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StarForce drivers pass "Designed for Windows XP" Test


StarForce Technologies, a leading provider of copy-protection solutions, today announces that its StarForce FrontLine Driver 4.0 has passed Microsoft’s “Designed for Windows XP” certification programme.

The StarForce FrontLine Driver 4.0 is a low level driver that enables the accurate checking of the copy protection system, ensuring that only original versions of StarForce-protected games can be played. The “Designed for Windows XP” was developed by Microsoft and helps end-users easily identify applications that were designed specifically to run on the Windows XP platform.

The certification is run independently by VeriTest, a company that manages programmes on behalf of Microsoft. The VeriTest lab report showed no error reports in relation to the StarForce driver tests and its "Pass" status confirms that StarForce drivers meet the strict security and compatibility requirements of Microsoft’s certification programme. The StarForce FrontLine Driver 4.0 that has passed the testing programme is the same SDK currently being used by clients of StarForce.

Says Michael Kalinichenko, CEO of StarForce Technologies:
We are delighted that StarForce Frontline 4.0 has passed the Microsoft certification programme with flying colours. StarForce will continue testing its libraries and drivers with further respected and independent test laboratories to ensure that our copy protection solutions benefit our clients and their customers.”

NOTES: Below are the full test results from the VeriTest Lab:

Designed for Microsoft Windows XP Tests Completed by VeriTest:

Windows XP Professional – Pass

Full Test Results in the VeriTest Lab:

Test Cases
T1.1 Perform primary functionality and maintain stability
T1.2 Kernel mode drivers must pass verification testing
T1.4 Perform Windows version checking correctly
T1.5 Support Fast User Switching
T2.1 Do not replace files protected by Windows File Protection
T2.2 Migrate from earlier versions of Windows
T2.3 Do not overwrite non-proprietary files with older versions
T2.4 Do not require a reboot inappropriately
T2.5 Install to Program Files by default
T2.6 Install any shared files to the correct locations
T2.7 Support Add or Remove Programs properly
T2.8 Support “All Users” installations
T3.1 Default to the correct location for storing user-created data
T3.2 Classify and store application data correctly
T3.4 Support running as a Limited User

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About StarForce Technologies

StarForce Technologies (www.star-force.com) is a leading vendor of information protection, copy protection and code obfuscation solutions for software, electronic content and audio/video files. Since 2000, StarForce has been successfully developing and implementing its state-of-the-art security solutions, providing copyright and intellectual property protection worldwide. Two of these solutions were transformed into StarForce cloud services: sfcontent.com protects e-Documents against illegal copying and distribution and sfletter.com secures emails.

StarForce is a reliable and responsible Technological Partner for enterprises potentially incurring losses due to cyber-gangs, hackers, software piracy, unauthorized data access and information leaks. StarForce’s customers are Russian Railways, Corel, 1C, Mail.ru, Aeroflot, SUN InBev Russia, AMD Labs, ATC International, MediaHouse, Russobit M, New Disc, Buka, Snowball, 2Play, GFI, CENEGA, Akella, etc.

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