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How to prevent applications and exe files from unauthorized access?

Want to protect any program installed on your computer or any exe file from unauthorized access? For example, to prevent your child from using Internet Explorer, Empathy will do it perfectly well.

Empathy is a special utility for password-protecting any executable file. This utility can modify an EXE file and required a password to run it. Protected files stay protected if you copy them to another location or even to another computer, no matter which operating system do they use.

This is useful in protecting potentially dangerous programs against running by an unauthorized person. You can use it in public places like schools, internet coffees or even homes as a security tool.

To use, download and run it (no installation required), select an exe file, for e.g. a program icon from your desktop and choose a password and click on ‘Protect’. You can check the functionality by clicking on ‘Test’ button. If anything happened wrong, you can recover the original file from a backup created by Empathy. The file is in the same directory as the original file. A "BAK" file extension is appended to its name.

Run under Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me.

Remember that Empathy is Postcardware. You can use it freely for an unlimited period, but if you want to use it with all functions, you have to register it by sending the auther a picture postcard. More details and download.

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  1. Interesting. It seems to be useful me! Thanks for sharing

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