================================================================================ Lock Folder XP 3.6 * README FILE * September 22, 2005 ================================================================================ http://www.everstrike.

com/ info@everstrike.com ================================================================================ CONTENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What is Lock Folder XP? Features Version history License and distribution Contacts

1. What is Lock Folder XP? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lock Folder XP is a new security tool that lets you lock your files, folders, and drives with your personal password. Now nobody but you can access your most sensitive information. Locking folders, files, and drives also effectively protects you from malicious programs, such as viruses, worms, and trojans. Here is how Lock Folder XP works - all you have to do is to drag the file or folder that you want to lock to the Lock Folder XP window, and the rest is done automatically. Now your data is protected and hidden and cannot be accessed without entering your personal password. It is critical to have effective protection from unauthorized access because over 80% of reported security breaches come from within an organization, not from hackers! Locking files, folders, and drives is the best way to guarantee that nobody accidentally or intentionally gets access to your financial, health, private, and confidential information. And because locking your files, folders, or drives makes them invisible, they cannot be deleted, damaged, or harmed in any other way. Even if a virus is introduced to your system, your locked folders will not be detected, infected, or harmed. This and other innovative and reliable technologies provide the safest way to store your information and protect it against hacker attacks, malicious software, and dishonest employees. But don't think that Lock Folder XP can only be used in the corporate environment - this application is perfect for home as well. We also advise you to get Lock Folder XP if you have a laptop and travel frequently. After all, if your notebook gets lost or stolen, you do not want strangers to see your financial data, or credit card or Social Security numbers. 2. Features ~~~~~~~~~~~ - Ability to hide files, folders, drives, or network drives from all other users (including the administrator). - Password protection for files, folders, and drives. - Unlimited number of objects to protect. - Access restrictions on your data against local network users as well as Internet users. - Ability to lock your Windows desktop so that users cannot delete, add, or modify the shortcuts and icons on your desktop. - Password-protected start of Lock Folder XP. - Ability to managing program from tray. - Windows Explorer commands for instant folder hiding. - Automatic protection activation after a set idle time.

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High-level protection. High performance rates. Multilingual interface. Support of FAT, FAT32, and NTFS systems.

Note: Lock Folder XP does not change the file structure of the data, does not move the protected data, and does not change Windows system files. You cannot lose your files. 3. Version history ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ November 10, 2004 The new Lock Folder XP 3.5 version has been released. The driver for Windows XP was updated. August 18, 2004 A new version of Lock Folder XP 3.4 is available. It features: Automatic protection activation after a set idle time. New commands in Windows Explorer for instant folder hiding. Expanded tray icon functions. Tray icon visibility can now be managed with hotkeys.

March 26, 2004 The new Lock Folder XP 3.3 version has been released. In this version, some alterations of interface elements were made, and some new features were added, such as: - Lock Folder XP Wizard will help you to master the program quickly. - Now you can minimize the program window and keep it in the tray. - Multilingual support for the interface settings of the program was added. September 7, 2003 The new Lock Folder XP 3.2 version has been released. This version comes with with an alert that is activated upon hiding system folders and an automated Explorer that refreshes upon protection mode switching. April 1, 2003 A new version of Lock Folder XP 3.1 has been released. The program interface has been changed. February 19, 2003 A new version of Lock Folder XP 3.0 has been released. 4. License and distribution ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Software License Read this license agreement in full before using Lock Folder XP.

4.1. This Software License Agreement (the "Agreement") between you, the end-user ("Licensee"), and Authors of ("Authors"). By using this software ("Lock Folder XP") on a computer hard drive (or other type of media), you terms of this Agreement.

is a legal agreement this software or storing it agree to be bound by the

4.2. Lock Folder XP IS DISTRIBUTED "AS IS". NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. YOU USE Lock Folder XP AT YOUR OWN RISK. Everstrike Software hereby disclaims all warranties and guarantees regarding the use, or the results of use, of Lock Folder XP in terms of correctness, accuracy, reliability or otherwise. Everstrike Software will not be responsible for any incidental, consequential, direct or indirect damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, business interruption and loss of information resulting from the correct or otherwise use of Lock Folder XP even if Everstrike Software has been advised of the possibility of such damages. By installing Lock Folder XP you acknowledge that you have read this disclaimer, understood it, and you agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. You also agree that the disclaimer is the complete and exclusive statement of agreement between the parties and supersede all proposals or prior agreements, oral or written, and any other communications between the parties relating to the subject matter of the disclaimer. 4.3. All copyrights to "Lock Folder XP" are exclusively owned by the authors - Everstrike Software. 4.4. You are welcome to test the trial version of the program for 30 days. This gives you plenty of time to try out the program on your own system. After you test the trial version, you are required to license this product and discontinue use of the trial version. Only the trial version of Lock Folder XP may be distributed freely on online services, bulletin boards, or other electronic media as long as the files are distributed in their entirety. 4.5. After purchasing, Everstrike Software grants you a non-exclusive license to use one copy of the software, on one computer, and make one copy of it for archival purposes. For purposes of this section, "use" means loading the software into RAM, as well as installation on a hard disk or other storage device. You may access the software from a hard disk, or any other method you choose, so long as you otherwise comply with this agreement. You may not install the licensed version of the software onto a network server or in any other way make it available to more than one user at a time unless you have arranged in advance for a multi-user license; make copies of the software other than one backup copy solely for archival purposes; sell, furnish, transmit, or give away the software such that the software is exploited in a commercial way; or sublicense, rent, lease, or otherwise market the software. You may permanently transfer the software to another owner only by providing written notice of such transfer to Everstrike Software. 4.6. You may not alter this software in any way, including emulate, clone, rent, lease, sell, modify, decompile, disassemble, changing or removing any messages or windows, otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer the licensed program, or any subset of the licensed program, except as provided for in this agreement. Any such unauthorized use shall result in immediate and automatic termination of this license and may result in severe criminal and/or civil prosecution. 4.7. An upgrade replaces a previous version. It does not provide an additional license. When upgrading you must cease using the previous version, and also ensure that it is not used by anybody else.

4.8. All rights not expressly granted here are reserved by the Authors. 4.9. The terms of this license, as well as the Lock Folder XP interface design, documentation, and coding are subjects of changes in future versions of Lock Folder XP without any prior notice. 4.10. Installing and using Lock Folder XP signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions of the license. If you do not agree with the terms of this license you must remove Lock Folder XP files from your storage devices and cease to use the product. 5. Contacts ~~~~~~~~~~~ General Questions and Inquiries: info@everstrike.com Sales and Upgrades: sales@everstrike.com Technical Support: http://www.everstrike.com/support.htm For more information, please visit http://www.everstrike.com/ ================================================================================