Super ExeLock


Super ExeLock is an innovative software, which allows you to password protect Windows executable programs. It works on the program files that are 32-bit Windows-9X/NT/2000/XP/ME executables. Usually those files are stored on your system with default .EXE file type.

If you share your computer with others, you might have a few programs that you keep on your hard drive, but you do not want other people be able to run them. For example, you probably do not want somebody else to run your tax preparation software, personal finance or email programs. Super ExeLock is ideal in these situations, as it allows you to password protect executables, so that only those who know the password will be able to run the programs.

When protecting a program, Super ExeLock modifies the binary executable itself, so that it first asks for a password and runs the program only if a valid password has been entered. It does not change the Registry database, nor does it save the password in hidden files or disk sectors. Also, it does not matter whether you protect the program on your hard drive or a floppy disk.

Super ExeLock is safe and efficient. Unlike other protection software, it does not run in the background to provide its functionality. With the other software, which claims to be password protecting, an intruder can simply kill the protection program or remove it from startup group to disable the entire mechanism. Note, that Super ExeLock protects programs, not icons so that it remains locked even if you run it from plain command line.


How to Use

  • Select program to be protected:
    • Select program from the file explorer of Super ExeLock.
  • Protect program:
    • Click "Protect Now" button.
    • Input password to protect it.
  • Test program:
    • Click "Run" button to test the protection.


You can right click a exe file or a shortcut and select Lock with Exelock from Super Shell to protect a program quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My program SMART.EXE is password protected, however I have noticed a file SMART.EXE.ExeLock which can be run by anyone...?!

A: The ExeLock copy is made by Super ExeLock for your own safety! Once you checked that the protected program accepts the valid password and runs as usual, you may consider copying .ExeLock file to a floppy disk and removing it from your hard drive.

Q: Will the protection still work if I copy the protected executable file to a different machine?
A: Yes, the protection will still work fine.

Q: After I protected an executable, my antivirus software shows that it has been infected by a virus. What should I do about this?
A: Do not panic. Super ExeLock is not a virus. Antivirus software is correct in detecting that the executable file has been changed. However, this change adds the password checking functionality of Super ExeLock and does not spread as a virus would.