ID feature!

Securely check the status of locking parameters in order to prevent false requests for new unlocking codes in the case of HD crash, bios upgrade, disk format, virus attack and similar events.

- Easy management of protected program updates!
Auto-unlocking feature is available for protected program updates.

- 'Lock program to installation directory' feature.
You can now lock program protected with remote protection method to its installation directory - directory in which the program was located during unlocking process. Once it's unlocked, program can not be started from different directory. This counts for current and all future installations of the same program.

- 'Limit number of application instances' feature.
You can now easily control (limit) number of application instances per computer. For applications running under Windows server terminal services number of instances is valid per server and not per workstation. You can thus use this feature to implement network floating licensing in such environment.

- Custom counters feature.
You can now securely manage (change/save) 10 custom (long integer) counters directly from your application by using protection interface. Initial values for counters can be set during protection process.

- Four customizable buttons for activation dialog box.
You can now enable/disable four buttons and assign action string for each button. Action string can be a document name, folder name or http link for example. This will allow your client to open your web page, help or license agreement file just by pressing appropriate custom button.

- Unique support for non-standard applications!
Easily protect Macromedia Director, Macromedia Authorware, Bink video player, Trainersoft, FlashJester - Jugglor, SecurePack, Visual DBase, Active E-Book, NeoBook, Linder Setup Builder, Techsmith’s Camtasia, WinBatch, Power Builder, WinDev, Multimedia Fusion and Microsoft Camcorder standalone executable files. More...

- Support for third party licensing!
You can fully control third party licensing with AC Generator for Win32.

- Support for calculation of unlocking codes over Internet connection!
Easily integrate calculation of activation codes over Internet with AC Generator for Win32/Web.

- Support for calculation of unlocking codes from your own application!
Easily integrate activation code calculation into your application with AC Generator for Win32/API.

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