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Powerful utility which enables you to protect executable files, as well as generate keys and verify them with just a click of the button

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PELock is a tiny software application that provides users with a simple means of protecting their executables and generating keys, with support for creating backups.

Hassle-free setup and tabbed UI

The installation process is quite smooth as it does not offer any kind of surprises, and it is over in just a few moments. Once you wrap it up, you are greeted by an intuitive and quite simple interface, as it consists of a menu bar, a few buttons and some tabs which enable you to quickly access all available options. However, you should know it is not that easy on the eyes. It becomes quite clear that all user categories can find their way around it, be they beginners or highly experienced people.

View, save and clear logs

This tool supports both EXE and SCR file extensions at import, and the protection process is a piece of cake, as you only have to click the “Protect file” button. The main window displays the logs, and you can also save them to the hard drive as a TXT.

Generate keys, add a master passkey and backup all available data

Aside from that, you should know it is possible to generate keys in a LIC format, by simply adding users, along with a hardware ID and key expiration dates. It is also possible to verify keys, change the project directory and create a list of stolen keys.

The entire program can be password-protected, you can adjust the compression level with the help of slider bar, create a backup in a BAK format and save it to a custom location, and enable anti-debugger protection.

Bottom line

To conclude, PELock is a pretty efficient piece of software when it comes to protecting your EXE and SCR files. The interface is user-friendly, the response time is good, the amount of resources required is minimal and there are sufficient options to keep you busy for quite a while. We did not detect bugs or errors, yet it could use an update.

PELock was reviewed by Madalina Boboc
Last updated on May 14th, 2014
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