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"Silver Bullets" / Source Document section statistics
« on: March 20, 2016, 07:08:06 PM »

"Silver Bullets" / Original Document section statistics
« on: March 20, 2016, 07:07:38 PM »

"Silver Bullets" / Comparison presets
« on: March 20, 2016, 07:06:55 PM »

"Silver Bullets" / How to save Originality Reports _correctly_
« on: March 20, 2016, 02:12:28 PM »
Please avoid saving Reports via "Browser Save as..." functionality.

This will result in creating a folder containing CSS, JS and images.
If you email this re-saved report to some other person or our support
some functionality will be lost.

The following will allow you to save Self-Contained 100% functional Originality Report -

1. You can copy any report from:
"c:\Users\[current_user_name]\Documents\Plagiarism Detector reports"
2. You can open Reports folder from Report Viewer.
3. Or:

To save\export Originality Report correctly please select the report to export and
use the buttons in Report Selector:

"Silver Bullets" / Remote Assistance via Chrome Remote Desktop addin
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:00:24 PM »
We will gladly assist you via Chrome Remote Desktop Assistance.

To use our help you need to:

1. Download and install latest version of Google Chrome.
2. Download and install Google Chrome Remote Desktop addin:

3. Follow the steps during the installation process and finally choose: "Share computer" option.
You will be prompted security code that you need to email\somehow send us.
4. Our expert logs in to your computer and tries to resolve your problem.

Versions - Release History / PDC core version 844 - new major update
« on: April 13, 2014, 10:44:43 PM »
Plagiarism Detector major update with core version 844:


01. Added failed resources number warning to reports.
02. Added "close" instead "goto tray" setting in application settings, allowing to shutdown on close.
03. Folder Check is a bit faster now.
04. Added column-sorting feature in Report Selector per client's request.
05. Portable Plagiarism Detector now has its own Originality Report storage on the same USB Flash drive.
06. Revised Proxy connection testing.


01. PDAS subscription capacity problem
02. DOCX loading if lockced by open Word application does not extract text.
03. Default Parser for Docx - changed to tackle Wiki-to-MS-word copy-paste problem.
04. Made Reports Selector load reports much faster.
05. Portable activation fixed.
06. Fixed "check stop" at PDAS if at least one document fails.
07. Tray icon dispersals correctly at shutdown.
08. Multiple fixes for Report Loader.
09. Second instance launch fixed.
10. Corrected Report Graph at program resize\minimize.
11. Correct check time for each document.
12. Fixed "Splash-creen On-Top problem" preventing from correct Proxy configuration.
Plagiarism Detector gas moved to Mantis Bug-tracking system, that boosted bug-resolution and
general development.
We are highly looking towards your feedback!

Dear Sir,

I have contacted our RnD and they promptly responded with a little update.

Please install and try out the following:
(this will be soon released as an update)

Core version is 839.

This must work without a pre-start freeze.
"Local check" contained a bug (some debug source code) that resulted in a freeze before the
actual check started. In this update this code is completely removed, thus making this stage must faster.

The bug itself was an accumulative one - more files, more freeze. The less performing machine - the more freeze time.
The less RAM - the more freeze time.

We have tested in against 11000 sources vs 1 single file case,
with resulting check ETA = 14 minutes. On a relatively powerful desktop with HDD Drive.
Looking forward to your feedback!

Several point covered that you may find useful:

1. "I am trying to compare a document against a rather large directory of other word documents." - we strongly advise to try out our product PDAS ( It was developed to resolve your particular task - comparison to large amount of documents in minimal time.

The difference between two methods is the following:

- "Folder Check" in PDC alway takes linear time e.g.:

  • 1000 documents :: 10 minutes
  • 2000 documents :: 20 minutes
  • 3000 documents :: 30 minutes

- PDAS (Plagiarism Detector Accumulator Server) check will be around minimal, fixed time irrespective the number of documents in the Database e.g.:

  • 1000 documents :: 10 seconds
  • 2000 documents :: 10,2 seconds
  • 3000 documents :: 10,4 seconds

02. "The system locks up every time" - could you specify the exact moment this happens?
I've already sent your complaint to our RnD dpt so that will look into this.

03. "I need to know what the directory size limits are?"
At the moment there exists no limits. PDC recursively locates all the files within the target folder and starts comparison in "one-by-one" manner
aggregating the results. Putting it shortly PDC will check ALL found files.

04. "How many documents can this system compare a document against?" As many as you need. The time will grow in a linear manner though. Using PDAS is strongly advised.
Feel free to as any additional questions!

Our pricing varies greatly.

For individual usage we have fixed pricing for each product:

Plagiarism Detector:
Plagiarism Detector Accumulator Server:

Institutional licenses start from 500 (subject to change, we decide for each client separately) usd and up to 15000 (subject to change, we decide for each client separately) usd.
We form quotes for each quote request individually.

What is the difference?

- You can purchase an individual license for your personal needs.
- If you use our products in your organization or for business purposes - you need to apply for an institutional license.

- What happens if you purchase Individual license and use it in business scope?
- Our products report statistics per each user. We may cancel your license if we detect the violation of your policies.

Why so different?

- Our products are heavily used in institutions that generate profit, laterally - our products are involved.
- Our products are used by multiple users.
- We do provide quality support.
- These are mostly single-time purchase licenses, in most cases they are cheaper than subscription based ones if you consider longer periods of time.

Lastly - our prices are competitive. They are not big, really.

Yes, we support PO (Purchase Order)!

1. Contact us to get a quote and a BuyNow link.
2. Enter your BuyNow link to your Browser.

You will be navigated to our Payment Gateway - Plimus (Bluesnap).

3. Select PO (Purchase Order) in the drop-down menu:

4. Enter all the required details in to the fields above.
5. Enter the PO id (it will be provided in our email):

6. Click "Next" and the Invoice will be automatically generated for you:

7. Steps required by our payment gateway (updated 06.11.2013):

Exactly taken from:

A) Fax Plimus (Bluesnap) your completed purchase order and our Proforma Invoice (Print and Fax it).
B) Plimus enters your purchase order into their system, where it awaits our approval.
C) Once the purchase order is approved, the order is processed. The product will be delivered after payment has been received.
D) You will receive an invoice from Plimus with instructions on how to send payment.

8. As soon as we receive the PO confirmation by our payment gateway - we mail you the licenses and the activation instructions.
Feel free to ask any additional questions!

"Silver Bullets" / Plagiarism Detector banner v. 2.0
« on: November 05, 2013, 03:37:26 PM »
Banner Design and code v. 2.0, per client request:

<a href=""><img style="outline:0" src=""></a>

"Silver Bullets" / Protected by "Plagiarism Detector" logo on your website.
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:32:32 AM »
For many reasons you may want to tell your visitors that the content of your site is monitored by Plagiarism Detector.

You can easily do this by inserting this HTML code to your web-site page:

<a href=""><img style="outline:0" src=""></a>

This will show a small banner (150x50 pixels, png) that indicates that you are using Plagiarism Detector to validate your site pages:

If you need any banner design adjustments\changes (size, color etc.) - feel free to contact us - we will promptly prepare a better variant for your needs!

"Silver Bullets" / RDP session and Plagiarism Detector
« on: October 31, 2013, 07:05:11 PM »
RDP session is supported only in Plagiarism Detector Pro.

But you need to manually configure PD to work correctly during RDP logoff.

You need manually make changes to main_config.xml file located typically:

"C:\Users\[user_name]\AppData\Roaming\Plagiarism Detector\main_config.xml"

You need to set: b_IgnoreSessionChange parameter to TRUE.
Otherwise Plagiarism Detector will terminate on RDP session disconnect.

[coming soon]

"Silver Bullets" / Avoiding "Resource Processing Timeouts" error.
« on: October 10, 2013, 01:57:51 AM »
Plagiarism Detector has a default timeout of 30 seconds for a single resource processing.

A failure may occur if it does not have enough time to process a resource.

Resource processing includes:

1. Download resource.
2. Extract plain text.
3. Compare it with the checked document.

1 and 3 stages are time consuming.

This error may be caused by:

1. Slow Internet connection (low bandwidth).
2. Resource overload.
3. Resource is big (large amounts of text).

If Plagiarism Detector fails to process a resource in the alloted time period it will increment special counter in the main window:

And a special warning will be displayed if more than 10 resources timeouted:

To resolve this problem you can try to do the following:

1. Make sure no other application is using your bandwidth, and if so - unload it (torrent clients, on-line films\music, games etc.).
2. Increase Resource Processing timeout in Plagiarism Detector: Settings->Core Config->"Single Resource Processing Timeout" in seconds.
3. Decrease the number of simultaneously used workers for Resource Processing: Settings->Core Config->"REP Threads". Set it to 1 thread.
4. Investigate the exact status of the resource in Web Browser.
5. If none of the above helps - contact us!

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