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Password Protect Microsoft Internet Explorer

Postby dsilcock@sds-ltd.co.uk » Mon Feb 03, 2003 4:24 pm

Can anyone explain why I am unable to password protect iexplorer :?

System: Windows XP Pro
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp1.020828-1920

Many thanks in advance
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Postby Karlis » Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:07 pm

Program Protector will not work with Internet Explorer and Outlook Express Windows XP won't let to protect them, assuming that program protecting files is trying to corrupt them. This is unfortunately fault of Microsoft Windows XP FPS (File Protection System), which doesn't allow uset to freely operate with files by making its own corrections.

There is a workaround however. You can delete original (unprotected) file from cache (folder where Windows stores file backups) in otder to prevent it restoring the original (unprotected) file. To do this:

1) Click Start -> Run, enter "c:\windows\system32\dllcache" and click OK. Cache folder is opened.

2) Locate "iexplore.exe" and delete it. This will delete Windows backup of
the file, so XP won't be able to restore it.

3) Immediately after that use Program Protector to protect Internet Explorer.

4) After a while some dialogs will appear Warning that unrecognized versions of files have been found.

You must click Cancel (when Windows tries to restore original files).

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Click Yes (when it asks are you sure to keep unrecognized files).

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5) Now everything should work fine.
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Windows 2000 and XP file protection

Postby stevegebhard » Fri Feb 14, 2003 5:40 am

You can also use this shareware, which allows you to edit or bypass the file protection. Download at this site:
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Util ... nload.html
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Internet explorer

Postby dave » Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:35 am

I have tryed the work around for protecter to work on I.E. It did not work. Any Ideas.
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Postby Karlis » Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:39 am

There is no problem with Program Protector version 2.0. Upgrade from version 1.0 to 2.0 is free for registered users.
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Postby Larry » Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:48 pm

I had to delete iexplorer.exe and rename the one in program files before I could protect Internet Explorer. Now works well (I am using ver 2.01)
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