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Filename : PROGUARD.TXT

 
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WELCOME TO PROGUARD !!!

Please note: This "readme" file (proguard.txt) is an abbreviated
version of ProGuard's regular documentation file (proguard.wri),
and is intended simply to provide enough information for the
authorized user to get started. For security purposes, the longer
proguard.wri is not copied to the hard disk, as it describes
ProGuard features of which the guest user should not be aware.
Please refer to proguard.wri (still on the ProGuard program disk,
or in the unzipped prgrd-20.zip file's directory), or to
ProGuard's help file (while running the program) for a fuller
description of ProGuard's functions.

PRODUCT LEGAL INFORMATION

ProGuard V.2.0 Copyright 1994 Frederick Wasti; All Rights Reserved.

CETUS SOFTWARE AND FREDERICK WASTI DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES
RELATING TO THIS SOFTWARE, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE
EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. NEITHER CETUS SOFTWARE
NOR FREDERICK WASTI SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE SUCH SOFTWARE EVEN IF CETUS SOFTWARE OR FREDERICK
WASTI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR
CLAIMS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF CETUS SOFTWARE OR
FREDERICK WASTI EVER EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE LICENSE TO USE
THE SOFTWARE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE CLAIM. THE PERSON
USING THE SOFTWARE BEARS ALL RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND
PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts and shall inure to the benefit of Cetus Software
and/or Frederick Wasti, and any successors, administrators, heirs,
and assigns. Any action or proceeding brought by either party
against the other arising out of or related to this agreement
shall be brought only in a state or federal court of competent
jurisdiction located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The
parties hereby consent to in personam jurisdiction of said courts.

This software and the disk on which it is obtained is licensed to
an individual or institution user, for his/her/its own use. This
is copyrighted software. The user is not obtaining title to the
software or any copyright rights. The user may not sublicense,
rent, lease, convey, modify, translate, convert to another
programming language, decompile, or disassemble the software for
any purpose. The user may make one copy of the software for
back-up purposes only. The user may use this software on
his/her/its own computer(s) only.

OVERVIEW OF PROGUARD

Welcome to ProGuard !!!

ProGuard is a Windows utility designed to make it impossible for
guest users to run selected programs simply by double-clicking on
their icons in Program Manager. Once a particular program's icon
has been protected by ProGuard, the guest user will find that
trying to run the program will cause ProGuard to run instead, and
that a password will be needed before the actual program will
start. Logical icons to protect might include those for Windows
Setup, Control Panel, PIF Editor, System Editor, File Manager,
and the MS-DOS Prompt, and it's a simple matter to add ProGuard's
protection to any other application's icon, as well.

ProGuard V.2 can also prevent the guest user from starting any
program that is not present as an icon in Program Manager, and
can prevent the guest user from creating, copying, moving, or
deleting icons, or changing any of their properties.

INSTALLING PROGUARD

NOTE: ProGuard requires the file VBRUN300.DLL to run. While
vbrun300.dll IS provided on the ProGuard program disk, it is NOT
routinely distributed with the compressed version of ProGuard
(prgrd-20.zip) that is carried on bulletin board systems. If
you have obtained this shareware copy of ProGuard from an on-
line service, you also will need to have a copy of vbrun300.dll
installed in either the Windows directory or the Windows System
directory. If you do not have a copy of vbrun300.dll, you can
probably download one from the same BBS from which you obtained
prgrd-20.zip. You may also obtain a copy of vbrun300.dll from
Cetus Software (P.O. Box 700, Carver, Mass. 02330) for a nominal
charge ($5.00, postpaid).

The easiest (and recommended) way to install ProGuard is to run
the installation utility, install.exe, located on the ProGuard
program disk or in the directory in which prgrd-20.zip was
"unzipped". For those that wish to know what occurs during
installation, or for some reason are not able to use install.exe
(and wish to install ProGuard manually), a list of events that
occur during normal installation now follows:

1. Install.exe tries to detect three paths: the location of
the source files, the location of the Windows directory, and the
location of the Windows System directory. The user is asked to
confirm (or correct) the detected paths. Note that, on most
non-networked computers, the Windows directory will typically be
c:\windows, while the Windows System directory will typically be
c:\windows\system. However, a networked computer will likely
have a very different arrangement, with the Windows directory
being something like, say, q:\yourname, while the System
directory might be something like g:\windows.

2. Install.exe checks the three paths for the presence of
vbrun300.dll, a file needed by Visual Basic programs. It must
be found in the Windows or Windows System directory for ProGuard
to run, so if it is not already there, and is not found with the
source files (and vbrun300.dll is not routinely distributed as
part of prgrd-20.zip over bulletin board systems), then
install.exe ends with a message pointing out that a copy of
vbrun300.dll must be placed there. Note that vbrun300.dll IS
found on the ProGuard program diskette, and will (if necessary)
be copied to either the Windows directory (on a networked
computer) or to the Windows System directory (on a non-networked
PC) later on in the installation.

3. Install.exe copies the following files to either the Windows
directory (on a networked computer) or to the Windows System
directory (on a non-networked PC): run.exe, proguard.hlp,
proguard.dll, proguard.txt, prgrdpwd.txt, and vbrun300.txt.
Prgrd.dll and vbrun300.dll will also be copied there, if not
already present. Install.exe will terminate with a message if any
file is not copied properly.

4. Install.exe gives the user the chance to create a ProGuard
group in the Program Manager window (strongly recommended,
unless one is already present, as this is the easiest way to
become familiar with ProGuard's features). If the "go ahead" is
given, install.exe will have makgroup.exe (also found among the
source files) create the new group, concluding the installation.

If the installation program was not able to automatically create
a ProGuard Program Manager group for you, or if you elected at the
time of installation not to create one (but wish to do so now),
here are steps you may follow:

First, you might try running makgroup.exe (on the ProGuard
program diskette, or in the prgrd-20.zip directory); this is
the program that install.exe would call to create the program
group, and it may create the group for you now.

Or, you might try copying the file proguard.grp (on the ProGuard
program diskette, or in the prgrd-20.zip directory) to the
Windows directory. Then, select the File Menu in Program
Manager, then New, and then Program Group. When you obtain a
Program Group Properties dialog box, enter ProGuard for the
Description, and proguard.grp for the Group File. Click on OK,
and you should see a complete ProGuard group appear.

Note that certain installation files, such as install.exe and
makgroup.exe, are not copied to the hard disk, nor is the
uninstallation program, uninstal.exe. Proguard.wri, the
expanded version of proguard.txt, is not copied there, either,
for security reasons, as it contains details of ProGuard's
functions of which a guest user should not be aware.

ProGuard may be run from run.exe, which should be in the Windows
directory (on a networked computer) or in the Windows System
directory (on a non-networked computer). Once ProGuard is up and
running, you may start exploring ProGuard's features.

PROGUARD'S WINDOWS

ProGuard consists of three windows, a Password Entry Window (used
to enter the correct ProGuard password), a Protection Shield
Window (used to enable or disable ProGuard's Protection setting),
and a New Password Window (used to change the working ProGuard
password).

The Password Entry Window is accessed when ProGuard first runs.
The Protection Shield and New Password Windows are reached from
the Password Entry Window, to which they return when they are
closed. The protected application starts up after the Password
Entry Window is cleared.


PROGUARD SECURITY

(Please refer to proguard.wri for a description of ProGuard's
security features, which are not described here, for security
purposes.)

REGISTERING PROGUARD

ProGuard is NOT "freeware" !!!

The shareware version of ProGuard is being distributed on a trial
basis for evaluation purposes, and is not "crippled" in any way,
so that you may fairly judge ProGuard thoroughly. You may install
the unregistered, shareware version of ProGuard on any one
computer, and then try it out for 30 days. After this trial
period you MUST either register your use of ProGuard, OR uninstall
it, removing it from that computer. If you do indeed find
ProGuard to be a useful addition to your computer's hard disk,
then you MUST register your use of the program; in doing so you
will be entitled to receive on disk a copy of the latest
registered version of ProGuard, without any "reminder screens".

(Note: A registration form may be found at the end of this file,
or you may print out the separate regform.txt file.)

On the registration form you are given the opportunity to choose
your own private default password (the password that may be used
to access ProGuard if the password file, prgrd.dll, is deleted).
Selecting a private default password will prevent even other
knowledgeable ProGuard owners from being able to access your
ProGuard program. Note that the password must consist of no more
than twenty letters (not case-sensitive) and/or numbers, with no
spaces or punctuation. Note also that, if you do not choose a
private default password, then the default password on your
registered copy of ProGuard will remain as "shield". (Of course,
the "regular" current password, coded into the prgrd.dll file, may
be changed from within ProGuard by you at any time.)

A single-user Individual License for ProGuard may be obtained for
$14.95. A Site License for the use of ProGuard on any number of
computers at ONE specific institutional location may be obtained
for $74.95. (Note that each of the above prices includes shipping
costs.) Please contact Cetus Software if you wish to discuss
other licensing arrangements.

An Individual License entitles one individual registered user to
install and use ProGuard on any computer(s) that he/she personally
owns, but he/she must NOT allow his/her registered copy of
ProGuard to be installed or used on any other computer(s). A copy
of ProGuard registered to an individual user may be installed and
used on his/her own personal computer(s) at an institution, but
that personal copy of ProGuard must NOT be installed or used on
any other computer at that institution, whether belonging to
another individual or to that institution.

A Site License entitles the registered institution (school
building, business office, organization headquarters, etc.) to
install and use ProGuard on any number of computers belonging to
that institution at that specific location. Any institution with
multiple locations MUST obtain a separate site license for EACH
location. Any copy of ProGuard registered to a particular
institution location may NOT be distributed beyond the boundaries
of that institutional site.

However, any person is permitted (and, in fact, ENCOURAGED) to
distribute the UNregistered, shareware version of ProGuard to
others, as long as ALL of its files are distributed together.
For further information on ProGuard registration, or to obtain a
copy on disk of the shareware version of ProGuard for free
distribution and evaluation, please contact Cetus Software.

ABOUT CETUS SOFTWARE

Cetus Software is the creator of several Windows utilities,
including WinGuard, StormWindows, Reveille, and Seasons, as well
as ProGuard. Shareware versions of these products may be found on
several bulletin board systems, or may be obtained on diskette
directly from Cetus Software for a nominal charge ($5.00 each,
postpaid).

Please direct all inquiries regarding Cetus Software products to:

Cetus Software, P.O. Box 700, Carver, Mass. 02330 USA

( Internet e-mail address: [email protected] )

WINGUARD INTRODUCTION

In addition to ProGuard, Cetus Software offers a related security
program, WinGuard, offering protection on a more "global" scale
than ProGuard. WinGuard is designed to shield Program Manager
itself, unlike ProGuard (which is primarily intended to password-
protect individual Program Manager icons).

WinGuard can protect a Windows 3.1 computer from having any of its
Program Manager groups or icons rearranged or damaged. This
protection would probably be the most useful to someone in charge
of a number of computers at a school or business, though a parent
might wish to prevent little fingers on a mouse from dragging all
of the Program Manager icons into a (not so) nice "happy face"!

WinGuard can also hide "sensitive" programs (such as Windows
Setup, Control Panel, or File Manager), as well as selected
Program Manager groups and Control Panel icons, behind its
password-protected shell, restricting access to them to the
authorized user only. WinGuard can even hide from sight entire
Program Manager program groups.

Thus, it can be seen that WinGuard may be used to configure the
Program Manager interface to allow easy access to selected
applications for a guest user, while minimizing the chances of
damage (accidental or intentional) to Windows and the programs
accessed through it.

The shareware version of WinGuard is available on bulletin board
systems, or may be obtained on diskette in uncompressed form,
directly from Cetus Software, for $5.00 postpaid.

STORMWINDOWS INTRODUCTION

In addition to ProGuard, Cetus Software offers a related security
program, StormWindows, offering protection on a more "global"
scale than ProGuard. Unlike ProGuard, but like WinGuard,
StormWindows is designed to shield Program Manager itself.

StormWindows can protect a Windows 3.1 computer from having any of
its Program Manager groups or icons rearranged or damaged. This
protection would probably be the most useful to someone in charge
of a number of computers at a school or business, and StormWindows
can provide ideal protection to Windows PCs on display in a store.

Unlike WinGuard, which is designed to perform from a hard disk
installation, StormWindows is designed to function from a
diskette, kept in the possession of the authorized user.

The shareware version of StormWindows is available on bulletin
board systems, or may be obtained on diskette in uncompressed
form, directly from Cetus Software, for a nominal charge ($5.00,
postpaid).

PROGUARD REGISTRATION FORM :

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY :

Date ___________________________

Name of User (for Individual License)

_______________________________________________
(or)
Name of Institution (for Site License)

_______________________________________________
(If multiple Site Licenses, please list on the back of this form.)

Mailing Address __________________________________________________

Mailing Address __________________________________________________

Mailing Address __________________________________________________

Daytime Telephone Number (with Area Code) ________________________

Default Password Choice __________________________________
(Maximum of 20 letters or numbers, with no spaces or punctuation)

Please circle size of diskette desired: 3-1/2" 5-1/4"

Please fill in the appropriate line with the amount enclosed:

One Individual License @ $14.95 = $____.95

_____ Site License(s) @ 74.95 = $_____.___

One Individual License Upgrade @ $9.95 = $___.95

_____ Site License Upgrade(s) @ $49.95 = $_____.___

(Massachusetts residents: Please include 5% state sales tax.)

(Please note that the above prices include all shipping costs.)

Please send this form with payment (or purchase order) to:

Cetus Software, P.O. Box 700, Carver, Mass. 02330 USA

Cetus Software thanks you for your ProGuard registration !!!