Just tried using the Modern (Windows 10) Icon set and seeing a few missing icons in both PowerArchiver Burner and PowerArchiver Encryption screens . They are all there in the Minimalistik icon set and the only difference I can see is the former is blue and the latter grey. In version 22.00.9
there were some security issues fixed in 7zip:
As it seems, that PowerArchiver and PACL use the 7zip libraries, could you please update them to the latest version?
I noticed that the version of ZPAQ used is older than the latest released 7.15 https://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html also there seems to be a newer fork that adds several features https://github.com/fcorbelli/zpaqfranz
It would be useful to implement this latest version (it also maintains the same syntax and behavior as the latest official release if used the -715 flag) and add when opening a zpaq file a choice of the version of the files to show (e.g. as dummy folders represented the various versions present). Since any previous changes are stored with this format, it is possible to extract a snapshot of a certain date/version.
If I open a password-protected zipper file (created with WinRAR but I think that’s irrelevant), open it with PowerArchiver and run “Remove Encryption” on the same file, then reopen it and add a password with “Encrypt Archive,” the resulting archive will be protected with the old ZipCrypto algorithm and not AES as indicated.
(this can be verified, for example, by trying to open the archive files with Windows Explorer, which does not support the AES algorithm)
PA 21.00.18 running on Windows 7 64 bit.
I made a big .PA file and thought I’d check it was made correctly with Menu / Actions / Test.
a) PA always issues a UAC prompt to do this!
b) PA always says there are many errors in PA files.
I’m still finding the very latest build of PA and serials provided with it on illegal sites…do you guys not have a means of blacklisting these serials once they are reported to you?
in fact the site in question knew about the release of PA even before me and had it up on their site with serials provided.
I’m guessing from your lack of response that you’re powerless in this situation?
My guess isn’t that they are powerless, but like anything there is a cost involved. Is the cost greater than the benefit? Weighing that factor may make the option to not respond to the illegal keys a smart business decision. Not knowing how many actually take advantage of stolen items like that, the percentage could be low enough that the benefit gained isn’t worth the effort.
Just my thoughts on the topic.
I take your point on cost involved but if you already have a team of coders that excel in producing a product how much more work can it be to implement a system whereby the program instantly recognizes a blacklisted serial and consequently shuts down the program installation.
I know of other software companies that have implemented systems where blacklisted keys are no longer applicable…I can’t think of them off hand but I do recall reading about them and their success.
maybe I should stop being overly concerned about such matters and just use the program for what it is.
I do know that there is one individual that follows the Twitter acct and posts the preview releases on a warez forum. I know becuase some relelases were only mentioned on twitter and not the forum or the blog.
Tracking down the person is rather difficult. In the mean time, I send take down requests to rapidshare and other file hosting sites as I find PA links/posts on the net.
we do black list them, send report of new ones as you find them… we dont do it for every release, because what they do is steal credit cards and purchase PowerArchiver with them.