Stay away from COMODO / Sectigo digital certificates

All of our software binaries were digitally re-signed using Thawte digital certificate:

(demo versions on the website and full versions available in the Customer Panel)

Long story short – our previous certification company StartCOM was banned first from the major web browsers and now in 2019 from Microsoft Windows because of their shady business practices (issuing back dated certificates), you can read this story at:

and their main CA certificate was revoked, which resulted in blocking any software signed with their digital code signing certificates (even if it was valid till the end of 2019 like in our case).

We had huge problems to get a new one with COMODO / Sectigo because of their dumb policies, that required us to be listed in commercial business DUNS (D&B) directory (1600 USD for a listing!) or to have a blue shield of verification on Google Maps (even if this program was discontinued because it required to have a Google Business and now defunct Google+ accounts linked together?).

I’ve been trying to get this new certificate for more than 3 weeks with COMODO without a result and with tons of legal, notary signed company papers, utility bills send to them for verification, they didn’t want to issue a code signing certificate no matter what.

Finally I have tried to get it from Thawte, and after a simple business verification process, they granted us a new certificate after 2 days.

I highly recommend Thawte and The SSL Store for any digital certificates:


And stay away from COMODO / Sectigo and all their resellers (they resell via
many other companies).

I would like to apologize to all the customers for all the inconvenience in those days when you couldn’t use our software.

LZMA and LZ77 PELock Compression Plugins

Our friend mudlord has released two compression plugins for PELock.


First one is LZMA compression plugin and second one is based on demoscene exe-packer kkrunchy’s LZ77 implementation with an arithmetic coder.

PELock LZMA Compression

Plugins are available for free at:


They will be included in the next PELock installation package too.

PELock v2.02 – Anti Cracking Solution

PELock v2.02 was released. PELock is an advanced anti cracking solution for Windows applications with built-in license key system with SDK API support for C/C++, D, Delphi, PureBasic, PowerBASIC & MASM applications.

PELock Protection SDK Settings

List of changes:

  • removed a bug that caused crashes while adding virtual DLL libraries to the list
  • fixed DLL handling bug with the default configuration settings
  • callbacks parameter passing is fixed for stdcall convention

Full changelog – https://www.pelock.com/products/pelock/history

Download – https://www.pelock.com/products/pelock/download

Software Licensing SDK

PELock is a software security solution designed for protection of any 32 bit Windows application against cracking, modifications and reverse engineering analysis.


Advanced software protection settings

Licensing SDK

You can closely integrate the protection and licensing features using dedicated SDK with hundreds of examples for

  • C/C++
  • Delphi, Lazarus
  • Freepascal
  • PureBasic
  • PowerBASIC
  • D
  • Assembler

SDK & usage examples is available now also at GitHub:


Protection and Licensing SDK settings

License Key Manager

PELock comes with a built-in licensing system, you can use it to easily add license key system for your application.

License key manager

Adding new license

Time trial settings

You can also set various time-trial limitations for the protected application, e.g. 30 days trial.

Time trial settings

Virtual DLL binder

PELock has a built-in binder for additional application DLL libraries, it’s possible to merge your main application EXE file with any number of extra DLL libraries into single output EXE file.

Virtual DLL binding

If your application uses or requires an additional DLL libraries you can hide them inside the protected application, no third party will be able to view it, nor any other program will have access to it, because the whole loading process is emulated in the memory and nothing is written to disk, and it’s completely transparent to the application working.

Welcome back!

Hello Friends,

First I need to apologize to you for waiting so long for this moment. It’s been a long time since PELock and its website was updated. Over the years I’ve been involved in many other programming & reverse engineering projects and PELock more or less was put to side, but not anymore!

I’ve worked hard to bring it to life, make it modern, compatible as no other protection and resistant to crack. Its early versions was used for more than 2 years in a few popular software packages and those were never cracked. Over those years many bugs and compatibility issues have been fixed to bring you the stable final product.

Not only PELock was updated, but also .netshrink and Obfuscator, visit their pages to see how it evolved. I’ve also released two programming libraries, one is Poly Polymorphic Engine, it’s highly specialized encryption library and AZTEC 2D decoding library for polish vehicle ID documents. I have also developed SaaS service for developers StringEncrypt, you might also check it out.

I hope you like the new website design, customer panel, forums and I can only hope you will come back to discover all of the new features of the software.

Bartosz Wjcik

.netshrink v2.3

.netshrink is an executable compressor and DLL binder for .NET applications. It uses LZMA compression library and can decrease your file size by 50%. It can also protect your files with a password.

Recent changes:


  • project files support added
  • list of locally stored passwords added
  • fixed bugs with handling x64 applications


  • original assembly CPU architecture preservation
  • running compressed assembly from the UNC path fixed

Download links:

Installer – https://www.pelock.com/download/netshrink.exe
Zip Archive – https://www.pelock.com/download/netshrink.zip

.netshrink v2.0

Finally, something new. Today I’ve released a new version of .netshrink a .NET Framework application compressor and password protector.

List of changes:


  • resources preservation (all resources, including icons, manifests etc.)
  • compression of command line executables
  • support added for .NET Framework 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0
  • .NET Framework auto detection
  • updated password query dialogs
  • enter password from the command line for protected files
  • minor bugs fixed
  • help file updated to .chm format


  • first public release