Security and confidentiality of information is all important in the modern age of technology. We use computers which make our life easier. But these days a computer has value if it is connected to the Internet. However, connection to the Internet bears many dangers. When connected to the Internet your computer is exposed to numerous cyber threats. For this reason information is often protected with passwords and different security systems.
In large corporations computers are linked into one network which is managed by system administrator. One of the duties of system administrator is to make sure that all network computers are using proper anti virus software, and computers are protected from spyware attacks. Also, system administrators should check from time to time that employees do not share confidential information with other people outside the company.
What are the most suspicious and potentially interesting files? Of course, these are files and archives protected with passwords. If the file is password protected then the user does not want anybody to access it. So, this file might contain sensitive information. In order to spot all files in PC protected with passwords one may use Show Hidden Files utility from AKS-LABS. This program will find password protected files which you can then copy to a previously specified folder.
Let’s review basic features of Show Hidden Files for you to better understand how this program works and how you can use it to your benefit.
The program itself is very simple. You are unlikely to have any problems when using it. Menus and tabs are very easy to understand, so, even if you are a PC dummy you can still operate Show Hidden Files.
First and foremost you need to choose where Show Hidden Files should look for password protected files. One of the advantages of this program is that you can scan network hard drives, i.e. network computers. So, in case you need to check if company employees store password protected files in their computers, Show Hidden Files will help you do that.
Show Hidden Files takes into account popularity rate of the files, and thus, it can look for different files types, which are most widely used. So, the program can recognize zip and rar archives, PGP discs, Word documents, Excel workbooks and Access databases.
Having chosen what files types you are looking for, you may proceed to additional search criteria such as side and date.
- Size. This search criterion makes it possible to narrow search results. Thus, you can look for files of certain size (less than, equal to and larger than…MB or KB). So, if you are interested in particularly large files protected with password Show Hidden Files will offer you a chance to adjust search process.
- Date. Having chosen this search criterion you set a certain date or a time period for file. By date we mean date when files were created, modified or accessed. Thus, if you are looking for particularly old or recent files this is a very helpful option.
The last tab in the search options is Search in. here you choose folders/directories in which you want to fool for hidden files. If you check the box Scan sub-folders Show Hidden Files will look for protected files in all sub directories.
Show Hidden Files can save a list of files in a txt document for you to use it in your further work. You can also copy all found files to a separate folder and then try to break passwords. There is also a Forgot password menu which offers you different utilities to recover forgotten passwords.
Now, when we have reviewed the program itself, let’s talk about how this program can be used and who will benefit from using Show Hidden Files?
Use Show Hidden Files program to find pgp disk
Find password protected files in your PC
As said above, Show Hidden Files can be used by security system administrator to monitor network computers. With Show Hidden Files it is possible to find files protected with passwords in order to prevent data leak. For instance, if you have found Excel file titled Budget 2010 and it is protected with a password, then it may be possible that this employee want to provide third parties with this document. All password protected files look suspicious, especially if they concern business.
With Show Hidden Files system administrator will save much time, as there is no need of physical presence at particular PCs. Everything can be done from network administrator’s office.
Show Hidden Files can be also used by policy and security services. Often computers and laptops are confiscated as they may contain very valuable information. Sometimes evidences of crimes, including tax and financial, are often found in hard drives. So, imagine such a situation. Police raid an office, arrests people and confiscates computers. As mentioned above, files protected with passwords are the most suspicious and thus interesting for policemen.
When computer is delivered to police precinct, it is high time to use Show Hidden Files. Within a short period of time the program will compile a list of password protected files. Of course, then IT specialists will find ways to crack passwords. But Show Hidden Files will save so much time.
Normally, it will take much time to open all files in a computer. Why would policemen need to read some unimportant documents if there are password protected files which certainly contain information they have been looking for. If you read testimonials about Show Hidden Files you will see that the program is already used by Australian Federal Police and Criminal Justice Trading Commission which proves that Show Hidden Files is effective and reliable.
This program is a helpful solution for security department of banks and big corporations, as well as private security agencies. Show Hidden Files does not require special knowledge and can be used by people with little experience in computers. This is the best way to make sure that you employees do not cheat on you and your company.
It goes without saying that AKS-LABS offers high quality customer support service and will answer all your questions regarding use of Show Hidden Files.
Search for hidden files with a reliable utility
Finding hidden files is not a problem for Show Hidden Files program