File size has increased dramatically - is this normal?

I am trialling your product for a VBA/Excel project for release to our customers, written in Excel 2013. The original file size is 770Kb. The EXE is 6.2Mb. Is this normal/okay?


Yes, the size of the .EXE file is expected because XLS Padlock produces stand-alone EXE files that must work with
different Excel and Windows versions. They also use full Unicode support, VBA interpreter and this has a “price”
(large size).

Finally, EXE files have got anti-piracy protection which contributes to the size too!

If you don’t use our advanced protection features, you can disable formula protection and you’ll get a smaller EXE file:

Thanks for the prompt reply - that’s very helpful.