HTML Guardian version history

v. 6.7.0
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Version 6.7.0 has a new feature - it can protect images which are not included in any html file.
HTML Guardian will automatically generate a .htm file that displays the image from a user-defined template, and will then encrypt it.
This simplifies a lot the protection of image galleries, and also makes possible manipulating of protected images(or, to be precise, the encrypted .htm files that display the images) through different scripts.
Please read the updated Help file for more details.

v. 6.6.9
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- Fixes the bug that caused 'Auto-import ASP includes' feature not to work properly when an entire folder is encrypted.
- Minor improvements in folder encryption, the currently encrypted file is now displayed in the program's caption.
- CodeAnalyzer™ engine and Encryption engine improvements and optimization.

v. 6.6.8
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Version 6.6.8 has a new feature - 'Auto-import ASP includes'.
If selected, all the .asp / .inc includes the currently encrypted asp file uses will be automatically merged into it before the actual encryption starts. The encrypted file will not depend on any includes.
This feature can be useful if you experience problems with the encrypted asp files, and may also improve the encrypted asp files performance a bit.
This new feature can be set from the 'General Settings' configuration window.
Please read the updated Help file for details.
- The following bug: files containing illegal characters can't be properly encrypted if Image Guardian is enabled - is now fixed.
- Main and supplementary debugging engines optimization.
- small user interface changes.
- other minor improvements and bug fixes.

v. 6.6.7
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Version 6.6.7 has a new feature - Domain Lock. It is similar to Don't allow offline use feature, but is more restrictive - files encrypted with it will work only from the domain they are locked to.
To use it, check the 'Use Domain Lock instead of Don't allow offline use' box in the 'General Settings' configuration window.
Note that you will not be able to test Domain Lock protected files on your PC, even through a local http server.
Please read the updated Help file for details - especially the notes about testing encrypted ASP files if Domain Lock is enabled.
- Fixed bug that caused encryption process to hang in some cases of folder encryption.
- HTML Guardian remembers the last folder selected for encryption.
- Most source code protection algorithms were optimized.
Version 6.6.7 also contains new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries, image protection optimizations and minor bug fixes.

v. 6.6.4
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Version 6.6.4 has a new feature - 'Ask for a password only once' - it's applicable only to the basic password protection.
It is available in the 'General Settings' configuration window.
Please read the updated Help file for details.
Version 6.6.4 also contains new CodeAnalyzer™ knowledge base entries and minor bug fixes.

v. 6.6.3
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Version 6.6.3 adds a support for encryption of .PHP files. Please read the 'Protecting PHP files' section of the updated Help file.
Version 6.6.3 also contains new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries and some minor bug fixes.

v. 6.6.2
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Version 6.6.2 contains improvements in some of the encryption algorithms, mainly when you encrypt html files. Bug fixes:
-In some rare cases it was impossible to deactivate the 'Automatically select encryption method' setting - this is now fixed.
-Fixed bug that caused sometimes profile settings not to be applied when a folder is encrypted.
-Some other minor bug fixes.
Version 6.6.2 contains new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries

v. 6.6.0
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Version 6.6.0 contains a new, much more powerful encryption algorithm for ASP files.

In the program's user interface and Help file, it is referred as 'Enhanced ASP encryption'.
The asp encryption available in versions prior to v6.6.0 is now referred as 'Standard ASP encryption'.
You can set which one to be used as default from Configuration --> General Settings.

The Enhanced ASP encryption has the following advantages compared to the Standard ASP encryption:
- asp source is fully encrypted. Using the Standard encryption, it is only possible to encrypt the server-side code in asp files, plus a predefined pieces of the client-side code. Using the Enhanced encryption, you can encrypt asp files entirely - no portion of the asp source remains unencrypted.
- asp source is fully encrypted for includes - no portion of the asp source remains unencrypted.
- client-side code in asp server's response can be fully encrypted.
- client-side code in asp server's response can be fully encrypted for includes.
- it is possible to use the additional protection options for includes.
- plus some more enhancements ...

Another new feature is the option to test encrypted ASP files through a local http server.

Please read the updated 'Protecting ASP files' section of the Help for details.

Note: Enhanced ASP encryption is fully functional only in HTML Guardian Enterprise edition.
If you use the Enhanced ASP encryption with HTML Guardian Personal or Professional editions, the HTML Guardian banner will be inserted in the encrypted .asp files.

- Version 6.6.0 also contains new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries, bug fixes and user interface improvements.

v. 6.5.9
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Version 6.5.9 contains bug fixes, minor improvements and new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.5.8
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Version 6.5.8 has the following new features:
- enhanced file security
- slightly improved encrypted files performance
- encryption speed improvement
- some bug fixes

v. 6.5.5
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Version 6.5.5 has the following new features:

- Entirely new Code Compression algorithm - you can choose between Low Code Compression (the compression used in versions prior to 6.5.4) and High Code Compression. The new High compression will remove any single useless character from your files before the encryption takes place. This may significantly decrease the encrypted files size and improve their performance. Note that big files will be encrypted slower if High compression is used.
High compression can also be used if you want only to compress and optimize your source code without encrypting it (that is if you check the 'Only compress code' box in the main HTML Guardian window).
You can set the Code Compression level from the Configuration --> General Settings window.
Note: You do not have to compress your files and then encrypt them. The source code will be compressed automatically before encrypting any file.

- A new setting, "Automatically select encryption method" is available for the files encrypted for 'All' browsers. This was the most requested feature after the release of version 6.5.2.
If checked, HTML Guardian will automatically select the most suitable encryption method for each file encrypted for 'All' browsers. You can still choose which encryption method to use if you uncheck this option. It's available in the Configuration --> General Settings window.
This setting is enabled by default. If you do not want to use it, click Configuration --> General Settings and disable it.

- Version 6.5.5 also contains new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries and a slightly improved debugging engine performance.

- Version 6.5.5 fixes some rare security problems observed in the previous versions of HTML Guardian.

- minor bug fixes

Please read the updated Help file for details.

v. 6.5.2
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Version 6.5.2 introduces 3 different encryption methods for All browsers, optimized for different file sizes.
Changing the encryption method may significantly improve encrypted files performance (loading speed) for big files encrypted for All browsers.
New setting, "Disable multi - language support" is available. It is to be used for pages written entirely in English, and may improve encryption speed because many operations related to multi - language support will be skipped.
Please read the updated Help file, "General Settings" section for a detailed information.
Bug fixes:
- fixed bug which caused a program crash on some systems when a folder is re-encrypted.
- fixed some minor bugs with encryption of files originally created on non-Windows machines(UNIX/Linux/QNX/Mac etc).
Version 6.5.2 also contains new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.5.1
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Version 6.5.1 contains Image Guardian and ASP encryption bug fixes and new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.
A new "General Settings" configuration window is available under the "Configuration" menu. Please read the updated Help file for details.

v. 6.4.9
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Version 6.4.9 contains Image Guardian and ASP encryption bug fixes and new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.4.8
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Version 6.4.8 contains mainly bug fixes.
By a popular demand, blank lines are added at the top of each protected file.

v. 6.4.6
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Version 6.4.6 contains a new Image Guardian feature - Smart Detection.
It will in most cases prevent the problem with page elements transposition which appears sometimes if Image Guardian is enabled.
If you haven't experienced this problem so far you may disable Smart Detection (it is enabled by default).
Please read the updated Image Guardian section of the Help file for more information.

v. 6.4.5
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Version 6.4.5 contains a new feature - Ultra-Strong password protection.
The main purpose of this feature is to protect highly sensitive information stored in html format in an extremely secure way.
It allows you to password protect html files using the Blowfish encryption algorithm, with 48 - 384 bit keys.
A detailed explanation of this feature you can find in the "Ultra-Strong password protection" section of the Help file.

Ultra-Strong password protection is fully functional only in HTML Guardian Enterprise edition.

Version 6.4.5 also contains some minor bug fixes in asp files encryption and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.4.2
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Version 6.4.2 contains mainly interface changes.
No new functionality.
Version 6.4.2 also contains some minor bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.4.0
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Version 6.4.0 contains several improvements in regard to ASP files encryption:
- you can include encrypted files in encrypted ASP files
- you can encrypt client-side html / script code in ASP files source
- you can encrypt client-side html / script code in the response generated by the ASP server
Please read the "Protecting ASP files" section of the Help file.
Version 6.4.0 also contains some minor bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.3.8
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Version 6.3.8 contains some minor bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.
Enhanced support for double-byte languages.
Increased Code Analyzer engine and Encryption engine speed.
Increased encrypted files security.

v. 6.3.3
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The main new feature in v6.3.3 is the ability to use the additional protection options for .asp files (except the Password Protection option).
Please read the Help file, "Known issues" section, for an explanation of most of the problems you may encounter when using the additional protection options for .asp files.
Version 6.3.3 also contains some minor bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.3.1
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Version 6.3.1 contains some minor bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.3.0
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Version 6.3.0 contains some minor bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.2.9
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Added option to encrypt Cascading Style Sheets (.css) files. Please read the Help file for details.
Version 6.2.9 also contains some minor bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.2.8
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Version 6.2.8 contains mainly bug fixes and new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.
Added option to specify the Image Guardian Safe Mode level in case Image Guardian runs in Safe Mode.

v. 6.2.7
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Added option to test encrypted files in different browsers(click 'Define Browsers' under the 'Tools' menu).
Image Guardian speed was greatly improved.
Added new option 'Run Image Guardian in safe mode'.
Bug fixes and new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.2.6
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'Disable Page Printing' protection option was improved - now it works not only for IE 5+ browsers, but also for Netscape 6.x and Opera.

A new feature, Customized Browser Layout, was added to the Site Manager - it let's you define how the browser window should look when your site is opened. You can optionally remove the Address bar, Menu bar, Tool bar, Status bar from it.

HTML Guardian creates error log which can be useful for identifying problems.
Please read the Help file for a detailed explanation of all the new features

The user interface in the last versions was a bit messy. Now the Image Guardian, Site Manager, File List Manager and the error log can be accessed from the new 'Tools' menu.

Version 6.2.6 also includes some bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.

v. 6.2.0
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Version 6.2.0 introduces HTML Guardian's Site Manager - a tool to encrypt entire websites with a few clicks. It's similar to FileList Manager, but will automatically encrypt all the files both for 'All' and 'IE 5+' browsers, and will insert a browser detection and redirection code in each file - this ensures the encrypted files can only be opened in a browser that will display them properly. Please read the 'Site Manager' section of the Help file for a detailed explanation of all the features.
Version 6.2.0 also fixes some bugs found in previous 6.x versions

The bug that caused the error message:
"HTML Guardian: Can't create protected environment. Memory test failed" on some Windows NT4 systems is now fixed.
The bug that caused the error message:
"Code Analyzer: [unreadable text]" on some Windows NT4 systems with service pack 5 or lower is now fixed.

HTML Guardian Enterprise edition only :
The bug that caused some images to remain unprotected on some Windows NT4 systems with service pack 5 or lower is now fixed.

v. 6.1.1
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1. New features in v. 6.1.1
2. Upgrading from HTML Guardian Professional to HTML Guardian Enterprise edition.

1. New features in v. 6.1.1
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Version 6.1.1 is a major update and contains many new features.
The most important one is Image Guardian - an add-on to HTML Guardian for enhanced image protection.
No doubt this was the most requested HTML Guardian feature ever - we have received thousands of emails asking us for yet better image protection functionality.
Please read the Help file for a detailed explanation of Image Guardian features.

Note that Image Guardian is fully functional only in the newly released HTML Guardian Enterprise edition.
In HTML Guardian Personal and Professional edition, Image Guardian functionality is limited. The limitations are explained in the Help file.

In the \Samples subfolder of the HTML Guardian installation folder, there are some files and images you can use to test Image Guardian. All the images inside \Samples folder comply with Image Guardian limitations for HTML Guardian Personal and HTML Guardian Professional - this means Image Guardian will protect all of them, as if you are using HTML Guardian Enterprise Edition.

Folder encryption behavior has changed in v.6.1.1
Now when you select to encrypt a folder, the encrypted files will be saved in a new folder at the same folder level, not in \Encrypted subfolder of the selected folder as it was in versions prior to v.6.1.0
Here is an example: Let's say you selected to encrypt the folder C:\Test\
Versions prior to 6.1.1 will save the encrypted files in C:\Test\Encrypted\ folder.
Version 6.1.1 will save the encrypted files in C:\Test_E\ folder.
*All* files from C:\Test\ (even the ones that were not protected like flash files etc) will be copied to C:\Test_E\
Also all subfolders of C:\Test\ will be copied to C:\Test_E\
This makes testing and uploading the encrypted files much easier.
Note that folder encryption is now recursive - all files inside subfolders of the selected folder will be encrypted.

v6.1.1 also includes some minor bug fixes and some new CodeAnalyzer knowledge base entries.


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