The key to the crypt

Encrypt files with passwords and key-files with this powerful program.

Chances are, there's something on your computer that you don't want other people to see, whether it's financial information, client files, trade secrets, or evidence of your erotic photography hobby. AxCrypt makes it easy to encrypt all types of files, ensuring that your sensitive data is safe from prying eyes.

The program integrates easily into Windows, appearing as an item in any file's context menu. Users simply right-click on the item they want to encrypt, select AxCrypt from the menu, and choose Encrypt. The program lets users select a password for the file and optionally create a key-file. As its name would suggest, the key-file is designed to function as a key that can unlock encrypted files. It's meant to be kept on a removable storage device, such as a USB drive, so that it can only be used when the file's owner inserts the removable device into the computer with the encrypted file. In addition to encrypting the original file, the program also lets users encrypt a copy, encrypt a copy to .EXE, and shred and delete files. The program has a Help file in the form of an online PDF, and it's quite thorough and contains plenty of screenshots. Overall, we found that AxCrypt is both powerful and easy to use, and we think that it's a great way to keep files secure for users of all experience levels.

AxCrypt installs politely and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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