Overview

AxCrypt - Personal Privacy and Security with AES-256 File Encryption and Compression for Windows. Double-click to automatically decrypt and open documents.

Features

  • Seamless integration with Windows Explorer.
  • Double-click to decrypt, open and re-encrypt.
  • No configuration required.
  • Many languages supported.

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Highest Rated

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For those of you who want to remove OpenCandy: Extract the Axcrypt Installer with OpenCandy Offer using 7-Zip. Open the folder and delete $PLUGINSDIR. This should remove the OpenCandy junk from the installer.

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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.

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I once messaged the creator of AxCrypt and he was delighted that I compared it to PGP! Sad, really! This is just another example of how once trustworthy, simple programs turn into questionable installations and lose their value! If it was not broken, it should never have been mended! Also, the EyeCandy involvement has forced our favouring of the side of caution, all over the world! I used to use nothing but AxCrypt, but I am in the process of switching all old .axx files into another encrypted format. Goodbye, AxCrypt...I will readily mourn your passing...from the best of the best, to the most suspicious! A tragedy!

Posted 05/15/2017
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