January 25, 2013

Password protect an EXE to stop it launching without your permission

By Geekphreek

I don’t know about you but there’s always a few things that I don’t want people to be able to have access to.  One way to achieve this is just to password protect the executable.  You would have thought this would have been native to Windows by now, but alas, you can only do it by changing the physical permissions but what if they’re in your account already?

Easy fix, password protect the exe using a great tool from http://www.paehl.de/cms/protectexe

It’s 2 way encrypted using blowfish and tada, you have an extra layer of protection.