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AxCrypt - File Encryption for Windows / News: Recent posts

AxCrypt 1.7.2603 Beta

Since the last release this beta includes Russian language, increased safety with removeable media, bugfix for WebDrive use, Windows 200 is no longer supported and better support for running from IIS and other services. See change log and release notes for details. The 'Win32' installer is for 32-bit editions of Windows, and the 'x64' installer is for 64-bit editions. See http://www.axantum.com .

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2011-08-03

AxCrypt 1.7.2126

Finally - the first 1.7 release of AxCrypt is here after many months of beta testing. This version supersedes all previous versions. The major changes are full support for 64-bit Windows, more language translations, improved stability in the installer, full Unicode support as well as numerous bug fixes. See change log and release notes for details. The 'Win32' installer is for 32-bit editions of Windows, and the 'x64' installer is for 64-bit editions. See http://www.axantum.com .

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2010-04-20

AxCrypt Beta 1.7.2067

This beta supersedes all previous betas. It is a bug fix release that specifically addresses a crash-bug in 1.7.2029. See change log and release notes for details. The 'Win32' installer is for 32-bit editions of Windows, and the 'x64' installer is for 64-bit editions. See http://www.axantum.com .

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2010-03-28

AxCrypt Beta 1.7.1878.0

This beta supersedes all previous betas. It is a bug fix release. A security related fix is that it will now warn if attempting to launch an encrypted executable. Other fixes include correction of broken comment switches on the command line, use of non-standard key files and some other minor changes. See change log and release notes for details. The 'Win32' installer is for 32-bit editions of Windows, and the 'x64' installer is for 64-bit editions. See http://www.axantum.com .

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2009-12-06

AxCrypt Beta 1.7.1864.0

This beta superceeds all previous betas. It fixes a problem with the context menu in Windows XP and 2003 in 64-bit editions. It also corrects some minor issues. See changelog and release notes for details. The 'Win32' installer is for 32-bit editions of Windows, and the 'x64' installer is for 64-bit editions. See http://www.axantum.com .

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2009-11-18

AxCrypt Beta 1.7.1813.0

The 1.7release aims at supporting x64 and Windows 7 systems fully including context menu. The 1.7.1813 build now improves the installer in some upgrade scenarios, and fixes a major memory leak bug causing assertions when doing large numbers of operations (>10000 typically).

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2009-09-13

AxCrypt Beta 1.7.1796.0

This beta now supports 64-bit systems fully and natively, from Windows XP x64 to Windows 7 x64.
The most important functional change is the installer, which is now using the Windows Installer technology.
There are also some other minor fixes since 1.6.4.4.
Dowload link is found at http://www.axantum.com/ .

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2009-08-29

AxCrypt: Release 1.6.4.4

A bug-fix release, fixing some annoying platform-specific bugs on Windows 2000 and Vista. You are recommended to upgrade to this release if you're running AxCrypt on Windows 2000, 2003, XP or Vista. This release is from the same code base as 1.6b4.3. See the release notes etc for details.

Don't forget to check out http://www.axantum.com/ for all about AxCrypt and Xecrets.

Enjoy!

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-05-15

AxCrypt: Beta Release 1.6b4.3

Bugfixes. Multiple file operations on Windows 2000 failed. Encrypt to .EXE on folder with encrypted files failed. Error "No Interface" on Vista when trying to encrypt. http://www.axantum.com/ .

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-04-27

AxCrypt: Beta Release 1.6b4.2

AxCrypt - Personal Privacy and Security with AES-128 File Encryption and Compression for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista. Double-click to automatically decrypt and open documents. Store strong keys on removable USB-devices.

AxCrypt Beta Release 1.6b4.2 is available for download. This is a bug-fix beta addressing random crashes on XP and taskbar / explorer freezes on Vista.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-04-11

AxCrypt Release 1.6.4.1

Version 1.6.4.1 of AxCrypt is now released. This is a patch release, to fix an issue with the command line API in 1.6.4. The main release 1.6.4 major improvements include Vista installer compatibility, fixing of a bug in XP introduced by a security update and full Unicode support both internally and in file names etc. A number of more or less annoying minor bugs have also been fixed. See the change log for details. Enjoy!

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-03-17

AxCrypt Release 1.6.4

Version 1.6.4 of AxCrypt is now released. The major improvements include Vista installer compatibility, fixing of a bug in XP introduced by a security update and full Unicode support both internally and in file names etc. A number of more or less annoying minor bugs have also been fixed. See the change log for details. Enjoy!

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-03-07

AxCrypt Beta Release 1.6b3.3

A further update to fully support Unicode filenames. Now AxCrypt will properly handle all filenames, including those with non-latin script. This is a release candidate for 1.6.4.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-02-07

AxCrypt Beta Release 1.6b3.2

An update to AxCrypt correcting some bugs in XP menus, providing some more Vista UAC-awareness and also now full Unicode support for language texts.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-01-29

AxCrypt Beta Release 1.6b3.1

Beta Release 1.6b3.1 was released on 2008-01-8.

This release primarly addresses issues with errors accessing network folders in Windows XP SP2 with latest security updates, as well as some install, uninstall and running issues on Windows Vista.

It also includes a migration to Visual Studio 2005 and updated Zlib and Crypto++ libraries.

Please send feedback on this release to axcrypt@axantum.com so it can be stabilized as soon as possible.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-01-08

AxCrypt 1.6b3.1

A beta with fixes for issues in Windows XP with the latest Microsoft security updates and access of network folders, as well as some Windows Vista-related updates is in the making. It was scheduled to be released 2008-01-04, but is delayed due to last minute QA concerns.

It is currently in internal testing, but unfortunately testing under Windows Vista is extremely slow (as is everything in Vista). The release will be released as soon as no further critical issues are detected during testing.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2008-01-04

AxCrypt Release 1.6.3

Release 1.6.3 was released on 2006-06-16.

The major changes include a rewrite of the basic mechanism for reading and writing data, shifting away from memory mapped file I/O to regular I/O. Robustness before performance. Also, Danish is now supported.

Finally some minor changes and bugs are fixed of course.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2007-03-05

AxCrypt Release 1.6.2

Release 1.6.2 of AxCrypt is now released. This release is a bug-fix and minor feature release. Many small things have been fixed, although most work is still concentrated on the next version of AxCrypt which progresses, albeit slowly.

Check the home page http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net every now and then - I'll be releasing an alpha when it's ready, and will need *your* input before proceeding with the details of the new user interface.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2006-01-01

AxCrypt Release 1.6.1

After much work behind the scenes, here comes the next version of AxCrypt.

This is a maintenance release, fixing numerous bugs and annoyances as well as improving some functions.

There is no new functionality, but what is there generally works better.

If you already have AxCrypt installed, please do not uninstall the previous first, just install this version and let it do the upgrade.

We're still in mixed-mode regarding company names, so Axon Data (the old) and Axantum Software AB (the new) are both used.... read more

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2005-03-16

AxCrypt Release 1.6

Finally!

The next release of AxCrypt, sporting support and demonstration of some interesting new technologies. Static configuration information is moving into XML, and this and the executables are signed using strong elliptic curve digital signatures.

This means that AxCrypt is now self-verifying and resistant to all generic viruses, trojans and worms.

There's also support for a rather cool and very strong short license signature technology based on reduced elliptic curve digital signatures as a technology demonstration - quite irrelevant for the GPL code as such. A white paper included in the documentation download. This could possibly be the first cryptographically strong license scheme to be published as open source - if you know differently, please let me know! ... read more

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2004-11-27

AxCrypt Beta 1.5b4.5

I'm happy to announce a new beta of the next release of AxCrypt, sporting support and demonstration of some interesting new technologies. Static configuration information is moving into XML, and this and the executables are signed using strong elliptic curve digital signatures.

This means that AxCrypt is now self-verifying and resistant to all generic viruses, trojans and worms.

There's also support for a rather advanced and very strong short license signature technology based on reduced elliptic curve digital signatures to demonstrate it. A white paper is available on demand - it will be included in the documentation for the final release of course. This could possibly be the first strong license scheme to be published as open source - if you know differently, please tell me!... read more

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2004-10-05

AxCrypt Release 1.5.4.2

A minor release fixing a problem in the installer when updating, sometimes causing message texts not to be displayed.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2004-09-11

AxCrypt Release 1.5.4

A maintenance release which fixes various bugs and annoyances. The installer now handles more cases correctly during upgrades. The self-decrypting archives are now compatible with vintage NT4.

No fixes with security impact.

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2004-08-28

AxCrypt Release 1.5.3

Later than I expected as usual - but here is 1.5.3.

No bugs with security impact. A major fix is that NT 4 compatibility was partially broken a few releases back, this is now fixed. The most significant improvement to this release is the installer, which now supports upgrades, instead of just calling the previous versions uninstaller.

A few annoyances in the generation of self-decrypting archives, as well as in the actual decrypter were found and eliminated.... read more

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2004-06-28

AxCrypt Release 1.5.2

Release 1.5.2 is now ready! It fixes a few annoyances, and one bug with a slight risk of data loss (changes only - if you're editing an encrypted file, and the removable drive or network drive it resides on is removed you run the risk of loosing that sessions edits - not the entire file).

See the change log for details.

Apart from that it also implements the much asked-for feature of encrypt-to-copy.... read more

Posted by Svante Seleborg 2004-05-06