This version overview lists all new features, improvements and fixed bugs of the software abylon ENTERPRISE. (Link to complete versionshistory)
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25.05.2022: From this update to version 22.6 and 2022.5 all software programs of abylonsoft have benefited and received small or large additions.
SSD hard disks are better supported in Shredder and the problem and possibility of full hard disk encryption is pointed out. In addition, the warning message for SSD hard disks can be deactivated.
The shredding level between shredding and other file operations is now differentiated. The shredder level for other file operations can be set in the settings dialog on the "General" page.
The file explorer plugin (right mouse button) caused instability under certain circumstances. By checking the environment more intensively, crashes should no longer occur.
Administration rights are no longer required to check whether a new update is available.
25.02.2022: Among other things, this update offers optimizations in the area of the GUI and the program start dialog. In addition, the software abylon LOCAL-USER was released for the first time.
The cause for partially occurring crashes during copying could be fixed.
The formatting process after creating a new Cryptdrive is now called "initialization".
The unsupported tab "Application shortcut" is no longer displayed.
Performance issues in the wait/start dialogs have been fixed and an animated wait squiggle has been implemented.
The automatic window adjustment under Windows 7 has been optimized.
A useless question dialog is no longer displayed when deleting files.
In the password generator, the number of characters is no longer set to one.
Opening the document directory should now be more secure.
20.01.2022: The major update of all products includes various optimizations regarding stability and speed. Especially in the area of smart card support some innovations were implemented.
After registering our software, this is now displayed directly in the about dialog.
When changing the encryption secret (e.g. from smart card to password), problems were eliminated.
With abylon COPY in case of error at the end the list of the not copied files is output. When repeating, the new copy process is now performed.
In the login or lock mask of the abylon LOGON software caught a loop if no hardware key was available. Now it should be possible to switch back to the normal Windows login mask via the cancel button.
The Desfire smart card is fully supported as a hardware key.
Der PasswortScrambler dient zum Schutz gegen das Ausspähen des Passwortes. Damit ist es Keyloggern erschwert das eingegebebne Passwort abzufangen. Bei aktiviertem PasswortScrambler kam es manchmal zu Fehlinterpretation der Tastatureingabe.
From this version on, the card monitoring is bound to the hardware key. Thus, the card monitoring only reacts if the USB stick or the chip card with which the user has logged in is removed.
abylonsoft software requires in certain cases a so-called system context to execute actions. In this regard, the query has been extended so that this function also works without errors in languages besides German and English.
Problems with logging in with online accounts have been fixed.
The encryption with smartcard (logon and data) has changed. For this reason, data encrypted by older versions should be better decrypted before the update.
From this version on, explicit support for ACOS, Mifare and Desfire smart cards is offered. A 32-byte AES random key can optionally be written to ACOS and Desfire cards.
The support of the CT-API for old memory chip cards (OLD health cards) has been completely discontinued. However, current EC cards and eGK (health cards) with CHIP can be addressed via the PC/SC interface and used in our software!
As of version 22, card access has been optimized by adapting it for special card types (e.g. ACOS, DESFIRE, MIFARE ). This has significantly increased the speed of card access. In addition, the card access is less error-prone.
There was a small error in the positioning of the settings dialog, which has now been corrected.
19.10.2021: All software products were successfully tested under Win 11. In addition, there is now the possibility to support the software development via a donation!
Initial tests of our software products were successfully conducted on the new Windows 11 operating system from Microsoft.
It is now possible to select the hash value when generating self-signed certificates. In addition to SHA1, SHA256 and SHA512 are also offered.
Partially occurring "hang-ups" seem to be due to the waiting dialog. If not necessary, this has been removed.
For unformatted drives, the creation of a "Cryptdrive" is now done without confirmation.
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Der Passwort-Scrambler zum Maskieren der Passworteingabe im Passwort-Dialog läßt sich nun wieder deaktivieren.
2021-07-15: As from this version, the software is available in Spanish and French as well. In addition, Windows accounts can be created directly in abylon LOGON Business.
The software products of abylonsoft are now offered in French and Spanish in addition to German and English. We would be very pleased about improvement and optimization hints for the translation.
When copying files, problems can occur because, for example, rights are missing or the file name contains invalid characters. From now on, the copy process will not be interrupted in this case and displayed it at the end of the copy process.
Activating and deactivating the icon for creating a new entry now works without problems again.
Preventing a double start of the abylon MANAGER has been optimized.
The selection dialog should now default to folder documents rather than the program directory.
2021-04-19: Primarily, the April update fixes many internal problems and speeds up the execution.
Sometimes it was not possible to create a new logon account in the login screen. Problems with creating and deleting accounts have been fixed with this version.
The "freeze" of the service under Windows 10 could be corrected.
Unfortunately, in certain cases, crashes could occur when using our Explorer-plugin. The problem has now been solved for all versions.
The program name is displayed at the bottom left of the logon screen for information purposes.
The tree with the keysafe entries can be collapsed again by clicking on the folder.
In the future, the file Desktop.ini will no longer be started automatically if an entry is stored in the program's own auto-start function.
2021-02-25: The major update again offers many innovations and improvements in numerous products and many functionalities.
Memory chip card support via the CT32 DLL has been removed.
When creating encrypted objects, the encryption algorithm can now be selected directly in the dialog for creating the encrypted element (Credential Provider).
All main dialogs got the Windows header again because there were problems with the individual header when moving, resizing, etc.
If the Manager- and UAC-GRABBER-Window is closed via the "Close" menu item, then the GUI is not automatically opened after the computer restart. The situation is different if the window is closed via the "X" in the upper right corner. In this case the GUI opens automatically after the reboot. In addition, the autostart is only done via the folder in the start menu and no longer via "Run" in the registry.
When calling the Crypt Assistant via the desktop icon, the source directory is now displayed correctly. If several files with different directories are encrypted at the same time, only the directory of the first file is displayed.
The problems with the module "abylon COPY" on mapped network drives have now been fixed.
2020-03-07: In addition to minor and major optimizations, the new version offers new functionalities and increased speed.
In the Keysafe you can now copy the username and password to the clipboard with one click (button)! For security reasons, the clipboard is emptied after 10 seconds. This simplifies the operation of browsers, which do not support Drag&Drop.
All our modules can be switched into admin mode by the shield icon. Since this version the software can also be switched back to user mode. This is necessary for example, because Drag&Drop of files only works in the same context.
A waiting dialog is now displayed directly in the Explorer-PlugIn (menu of the right mouse button) after starting the abylonsoft function.
Dismounting of open Cryptdrives is now more reliable.
With the new Minus-Icon you can now remove shortcuts from all directories in the UAC-Grabber and Manager. Removal via the Del key is still possible.
The positioning and font output was corrected and standardized in all waiting dialogs.
The SSO functionality (Single Sign-On) is deactivated in the programs abylon KEYSAFE and abylon LOGON SSO Pro from version 19.x. An independent solution for the SSO functionality will be offered shortly. Please use the previous version 18.x or earlier.
The faulty check of an IMK file caused the user to be asked to convert the Keysafe by mistake. This problem has been fixed since version 18.1.
The "hang" of the settings dialog when opening and closing (mounting) Cryptdrives would be fixed.
In the shredder on the page Temporary files -> Other jobs you can define your own files and directories which will be deleted e.g. also during background cleaning. The INI file responsible for this can now be opened from within the program via an editor and individually adapted. Attention This file should only be adapted with the appropriate technical knowledge.
The progress bar when importing files is now displayed larger and therefore easier to read.
To prevent problems with the registry dialog, it is now always placed in the front panel (TopMost). Now the registration dialog shouldn't slip into the background anymore when clicking on another window.
Under special conditions, the password entry window may not always have the focus to enter the password directly. This was solved programmatically with a so-called mouse click event. Should this cause problems, this can be deactivated via a registry flag. For this, see the support page under password!
NOTE: Please note that the password scrambler converts certain special characters into other characters. If the program of abylonsoft does not recognize the password input correctly, this should be repeated with activated or deactivated password scrambler.
04.12.2019: Stability and speed improvement of the deletion, encryption and logon software and more!
The files APM_LSMSNT32.DLL, APM_LSMSNT32x64.DLL, APMPNTSec.DLL and APMPNTSecX64.DLL are gone! This has no negative influence on the functionality, but accelerates the workflow
When copying e.g. with abylon COPY with network interruptions, the software now recognizes them and repeats them in case of problems.
Performance problems after software reinstallation could be localized and fixed.
The speed of chipcard access has been accelerated significantly. It is irrelevant whether the chip card is used for Windows logon or encryption. Further optimizations can be made on request
2019-03-21: Numerous new features and improvements of the company software abylon LOGON Business and other software products
The superimposed admin icons have been removed from the settings dialog. If in the future a function is selected for which no sufficient rights exist, this is indicated in a message window.
The setup routines of the program are only started after the setup wizard is finished.
2019-01-21: Various adjustments and optimizations of GUI and functions
The accidental display in the settings for the CT32 DLL and the Administration Server has been resolved.
In the treeview view the icon view has been improved
In the settings under the tab Administrative settings there is now the option Allow settings dialog only for administrators. If this function is activated, the settings dialog can only be opened if the user is in the group of administrators
The waiting dialog when starting the application is now displayed as a simple hexagon with program name
Negative window coordinates are now intercepted programmatically. In addition, the unpredictable jumping of the window during slicing would be prevented.
Negative window coordinates are now intercepted programmatically. In addition, the unpredictable jumping of the window during slicing would be prevented.
The functionality RemoteAdmin was removed from all modules, because the registry access via the network did not work reliably since Windows Vista. With the software abylon LOGON Business the settings defined on the server are distributed to the clients via a restricted user profile
Drag&Drop operations over windows with different rights are now displayed with the no entry symbol. For example, no files from the File Explorer (user context) can be dragged into our dialogs if this was started with admin rights. This is also shown at the top of the dialog
2018-11-26: Various optimizations of all programs from abylonsoft
The problem with jumping windows was fixed.
2018-10-18: New functionalities and optimizations of abylon LOGON Business
The size of the program windows can now be adjusted to the maximum width of large screens
2018-05-05: Adaptation of the License Agreement to the new Data Protection Ordinance DSGVO
The license agreement was revised in German and English and adapted to the new data protection regulation DSGVO. The file is displayed in the setup and is attached to the program as a PDF file.
2018-03-05: Many new features for abylon LOGON Business and abylon APP-BLOCKER
2017-12-15: New software product abylon LOGON Business and general acceleration by optimized function call
Update and position problems with the progress bar have been fixed
A small window is displayed for tedious processes. This tells the user that something is still happening and that he has to wait a little longer.
A significant acceleration of the programs was achieved by optimizing the internal function calls
General error corrections
Internally the programs have been extended so that "InApp purchases" are possible in the future
Some windows have been standardized in color and design.
2017-02-07: Cloud Support, Tray Icon Conversion and SSO Optimization
The calling conventions of the tray icons have been revised
The title bar of the dialogs
If SSO functionality is activated, the Keysafe window is opened by double-clicking on the desktop or tray icon.
Errors when copying entries in abylon KEYSAFE have been fixed
The abylon SHAREDDRIVE can also be used on various cloud services, such as OneDrive, GoogleDrive and Dropbox. All you need to do is install the appropriate client software from the cloud provider and offer the data in a directory on your hard drive (e.g.
Closing the program window via the cross icon now works with the first click
With activated AUTOSTART mode the abylon SHAREDDRIVE is started minimized.
Due to stability problems of the Windows File Explorer the Sharedrive File Explorer PlugIn is completely disabled. The access to the encrypted data now only takes place via the provided program interface of the abylon SHAREDDRIVE. The activation and deactivation of the abylon SHAREDDRIVE now only refers to the AUTOSTART of the program's own GUI after the login.
The application directory has changed from
The account path can now be defined individually in the settings on the "Administration" page. This also makes it possible to store login accounts and SSO data in a cloud. However, it is not possible to select a network path
2017-01-18: Numerous optimizations and bug fixes of our apps
2016-12-19: Bug fixes, optimizations and special abylon FREEHASH improvements
The distinction between Visual Studio 2008 (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and .NET 3.5) and Visual Studio 2015 (Windows 8, 10, and .NET 4) is now correctly reflected in the update.
The time calculation of progress indicators is now displayed again in the title bar.
Directly after the installation no new Shareddrive could be created. The problem would be fixed
Drag&Drop from the list (e.g. tan list) now copies the marked value again.
When setting the secret, you can switch back to the
Clicking on the tray icon opens the program window with the left mouse button and the menu with the right mouse button.
2016-11-19: Different versions with .NET 3.5 and 4, as well as optimization of the user interface and functions
In the program interface, the operation menu displayed as a pop has been removed for better clarity
All listed software products are now available in 2 versions. In principle, both versions can be installed on all supported Windows versions. However, we recommend the version compiled with Visual Studio 2008 up to Windows 7 and for mobile use. This setup requires the .net-Framework 3.5. We recommend the version compiled with Visual Studio 2015 for Windows 8 and 10, which requires the .net-Framework 4.0 and the Redistribution Pack. As long as the downloads are not differentiated yet, the version for Windows 8 and 10 is primarily offered. To get the version up to Windows 7, the file name must be completed with the character string "vc2008_". This results in a file name of "vc2008_[setup.exe]"
The abort button for "Shredders" did not react under certain conditions. The problem was fixed
The program dialogs (GUI) would be optically reworked and the usability would be simplified.
Incorrect display of progress indicator has been fixed.