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News & Events

March 31, 2012

Lock Folder XP 3.9.2 has been released.

  • Updated the program engine with current fixes.

March 19, 2012

The new Universal Shield 4.7 version has been released.

  • This update contains improvements and bug fixes.

September 5, 2011

Universal Shield 4.6 has been released.

  • Disk protection resource record check functionality has been added.
  • Protection Wizard's function of disk identification has been improved.
  • Drag&Drop functionality for Windows 7 has been improved.
  • Notifications of disk protection activation have been improved.

June 25, 2011

The new Universal Shield 4.5 version has been released.

  • Protection of removable drives.
  • Trusted processes support long names.
  • Performance fixes.
  • Fixed an issue with the Windows Explorer 64bit context menu.
  • Fixed registration issues.

June 20, 2011

Lock Folder XP 3.9 has been released.

  • Updated the program engine with current fixes.

May 31, 2011

Lock Folder XP 3.8 has been released.

  • Updated the program engine with current fixes.
  • Added an ability to check for updates, so it's now much easier to keep Lock Folder XP up-to-date.
  • Solved the problem with running commands from the context menu in 64-bit versions of Windows.

October 21, 2010

The new Universal Shield 4.4 version has been released.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

July 28, 2009

Lock Folder XP 3.7 has been released.

  • Version 3.7 has been fully rebuilt with a new engine.
  • Hot key function is improved.
  • Improvements to program stability.

May 28, 2008

FlyCryptor 2.0 has been released. FlyCryptor encrypts folders or entire removable drives on the fly with no extra software required to access or modify protected data.

January 15, 2008

New! Universal Shield 4.2

  • Now works with Windows Vista.

December 1, 2006

USBSpy version 2.0 release. This updated version can automatically capture hot-plugged devices and also has some features of searching and filtering added to it. The way the program runs has been improved and thus higher performance rate and stability have been achieved. The interface of the program has been enhanced. Now it is possible to create xml reports.

February 12, 2006

The first version of USBSpy with a good set of features has been released.

January 1, 2006

The new Universal Shield 4.1 version has been released. This new version supports the following 64 bit Microsoft operational systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

September 23, 2005

The new Lock Folder XP 3.6 version has been released.

April 25, 2005

Universal Shield 4.0 has been released and we have added loads of new features. 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.

New features:

  • Encrypts folders.
  • Protects files and folders even in Windows Safe Mode.
  • Enables protection automatically if the computer has been idle.
  • Checks for updates.
  • Adds files and folders via an Explorer menu command.
  • Saves the folder and program list from the main window of the program to a file.
  • Hot key function is improved.
  • File and folder encryption is improved.
  • Improvements to program stability.
  • New interface elements have been added.
  • The Danish and Korean languages are added.

November 16, 2004

The new Universal Shield 3.3 version has been released.

  • The driver for Windows XP was updated.
  • Improved protection when uninstalling the program.
  • Added new languages - French, Dutch.

November 10, 2004

The new Lock Folder XP 3.5 version has been released.

  • The driver for Windows XP was updated.
  • Added new languages - French, Dutch, Japanese.

September 5, 2004

The new Protect Folder 98 3.0 version has been released.

The following features have been added:

  • File encryption.
  • A protection wizard.
  • Several modifications in the program interface.

September 1, 2004

The new Universal Shield 3.2 version has been released. This new version supports Japanese and Portuguese. This version of Universal Shield is exceptionally stable when used with Windows 2003 Server. A few minor bugs were fixed and several new features have been added based upon user request.

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.

December 20, 2003

Universal Shield won the highest price from the editors of Tucows, one of the most popular program archives.

November 30, 2003

The new Universal Shield 3.1 version has been released. In this version of the program, the ZoneAlarm non-compatibility issue has been resolved.

November 10, 2003

The new Universal Shield 3.0 version has been released. This new version has fixes for several bugs and many new essential features. The program uses the most secure protection method — hiding and encrypting the data.

The following features have been added:

  • File encryption.
  • A protection wizard — an access block to private folders and settings (My Documents, Favorites, Control Panel, Internet History, and so forth), a folders, files, and drives protection expert, and a file encryption master.
  • Trusted processes are saved upon rebooting.
  • Several modifications in the program interface have been made.

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.

May 30, 2003

Protect Folder 98 2.0 has been released. This version is for Windows 98/ME users.

April 1, 2003

A new version of Universal Shield 2.7 has been released. This version has several new features:

  • Startup of the program from other Windows applications using a hotkey.
  • Stealth mode that allows you to hide the program from other people.
  • Quick hiding of folders such as My Documents and Favorites.
  • Changes in the interface.

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.

February 5, 2003

A new version of Universal Shield 2.6 has been released. A few changes in the interface were made.

December 7, 2002

A new version of Universal Shield 2.5 has been released. The following features have been added:

  • Drag-and-Drop support.
  • A new toolbar was added.
  • A new object list in the Add New... dialog box was added.

October 31, 2002

A new version of Universal Shield 2.4 has been released.

  • The Change password dialog box was added.
  • The driver for Windows NT was updated.
  • The driver for Windows 2000 was updated.

October 15, 2002

A new version of Universal Shield 2.3 has been released.

  • A few changes in the interface were made.
  • The password protection of Universal Shield was enhanced.
  • An improved status bar was added.
  • Some bugs in previous versions were fixed.

October 10, 2002

A new version of Universal Shield 2.2 has been released.

  • A bug in the Property window was fixed.
  • A few restrictions were abandoned in the trial version.

October 1, 2002

A new version of Universal Shield 2.1 has been released.

  • From this version on, Universal Shield works on Windows XP.
  • Context help.
  • Context help was introduced.

September 20, 2002

A new version of Universal Shield 2.0 has been released.

  • Version 1.0 has been fully rebuilt with a new engine and a new interface.
  • This version is trialware with a specific time limit.
  • This is the first published version.

June 05, 2001

The first release of Universal Shield for Windows NT / 2000 is now available. This version is for internal use only and is not published.

Products

Universal Shield 4.7: Hide files, folders, and drives, and set access rules using flexible security combinations for your most precious data.

Lock Folder XP is a new security tool that lets you lock your files, folders, and drives with your personal password.

Protect Folder: Lock USB drives and local folders on the fly by protecting them with your own password.

USB Security: Secure workstations or the entire network against unauthorized USB devices.

DiskBoost: Speed up disk operation with a secure virtual RAM disk.

Using Protect Folder 98, you can password-protect your files and folders from unauthorized access by other Windows 98/ME users.

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