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StarForce Disc

StarForce Disc

Professional security solution to protect software on optical media against illegal distribution and use, commercial replication and private copying, analysis and reverse engineering.

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StarForce Disc is recommended for protection of multimedia software, computer games, educational and entertainment software planned for distribution on optical media.

StarForce Disc provides protection against the following threats

Copy protection Protection against piracy Protection against decomlipation
commercial replication
and private copying
illegal software distribution analysis and reverse engineering

StarForce protection types

CD/DVD Protection

CD/DVD Protection best suited for software distributed in large batches on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs. Protected application requires a disc key (usually printed on a disc) for the first running. When a user starts a protected product, StarForce protection system checks the compliance of the inserted disk key to the physical parameters of the license disc. A customer can choose any plant where batches of protected discs will be produced.

CD/DVD Keyless Protection

CD/DVD Keyless Protection is best suited for software distributed in large batches on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs. The main difference from StarForce Disc CD/DVD is that there is no need to enter a disk key. You just start an protected application by inserting a disc into the PC's drive. Authentication validation is performed automatically. It's very easy for an end-user. In this case only plants certified by StarForce can produce protected discs (certification procedure can be carried out specifically for a plant chosen by client).

CD-R/DVD-R Protection

CD-R/DVD-R Protection is best suited for software distributed in small batches on CD-R/DVD-R discs. In this case you can use special CD-R/DVD-R discs designed by StarForce. Such discs do not require any key, and authentication validation occurs automatically at the first start of a protected application. It is an ideal choice for short runs that can be burned at home or at the office.

How StarForce Disc works

In addition, an executable application code is encrypted and data files are hidden to prevent unwanted analysis and reverse engineering of work algorithm.

Customers can choose one of two options while they configure the binding options.

Constant disс check

Protected application can be run only with original disc in the drive.

Periodic disc check

The end user can work with application without original disc in the drive after first successful check. In this case, usage time is determined by a customer. After a specified period of time, protection system will ask user to insert an original disc again. However, application remains in protected mode with the binding to end user’s computer parameters without original disc inserted in the drive.

StarForce Disc allows you to install and configure protection via the Internet directly from your workplace with StarForce Protection Studio (supplied for free).

protection against copying High degree of protection against copying, cracking and illegal distribution of software confirmed by the world's leading software publishers: StarForce Disc is holding the unofficial world record for the duration of hacking an AAA class video game. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory from Ubisoft was kept from hacking up to 422 days.
protection for downloadable demo and beta versions Ability to protect downloadable demo and beta versions, patches and updates with disc binding.
Replication on a plant or burning at home Disc can be replicated on a plant or burned at home without using any additional equipment.
Protection via the Internet Protection is carried out via the Internet that provides mobility and simple protection procedure.
Certified partner plants Certified partner plants worldwide.
Backup a protected application Ability to backup a protected application.
Multilanguage user interface Multilanguage user interface with support for 17 languages.
periodic licence disc check Ability to configure the periodic licence disc check.
updates and new features StarForce Technologies constantly issues updates and adds new features for StarForce Disc.

Software for PC distributed on optical media every day is under attack by unfair users who do not want observe the rules of publisher's software distribution and create pirate copies. It is recommended to use StarForce Disc that protects software distributed on optical media from hacking, copying, illegal use and emulation.

Protection of educational software

Currently, the popularity of e-learning is growing. Developers of training programs are looking for ways to keep their products from leaking into the Internet. StarForce Disc provides such protection.

StarForce projects

The Information and Methodical Center "Arsenal of Education

The Information and Methodical Center "Arsenal of Education" publishes e-learning courses in the form of applications designed to improve the skills of educators, as well as provide additional education for adults and schoolchildren.

The company chose StarForce Disc to protect software distributed to all schools in Russia. This solution protects educational materials against illegal copying, prevents data leak and illegal distribution.

Transas Group

Transas Group is a global leader in marine navigation systems and professional training devices for commercial fleet.

Transas Group has selected StarForce to ensure protection against hacking and piracy of software. StarForce solution allows to protect the unique developments against hacking and reverse engineering by third parties.


Sphaera is developing the interactive courses for learning to drive a car.

StarForce Disc protects the training documents of theoretical examination of State Traffic Safety Inspectorate in Russia.

Protection of corporate information and reference software

Information and reference software often has an extrinsic value among other software. These applications include a detailed and extensive information which ensures maximum comfort for users while working with software. It allows anyone to get desired and the most complete information in a split second.

StarForce projects


Rostelecom uses StarForce solutions to protect electronic telephone directories against copying and improper use. This product was used for the implementation of the Personal Information Protection Act.


AutoDealer is cooperating with StarForce more than five years. The parts catalogue system is the one of the projects protected with StarForce Disc. It is a digital database with information about motor vehicle construction and layouts from major components and units to spares with numbers, names and pictures.

The official testimonial: https://www.star-force.com/about/testimonials/index.php?testimonials=2174

The 1C Company protects software distributed on discs within information technology support for 1C:Enterprise users.
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Protection of games

StarForce Disc is widely used by many developers and publishers of computer games.

StarForce projects


WillPlus designs and sells games for the internal market in Japan. Games are distributed on discs and protected with StarForce copy protection system. It allows to protect software from illegal distribution and piracy, and save the company's profit.

Protection via StarForce Cloud

1 Download and install StarForce Protection Studio (supplied for free)
2 Using StarForce Protection Studio, select the executable files and software functions that will be protected against analysis and reverse engineering
3 Select the data files that will be protected
4 Set the parameters of protection and binding
5 Protect the files
6 Create the disc image from the protected files
7 Protect the disc image
8 Burn the disc
9 Test the disc
10 Create the master disc for replication
11 Make the copies of the protected product
12 Start distribution

If you use protection for CD-R/DVD-R discs, you can protect your applications and burn it on optical media any time you like.

Protection by StarForce specialists

StarForce offers the following chargeable services

Protection is performed by StarForce employees and may include:

Protection with functions selection
Protection without functions selection
Protection with functions to be selected by the customer

Analysis of the protection performed by the customer.

Supported technologies

StarForce Disc supports the protection of the following file formats

applications compiled in a PE-file containing executable machine code (native code) for processors x8632 and x8664. These files usually have exe or dll extension
applications compiled into an .NET executable file (managed code). These files also usually have exe or dll extension
immutable data files of any format. During protection StarForce ProActive encrypts the content of data files and hides the files in containers

Please contact us if you need a consultation from our specialist.

Basic protection options

Disc protection against copying and emulation Function protection
Extra protection with hidden classes Protection of unlimited number of files
Data file protection Beta version and promotional copy protection
Patch and add-on protection Functional restriction based on parameters of a disc key
GUI customization Time limit use of the application on several parameters
StarForce SDK included Periodic disс check

Additional protection options

Protection implementation by StarForce engineers Installation disc backup
Time Limited Hack Proof Warranty

Binding options

Application run time control can be limited by following parameters

Supported operating systems

By expiration date By total run time
By number of application runs
Windows Vista 32/64-bit Windows 7 32/64-bit
Windows 8 32/64-bit Windows 10 32/64-bit
Windows Server 32/64-bit

Supported optical storage media

StarForce CD-Recordable (680 MB capability) StarForce DVD-Recordable (4490 MB capability)
CD-ROM (700 MB capability) DVD-ROM-5 (4,7 GB capability) и DVD-ROM-9 (8,5 GB capability)

StarForce Disc system requirements

Internet connection (broadband recommended) CD-RW/DVD-RW drive
Optical disc burning software

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