Protect, hide files, folders, drives. Security tools for hiding your files, folders, and drives.

Universal Shield vs. Lock Folder XP

Lock Folder XP is an entry-level version (i.e. simplified edition) of Universal Shield. Universal Shield possesses many capabilities, and ensures maximum protection of your data. Due to the fact that this program has many unique features (such as Stealth Mode, Trusted Processes, Global Hot Keys, etc) Universal Shield is more effective and is much handier than Lock Folder XP. With the help of the Comparison Table, you can inquire about the distinctions between these two Everstrike Software products.

Feature Universal Shield Lock Folder XP

Ability to hide files, folders, or drives from all other users (including the administrator)

Yes

Yes

File encryption

Yes

No

A mask that allows you to hide file groups (for example, c:\*.doc)

Yes

No

A protection wizard

Yes

Yes

An access lock on your private folders and settings (My Documents, Favorites, Control Panel, Internet History, and so forth)

Yes

No

Ability to set permissions (Read, Write, Visibility, Delete) for any files and folders

Yes

No

Password protection for files, folders, and drives

Yes

Yes

Unlimited number of objects to protect

Yes

Yes

Access restrictions on your data against local network users as well as Internet users

Yes

Yes

Password-protected start

Yes

Yes

Password-protected uninstall

Yes

Yes

Use of hot keys to start Universal Shield and to change the protection mode from other Windows applications.

Yes

No

Trusted processes that allow you to specify the process that can override the protection.

Yes

No

Drag and Drop support

Yes

Yes

High-level protection

Yes

Yes

High performance rates

Yes

Yes

Multilingual interface

Yes

Yes

Support of FAT, FAT32, and NTFS systems

Yes

Yes

News & Events

March 31, 2012

Lock Folder XP 3.9.2 has been released.

Lock Folder XP offers quick and effective folder locking.

March 19, 2012

New! Universal Shield 4.7 has been released.

June 25, 2011

Universal Shield 4.6 has been released.

The program uses the most secure protection method — hiding and encrypting the data. Now it is possible to encrypt folders, protect files and folders in Windows Safe Mode and automatically enable protection if the computer has been idle for a while. We have also improved the look and feel of the program with an improved interface.

March 09, 2011

Protect Folder 3.1 has been released. Password protection for folders or entire removable drives. Protect Folder provides on-the-fly protection of your removable USB drives.

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