System settings are global settings maintained per computer (user) on which PC Guard is installed and not per project.

system settings

Demo mode warning

Use this option to turn ON/OFF demo mode warning. (Default status: ON)

Plain protection method warning

If enabled, warning message will be display when protecting application with PLAIN protection method. (Default status: OFF)

Already protected warning

If you try to protect already protected program you will be warned with appropriate message. (Default status: ON)

Internal overlay warning

Warning message will be displayed in case internal overlay is detected in application. (Default status: ON)

Backup copy warning

Warning message about existing backup copy will be displayed in case this option is enabled. (Default status: ON)

Non-standard application notification

Notification message box will be displayed in case non-standard application is detected. (Default status: ON)

Display protection report prompt

If this option is enabled, you will be prompted to review protection report after successful protection process. (Default status: ON)

Display activation report prompt

If selected, you will be prompted to save each generated activation code to file. (Default status: OFF)

Auto copy required modules

If selected, interface dll and web licensing interface modules will be automatically copied to directory with output application during protection process (in case  they are required for protected application) so you don't have to do this manually. (Default status: OFF)

MID code is required for activation

Machine ID (MID) code will be required for generation of activation codes in activation panel. (Default status: ON)

If turned OFF, you will be able to generate activation codes based on Site codes only.

Don't show activation code info

Select to disable activation code info message in activation panel. (Default status: OFF)

Load last used project on startup

If enabled, last used project will automatically be loaded on startup. (Default status: OFF)

Check for updates on startup

Select to enable check for updates on startup (Internet connection is required for update check).  (Default status: OFF)

In case project file is provided from command line (with or without -process flag) this option will be ignored.

Date format

Use this option to change default short date format used for date/time picker controls:

EU - DD.MM.YYYY (default)


DD - day
MM - month
YYYY - year

Reset to default system settings button

Click on this button to reset all system settings to default values.