Encrypting and decrypting important files is a cinch thanks to this program's easy-to-navigate user interface. Users of all skill levels will appreciate its solid performance. However, you'll need to obtain a trial key to extend the trial period from a short 10 days to the standard 30.
Ashampoo Magical Security's user interface is extremely basic, but functional. A tree-menu on the left side of the window displays your files and folders for easy browsing. Command buttons at the top of the window offer different means of encrypting and decrypting files. You can encrypt files as self-decrypting EXE files, and choose to encrypt them to CD/DVDs. The program even manages to throw in a few files compression options. It doesn't offer drag-and-drop functionality, but using the tree-menu, we were able to quickly browse and find files. Encrypting the files does delete the original. You can decrypt the file from the user interface or by clicking in the encrypted file and entering your password. The Wipe feature permanently removed all traces of selected files.
Despite what the publisher's description says, the program comes with a 10-day trial, but a free trial key extends the life of the trial period to 30 days. A Help file is available, but with such well-designed user interface, you shouldn't need it. We highly recommend Ashampoo Magical Security to take care of your encryption needs.