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Protect Folder

What is Protect Folder?  (from Everstrike Software)

Protect Folder is a new security tool that lets you lock your files and folders with your personal password. Now nobody but you can access your most sensitive information. Locking folders and files also effectively protects you from malicious programs, such as viruses, worms, and trojans. Here is how Protect Folder 98 ...  Read more


Protect Folder is a program developed by Everstrike Software. The most used version is 3.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 18.79 MB (19,704,069 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 76% of users of Protect Folder come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.everstrike.com
Help link: www.everstrike.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Protect Folder
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Protect Folder\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Protect Folder\install.log" -u
Estimated size: 18.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Protect Folder

  • ProtectFolder.exe - Everstrike Folder Crypto Password (Folder Crypto Password)
  • installfl.exe - Folder Crypto Password (Folder Crypto Password driver installator)
  • passwd.exe
  • flycryptor.sys - FlyCryptor (FlyCryptor Driver)
  • flycryptor64.sys
  • ProtectFolder64.dll - Protect Folder Module
  • decrypt.exe
  • regdll.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • unlock.exe

How do I remove Protect Folder?

You can uninstall Protect Folder from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Protect Folder, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Protect Folder.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 13%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 10 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  India 5.88%
  Iran 5.88%
  Ireland 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 83.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L30... 14.29%
HP-Pavilion AW020AV-ABA e... 14.29%
HP-Pavilion AU850AA-ABA e... 14.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 14.29%
Gigabyte Z170-Gaming K3 14.29%
Gigabyte M52LT-D3 14.29%


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