Universal Shield 4.4 by Everstrike Software is the ultimate protection tool for your computer - hide files, folders, and drives, and set access rules using flexible security combinations for your most precious data. A unique feature of Universal Shield is the perfect combination of data hiding and encrypting. This feature is very important nowadays when everybody knows that information is money, and information security and protection is very important. The program has been especially designed to be the most flexible security tool on the market, suitable both for home use and in corporate environments. Universal Shield features include hiding files, folders, and drives on a local computer from local users, including administrators; setting access rights for particular files and disks; and preventing the deletion of specific files. Password-protect your data, program start-up, or program uninstall. Secure your data not only from local users, but network and Internet users as well. Use hotkeys to show and hide folders without actually running the program. Or, run the program in Stealth mode so that other users do not know about it. Set trusted processes, which will not be under protection; for example, some program will work with the hidden data, but users are unable to access that data. The new Universal Shield 4.4 version includes a variety of new features. Data encryption is processed with the help of nine algorithms. A variety of security tricks is available as well - you can prohibit access to folders like My Documents, Favorites, and History, as well as restrict access to the Control Panel, or prevent desktop and date/time adjustment. The new version also contains a wizard, which includes an option of restricting personal folders and settings, as well as files/folders/drives protection, a hiding expert, and a data encryption master. Universal Shield runs on Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003 Server, XP, 2000 (all 32 & 64-bit editions).