Computer users may not be hitting any piñatas or streamers to celebrate security software publisher PKWare's 20th birthday, but the software-publisher is hoping that a free full-version giveaway of its security program SecureZip for Windows will make users grin all the same.
Best known by CNET Download.com users for the original ZIP-file compression app PKZip, PKWare specializes in enterprise software. It is offering the full version of its SecureZIP program to individuals for free to introduce its products to a large number of new users. The software ordinarily costs $99.95.
SecureZip for Windows 11 syncs seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook, encrypting messages and sensitive data stored on the hard drive. The utility also archives files and extracts them to save on e-mail and disk space. Management features let you tweak encryption and security details.
You'll need to register with a valid e-mail address in order to receive a e-mail message from PKZip with download instructions for the free license, but the whole process takes less than 5 minutes on a fast connection. You can register online at the SecureZip Web site.
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