AxCrypt - Personal Privacy and Security with AES-128 File Encryption and Compression for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/7. Double-click to automatically decrypt and open documents. Store strong keys on removable USB-devices.
- Seamless integration with Windows Explorer.
- Double-click to decrypt, open and re-encrypt.
- No configuration required.
- Many languages supported.
- Extensive command-line interface for scripting and programming.
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I'm sorry, but there is no way I can recommend use of anything contained within an OpenCandy adware wrapper. I don't care what the publisher says, the OpenCandy adware connects to an outside server and exchanges data with it. What data? We have no way of knowing--OpenCandy is not an open-source program, so we can never really be sure. Even if the adware isn't evil, what if the OpenCandy servers are compromised? Could the attacker plant a harmful payload to be served to unsuspecting users? Combine this with the fact that installers run with elevated privileges and you have a disaster just waiting to happen. If the publisher gave us a choice, adware or non-adware, I might feel differently. Since they don't, there is no way I can recommend this package in its current state, nor will I allow it to run on systems over which I have control. Perhaps the best choice would be to fork it and offer a truly free version. Very sad. Update (2014-01-16): It seems AxCrypt package has not been updated in almost three years, which I find a little disconcerting.
Great project, and tool to give you full security. But last update was 1 year ago.... =(
See previous approving review. This is an outstanding and long-recommended security product which has recently introduced features with grave security concerns. The newer product install includes opencandy software which - despite the all personal assurances to the contrary - has the naked indicia of spyware including installing closed source software which provides : (1) internet contact with 3rd party site + (2) intrusive software which scans user machine and (apparently) reports condition to 3rd party. These new "features" intended to monetize the product may - with some additional inconvenience and privacy concern - supposedly be circumvented, but the problems and concerns to the unsophisticated are sufficient to undermine any recommendation by ME for use of the product. To the author (svante) - - great project otherwise, been long time fan. Sorry for the unflattering review concerning opencandy. There is no doubt that spying on the clueless can be monetized. Just ask the new fb billionaires. The question is not even whether there are methods of monetizing privacy where it is arguably legal to do so. Celebrities trade on their own privacy to great benefit! The question is rather, with all ways in the world to make money, what the heck is a privacy and freedom advocate like axantum doing trading in the personal privacy of its fans??? Just saying, please come back from the dark side, great jedi! That place is not for you.