@karistouf: from our perspective the -shutup command line option is quite sufficient to secure a vvvv-system (which itself consists out of millions of dlls, control panels, trojans, drivers, services and registry settings) from accidental corruption. so securing the system should take place at the windows level (remove keyboards etc., only use external controllers to run the system etc.)
anybody with basic msdos knowledge is able to circumvent it, but only a very small percentage of accidental users know how to edit batch files these days.
@cat: write-protecting files in the windows explorer is already quite workable, but note that vvvv will not provide any error messages when failing to overwrite writeprotecting files.
@m9dfukc: yes, sounds like a plausible way to go. legally this will indeed violate the vvvv-license. we need to discuss this. the main concern here is that people using that exe need to understand and agree to vvvv´s licensing terms.
tonfilm is discussing an advanced feature for hard encryption of patches, which is indeed included in the next beta, but is only allowed to use in combination with a player license at this time.