Security an issue with LockPhix

Spend your time testing other programs, and skip this one that has some gaps in its security measures.

If an encryption program does its job, you're left with a feeling that your private information is safe and secure. After putting LockPhix to the test, we were left feeling apprehensive about our PC's security.

At first glance, the user interface seemed simple and to the point, a definite plus in our book. But it turned out that with LockPhix, looks are deceiving and we had problems from the get-go. First, the program's limited browsing capabilities prevented us from finding the file we wanted to encrypt. Also, the password manager's empty fields aren't immediately intuitive, and we had to use the Help feature to figure out what to do. To top it all off, when we tried the screen lock feature, it immediately blacked-out our screen, but when we tried to enter our password to unlock it, it refused it. We accidentally discovered that double-clicking on the screen unlocked it, which wasn't exactly great security. We also didn't like that the program didn't offer the option of masking our password entries.

Instead of feeling protected, we were left feeling vulnerable after using LockPhix. Instead of spending 30-days with this program, we recommend that you use that time to look for a more secure encryption tool. After uninstalling it, it left an empty file in our program files that had to be manually deleted.

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