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    After installing, I want to stop the program which is installed from running after 3 days.

    I know Setup Factory provides this feature for the installation. I also read that it's possible to stop people from installing after
    x times.

    Is there anyway I can put data in the registry during install and use this information to prevent the program I have installed from running after a certain amount of time?

    If there are any other tools which would help me to accomplish this, I would appreciate the help.

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    Re: Prevent running of installed program

    Hi,
    This is possible but it would have to be handled internally by your program. All that setup Factory could do is write the required information out to the registry, probably the current date.

    mark.
    MSI Factory The Next Generation Intelligent Setup Builder

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    • #3
      Re: Prevent running of installed program

      Originally posted by cinder_blocks:
      After installing, I want to stop the program which is installed from running after 3 days.

      I know Setup Factory provides this feature for the installation. I also read that it's possible to stop people from installing after
      x times.

      Is there anyway I can put data in the registry during install and use this information to prevent the program I have installed from running after a certain amount of time?

      If there are any other tools which would help me to accomplish this, I would appreciate the help.

      There is a program called Armadillo by
      Silicon Realms that "wraps" transparently
      around your exe/scr.

      What you could do is develop your application
      compile it as always and then protect it with Armadillo by a variety of options,
      number of uses, days, date, even to the specific machine "fingerprint".

      A "key" is generated so in a demo mode the program is benign, when your expiry happens
      a popup window appears and asks the enduser for his ID and key - if he has one it unlocks, if not it doesn't go on.

      It even has a "nuke" feature that allows the program to work, but after so many HH:MM:SS it stops.

      The keys are unique and for each application you can have as many license categories that you want. SO if one would become compromised
      (very unlikely), another one would become active.

      I use it and it (so far) has performed extremely well.

      Hope this helps.
      Regards,

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