Today we released version 1.2 of our encryption and security suite LockPhix. There are no differences between this version and the previous one except fro one thing : this one is free!
Actually free and open, it is released under the XOSL (Phoenxsoftware OpenSource License) which states that you can use any code for no matter what purpose but the names, images and other resources remain ours. The zip-archive with the source will be uploaded later because we still have to add some instructions, but you can already enjoy LockPhix for free at our download page.
It was a well kept secret for a long time but now the first Beta has been finished we need Beta testers so here it is, project “Graverobber” or Blastgen, the fastest antivirus on earth!
We started development of Blastgen 3 years ago, but it was discontinued due to a lack of time. Now that I’d found a colleague in the development of Blastgen I continued it 2 months ago and now it’s already time for the first Beta.
Blastgen can scan an entire PC in less than a second by using a special core called BlastX2 which is able to process mass amounts of code, being able to process 5.000 files each second. This feature combined with intelligent design that checks for symptoms rather than scanning an entire hard drive makes Blastgen about 5000 times faster than the current record holder NOD32.
The first Beta is released to test the definitions for false positives and see how the BlastX2 core runs on different kinds of configurations. This version can find malware but cannot remove it as it is not armed yet. This security will be removed as the current definitions are approved to be safe. The current version hasn’t been tested on Windows Vista, but it will automatically update itself in case there is an issue in Vista.
This was the big secret, so enjoy!
We truly hope Blastgen will become a succes and that people won’t have to wait for hours to scan their PC.
The development of the shareware System security tool LockPhix is going smoothly and it’s almost finished.
After the completion of the first tool, it took 3 days for the second tool to be completed. LockPhix FileVault (first announced FileEncrypt) is now also finished. Much code was taken from the engine of the unfinished 36-image converter “HummingBird” FileVault engine, but the code was debugged and many new features were added. Now you can simply encrypt a file by using the right click menu and decrypt it as easy by double-clicking it. The engine encrypts files at +-68Kb/sec and decrypts them at the same speed.
The next tool PasswordSafe uses an encrypted database to store your passwords. You can then easily find your passwords by opening PasswordSafe and entering 1 password. The next tool is expected to be finished and debugged on both windows XP and Windows Vista this Wednesday. The whole project is going as planned and will be finished Monday the 14th of April. Then it will require an additional week of testing and final debugging.