Category Archives: Software updates

USBCrypt 10.8 is out!

We are excited to announce that a new version 10.8 of our encryption software USBCrypt has been just released and is available now!

This version includes many improvements and fixes, such as:

  • An option to select the preferred optimization of the Virtual Encrypted Disks: you can now choose whether to optimize for performance or for quick removal of the encrypted disks.
  • An option to launch the "autorun" process "As Admininstrator" when starting or stopping the encrypted disks.
  • You can now create custom names for the host disks (other than the default USBCrypt Host disk), to make it easier to recognize different disks in the Explorer windows.
  • While the encryption process of a drive is in progress, you can now minimize the USBCrypt window to the taskbar. You may find it handly when encrypting large drives.
  • Also, you can now pause and resume the encryption process, if you need to temporarily allow other programs to use the full CPU power fo your computer.
  • The built-in backup software that comes with Windows 7 or Windows Vista can now recognize the Virtual Encrypted Disks as valid backup destinations for the documents and settings.
  • USBCrypt now warns you if you log off or shut down the computer while a disk is being encrypted.
  • And more! Please give the new USBCrypt a try.

A major update to ActiveExit released

A new version 10.8 of ActiveExit is available now!

This is a complete rewrite of this software. If you’ve used an older version of ActiveExit, and are considering an upgrade, you may want to review the new User’s Guide to see what ActiveExit is now. You will notice many differences: we’ve simplified the user interface and removed many secondary functions, such as the allowed use schedule, the password protection, the taskbar icon, and so on. If you were relying on ActiveExit for such functions, hold on to the previous version that you already have.

The good news is that ActiveExit now works much better performing the main function it was designed for: to automatically log off users after a period of their inactivity. Here are some of the improvements in the new version:

  • ActiveExit now works with Windows 7 and Vista
  • ActiveExit now supports Windows Servers 2008 and 2003 (including the R2 versions)
  • ActiveExit can now log off automatically even the Remote Desktop users
  • ActiveExit now supports Active Directory and Group Policy
  • ActiveExit now supports unattended installations and updates
  • ActiveExit is now FREE for personal use!

Give the new ActiveExit a try!

A minor fix for AB Commander released

We goofed! In the previous version 7.5.6, we’ve added a few additional checks of the license key validity and it turned out one of them was one too many: it caused a message asking the user to enter a valid license key to appear in some circumstances, even though the correct license key was already entered.

To correct this error, we’ve released an updated version 7.5.7 today. (It has no other improvements over 7.5.6, so if you don’t see that message, feel free to skip this update). If you do want to upgrade, you can install the new version without removing the previous one, and it should upgrade the files and retain your settings.

Space Investigator released

We are happy to announce the release of our new utility Space Investigator! You may find this software useful if you are running out of space on your hard drive and want to get a better picture of how your files and folders consume it. Space Investigator makes it easy to locate the files that take the most space and delete them, if they are no longer needed. With Space Investigator, you may find out that you may not need a bigger hard drive after all and can use your money on something else!

We’ve also released a minor update to AB Commander: the updated version 7.5.5 can detect Space Investigator if it’s installed on the same computer and makes it easier to switch between AB Commander and Space Investigator with a click of a button, to have different views of the folders.

Space Investigator is free for the users of AB Commander: if you have purchased an AB Commander license, you can download Space Investigator free of charge. If you have not purchased AB Commander license yet, now is the good time to do that: Buy AB Commander now and get Space Investigator as well!

AB Commander 7.5 released

We’ve just released a new version of AB Commander 7.5.

This version adds several new features, such as the ability to navigate to any of the parent folders by clicking on their names in the panel title bars, or the use of the CTRL+WINDOWS key combination to quickly exit, minimize, or iconize AB Commander. This version also adds integration with our new product USBCrypt: now when you stop a Virtual Encrypted Disk created with USBCrypt, AB Commander releases its resources automatically.

As before, our usual upgrade policy applies: if you have purchased an AB Commander license within the previous 12 months, you can upgrade to this version free of charge: just download and install the new version, it should replace the previous version automatically for you. Otherwise, please visit the Upgrade Center to receive the automatic 50% upgrade discount.

Should you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Happy file commanding!

WinAbility Software

USBCrypt 10.3 released!

We are happy to announce the official release of our new product USBCrypt!

You can use USBCrypt to protect the sensitive files you put on the removable drives from loss or theft. With USBCrypt, you can set aside a portion of the drive to host a Virtual Encrypted Disk, and put the sensitive files inside of it. If someone gets old of your drive, they won’t be able to get your files, no matter how hard they try.

USBCrypt comes with a free 30-day trial, during which the software is 100% functional, so you can give it a good try. If you have any questions or encounter a problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

And the last but not least: Thanks you all who took it for a test drive during the beta test, it’s been very helpful.

Happy encrypting,

WinAbility Software