PC Guard offers unique support for runtime encryption and decryption of protected Windows 32/64 bit applications.
Basic RTE implementation steps
STEP 1: Fragments of code are marked in source code by using special start and end labels. Labels are different for 32bit and 64bit applications.
STEP 2: Application is compiled.
STEP 3: Marked fragments of code in compiled application are recognized by PC Guard and are additionally encrypted during protection process.
Runtime encrypted code always stays encrypted in memory. It is not decrypted during application startup. It's managed by special protection code each time it needs to be executed. Once it is executed it is encrypted again.
REMOTE protection usage
In case of remote protection method RTE encrypted code is not executed during evaluation period (DEMO mode). Fragments of code are automatically bypassed in this case. You should be aware of this when marking code fragments with start and end labels.
RTE encrypted code is executed only in licensed version of protected application (once the application is unlocked with valid activation code).
PLAIN/USB/NETWORK protection method usage
Runtime encrypted code is decrypted, executed and again encrypted each time it's required for protected application.
NOTE: RTE is currently not available for VB applications and .NET framework applications.