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SymplyShed released SWF Protect 2.0 – 3 Licenses Giveaway

Carlos Pinho
By | 2009-05-18T14:20:37+00:00 May 18, 2009|Old Posts|

SWF Protect 2.0

One of the biggest problems flash designers/developers face after publishing their work over the internet, is that soon or later will noticed their work are stolen, or at least their code. Why, because the majority of the “flashers” don’t protect their movies by encrypting their files.
Using a Flash Decompiler, is very easy to get all the movies and code from a website. However, if you encrypt your data, they will get only errors.

SymplyShed released the second version SWF Protect, which let’s you encrypt your SWF and AS files preventing from being decompiled by other programs such as Sothink SWF Decompiler or Flash Decompiler.
The process is very easy and quick, just some clicks and drags and in less than 10 seconds you have all your files protected. Just to have a clearest picture on how it works, check out this screencast.

This encryption tool was tested with:

  • ASV 5.21
  • Flash Decompiler v3.2
  • Imperator FLA v4.0
  • Sothink SWF Decompiler v4.5
  • Ave Imperator

Another good aspect of SWF Protect 2.0 is the price. It costs $40.00, cheap price compared with other competitors products. For example, the Kindisoft lite version costs $100, the standard $200 and the Amayeta SWF Encrypt $150. As you can easily check, we are talking in differences between 2.5 up to 5.0 times more.

We are givingaway 3 licenses of SWF Protector. How can you win one of them?

Drop a comment about SWF Protect. Only one entry per person is allowed. On the 1st of June we will randomly choose 3 entries and contact you.


Here are the three winners an email will be dispatched to you. For the other that commented and didn’t win, Paul has offered a $9.95 discount for anyone who commented while the competition was going. To claim this, please email [email protected]

And the winners are:

  • Peter Franco
  • Devon
  • Renoir

About the Author:

Carlos Pinho
A father, a husband and a geek... Carlos was the founder of projects like The Tech Labs and Flash Enabled Blog. He is the founder of TekTuts He is passionate about technologies. Their main skills are in analytics, transport & logistics, business administration. He also writes about programming resources, trends, strategy and web development.


  1. RichM May 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen how effective the earlier version of this was in a demonstration, what has changed in this latest version?

  2. Peter Franco May 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    i would love to have a copy

  3. proti May 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    I was waiting for that! Great job.

  4. Danger May 18, 2009 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Just try it~

  5. maliboo May 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Wow! Great, I would test it with pleasure:)

  6. Buddha May 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I tried it and it works great. I would love to have a copy.

  7. Oliver May 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    never tried such tools, but i should give it a try

  8. John May 18, 2009 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    While I see why people would want to encrypt their work, I have learned tons of stuff by looking at recompiled code. I didn’t even know you could encrypt your code.

    Now, though, I think I will have to start.

  9. Devon May 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I participated in the beta testing of SWF Protect and it worked great. I’d love a 2.0 giveaway…

  10. idflood May 18, 2009 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Cool. I was wondering how to protect some of my swf. It seems to be a nice, not only for code, but also things like api keys in flash, or server url…

    I hope to be one of the randomly picked comment : ]

  11. szataniol May 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I could give it a shot πŸ™‚

  12. Benny May 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Looks like a very useful tool for a reasonable price. I have an upcoming release of a site and will definitely consider your tool for some needed IP protection.

  13. Om May 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I use SoThink, eager to see how this stands up against it…

  14. Renoir May 18, 2009 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Nice tool, anyway somehow sad that such things are required at all… :-/

  15. Ramiro Araujo May 18, 2009 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Great software! Looking foward to win a licence!! πŸ™‚

  16. Magnus May 18, 2009 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Very interesting! But does the price difference reflect in the end result, compared with the more expensive encrypting solutions?

  17. adi May 19, 2009 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Great, I’d like to win a license. I only knew about Amayeta SWF Encrypt but 150$ seems too much for me. BTW I didn’t get if it can encrypt the resources as well. I assume not.

  18. Lolis May 19, 2009 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Better protection and it works with all the latest flash and windows, better interface etc, good buy not expensive. Like danger says just try it and let me have a copy while your at it.

  19. Scott King May 19, 2009 at 1:12 am - Reply

    SWF Protect is a great product, Ive used it at several agencies. Ive actually decompiled a protected SWF and it’s pretty useless. Ive also had an instance or two where the file size has actually REDUCED after protecting the SWF. Pretty impressive. Would love my own copy.

  20. Mike D May 19, 2009 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Be interesting to see how effective this is, whether it purely obfuscates or crashes decompilers.

  21. Gonzalo Pezzi May 19, 2009 at 8:55 am - Reply

    It looks very interesting. I would like to give it a try.

  22. pedro May 19, 2009 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Me too πŸ˜€

  23. HΓ©ctor May 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    It’s always nice to see efforts on the protection of data. Although SWF being an open format makes this impossible to people with enough knowledge and time…

    Sign me up for the contest.

  24. Riccardo Bartoli May 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I need it!!!

  25. Guilherme May 19, 2009 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I really need one of these.

  26. Niels May 20, 2009 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Would love to participate in the give-away also ;).
    For Dutch readers, here’s a nice speech on hacking SWF games and how to prevent this from happening, using, among other solutions, a SWF-encrypter:

  27. Greco Rubio May 20, 2009 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Thanks a lot. I’d like to have it.

  28. fardeen May 20, 2009 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Want it too !

  29. Zachary May 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    I personally don’t see anything wrong to decompile to see how something ticks…. however if you just copy and paste the code then that is where I have a problem. Well since others will probably have this then I’m down for protecting my work too…

  30. Juwal Bose May 21, 2009 at 8:02 am - Reply

    The price seems really worth it. We have tried different tools, but eventually they were able to be opened up using decompilers. Lets see how this works. Anyways will love to have this product added to our pipeline.

  31. dVyper May 21, 2009 at 10:16 am - Reply

    From what I’ve read and from watching the screencast this product looks quite impressive. I’ll be looking forward to trying it out sometime πŸ™‚

  32. Huy May 22, 2009 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Thanks for providing this opportunity to maybe try out this product. Let’s see if I win. πŸ™‚

  33. Phil May 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    thanks for this info. Never tried swf encrypting myself before. But the demo looks promising.

  34. RafaelT May 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Looks like SWF Protect is easy to use from the screencast…
    Can I use it to unprotect the file too? If i have a key password for the protected file? !

  35. Nicolas May 24, 2009 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Interesting to see this program in action.

  36. May 25, 2009 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Where is the link to download trial?

  37. Peter May 26, 2009 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Well I’ll give it a shot too! πŸ™‚

  38. Roughy May 26, 2009 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    ~Will definitely try it

  39. tom May 27, 2009 at 5:37 am - Reply

    I need it so much πŸ™‚

  40. Fiel May 27, 2009 at 8:02 am - Reply

    This one sounds interesting !

    I want it to protect my flash riddle site πŸ™‚

    Thanks for this information. πŸ™‚

  41. Henry May 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Wow! That’s so good.
    I want this too. πŸ˜€

  42. Bob Rouquet May 27, 2009 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Did any of your try this with sothink v4.5 or v5 before writing this review or commenting on it?!

    This thing does not work at all with sothink 5 and ASV 6 (alpha). I tried these two decompilers and they have viewed everything in my “encrypted” code.

    I’m sticking with SecureSWF for now.

    People at Flash Enabled, check the software that you are reviewing before writing a post.

  43. Roberto Arosemena May 29, 2009 at 7:02 am - Reply

    very nice, decompilers are a good way of protecting your flash files (if you can afford them)

  44. sauo June 1, 2009 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Nice app but quite expensive…

  45. Nazar September 10, 2009 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Wow! That’s so good.

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