|There is or was a program that will encrypt a batch file. Making it impossible to read.|
Ohhhh, I think it was call "Dream" It was used to make books on floppy disk using pictures ,text and batch files......dos based but works on xp.
Years ago people wanted to know how to delete a batch file once run....to avoid detection. The bats contained puter killing code.
Funny part is...How does one test it out?
In your case I would get a program to convert the bat to a com file or Encrypt it.