Advanced File Security

Advanced File Security

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    37,304
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 21, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $34.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Advanced File Security Basic is an easy-to-use program that lets users encrypt files and folders using the Advanced Encryption Standard. It's not the most elegant thing we've ever seen, but it does make the encryption process simple enough for anyone to navigate.

The program's interface is a little strange, with buttons down the side representing its major functions and a menu bar across that duplicates much of the same stuff. The bulk of the interface is actually an ad for the Pro version of the software. It's not hard to figure out what to do--the buttons are fairly representative and have mouse-over tool tips--but a lot of space is wasted in the interface. The built-in Help file is adequate but a bit sparse. Actually using the program is quite simple: users select the file or files they want to encrypt, choose a password, and the program does the rest. Users can optionally e-mail the files after encryption, shut down the PC after encryption, or run the encryption as a background task. We liked that the program showed us the bits in the password key length, ensuring that we chose a password of an appropriate length. Once encrypted, files can easily be decrypted by opening them within the program and entering the password. Overall, we found the software very easy to use, and we think it's a good choice for users who need a basic encryption program.

Advanced File Security Basic is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend it to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great program"

December 16, 2010  |  By ctommyf

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.7

Pros

Simple to use, does a good job
I don't need a compicated program to hide my privete files.
This one does a great job.

Cons

None that I am aware of

Summary

I recomend this program to anyone that wants to encript their files.

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1 stars

"WARNING will encrypt but will not decryp"

July 27, 2010  |  By elvis71056

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.7

Pros

NONE CUSTOMER SUPPORT NON EXISTANT

Cons

The software encrypted and decrypted my files several time and then just QUIT decrypting them. I tried to contact support but THEY WILL NOT RESPOND..password confirmation area gets "Grayed out" and you can not enter the password

Summary

UNLESS you want your files to be un usable DO NOT TRY THIS SOFTWARE!!!!

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5 stars

"Great Software!!"

May 25, 2010  |  By gallinule

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.7

Pros

Does exactly what it is supposed to do, and it is very easy to use. It is as good as any program that you have to buy.

Cons

There is nothing negative about the program. It might not contain some of the "bells and whistles" of some other programs, but it works great!!

Summary

I would definitely recommend this program to anyone that simply wants an encryption program that works and is easy to use!

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5 stars

"Excellent Program"

May 21, 2010  |  By richardketcham

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.7

Pros

Quick and easy to use.

Cons

No cons that I am aware of.

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

March 16, 2010  |  By rablawrie

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.7

Pros

Does what it's supposed to.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"The best encryption software I've ever worked with."

February 02, 2010  |  By maxim500

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.5

Pros

It's very useful and quite easy to serve. As far as I'm concerned, this is definetely the best encryption software I have ever used. Yo should really try it, you'll gonna be pretty satisfied.

Cons

Perhaps, the design could be somehow more innovative, but naturally, that's just my personal impression and it doesn't really have negative influence on my positive attitude concerning this program.

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5 stars

"its a nice one looks crapy but it does the job"

March 07, 2009  |  By 88radio88

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.4

Pros

safe good blah blah blah

Cons

u r ****** up if u forguet da password ******

Summary

i like this ****

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4 stars

"Pretty Good"

October 20, 2008  |  By yourself117

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.3

Pros

Really easy to use. Encrypts any type of files any size.

Cons

Can't encrypt the folder. every file in folder is individually encrypted

Summary

its a good program just wish it could encrypt the folder rather than each individual files. time consuming if you want to decrypt lots of files quickly

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5 stars

"Fantastic and handy freeware"

September 15, 2008  |  By BrightPhoenix

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.2

Pros

Lightweight.
Fast encryption.
No installation needed.

Cons

Just available in german and english language.

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5 stars

"Great, Easy-to-Use Encryption Software"

September 02, 2008  |  By desastermaster

 |  Version: Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.2

Pros

Easy user interface and fast program,very useful for encrypting usb-sticks/removable drives

Cons

Not much actually, it would be great if it would run also on Linux hosted systems

Summary

I would say it's a small, pretty handy (full explorer context menu integration) and really great encryption tool, where are not much things more to wish for. It's perfect for encrypting files on my mobile usb drive securely or to send mail attachments where I can ensure that no unauthorized person can read it. For local encryption it's anyway essential, especially for Notebooks. Also it proved very stable and reliable in the past, which is probably the most important criterion for security related tools.

Wants-to-have/Wishes:
1. Linux compatibility, now it's only possible to decrypt there via windows emulation software (virtualization).
2. Maybe a more cool and modern design would be nice as well but it's not that important of course


And it's even free! Excellent work, keep it going on!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.5
Version 4.0.5 contains minor improvements and bugfixes.
General
Publisher Osborn Software
Publisher web site http://www.osborn-software.net
Release Date December 03, 2012
Date Added December 21, 2012
Version 4.0.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5MB
File Name AFS4_Setup_eng.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 37,304
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $34.95

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