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Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE

CNET Editors' review

Not that much different from your current ZIP extractor, this clever application converts encrypted ZIP files into self-extracting files. Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE's simply-designed interface offers the generic Windows appeal, though it is comprehensible for beginners. Upon selection of the compressed file, the program quickly converts the file into a self-extracting executable file and immediately applies your selected encryption algorithm. You can choose from 128-, 192-, and 256-bit AES-based encryption algorithms for stronger protection and include passwords to unlock them. Simply double-click the executable and insert your password if you opted to use one, and a file is instantly created in the destination spot of your choice.

Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE doesn't offer much more than the standard extractor, although we like that you can e-mail your EXEs to colleagues. For those looking for an easy way of managing ZIP files and private information, this free program will do the job.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not Buy"

    October 12, 2010  |   By mdmatney

    Version: Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE 1.0

    Pros

    Nothing is a pro

    Cons

    See comments in the summary

    Summary

    Spent over a year trying to get Chilkat software on the telephone. They refuse to answer the telephone. I left probably 5 voice mails within a 1 month time-frame. I sent several e-mails. They never responded to a single voice mail and never responded to a single e-mail. Finally after 1 year of trying, I was able to get Matt Fausey on the telephone, and my question to him was why we had a hard time getting any response and is this what we can expect from technical support.

    Matt was rude and responded that they do not answer telephones where caller ID's are blocked. Which my home phone number caller ID is indeed blocked as I don?t feel people need to know my home phone number. Evidently I was able to get through this time because we called on our business line which does not block caller ID information.

    Even if they do not answer calls where caller ID is blocked that doesnt' excuse why they have not returned a single phone call.

    I highly discourage anyone from doing business with a company that lacks in customer service. The moment you need their assistance, they will not be there. In My opinion Chilkatsoft is one such company that does not deserve our companies business, which is a shame on his part as he stood to gain not only a large amount of money, but our recommendations on Linked In, Facebook, Twitter as well as many other place. Now we will be informing the general public about our experience with Matt Fausey and Chilkat Software chilkatsoft) in hopes of ensuring others are well informed before they decide to do business with this person or his company.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Chilkat support is HORRIBLE"

    December 22, 2009  |   By jtdayusa

    Version: Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE 1.0

    Pros

    Easy to deploy, but that is where the fun stops.

    Cons

    Software is buggy beyond belief. Support staff refuses to believe that bugs exist and offers no help (even though you supposedly have a year of support included).

    Summary

    Not a reliable product or company. Product works moderately in the test lab but fares POORLY out in the real world.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice"

    April 12, 2008  |   By Iliusha

    Version: Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE 1.0

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and easy to use"

    March 8, 2007  |   By VivamexLimited

    Version: Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE 1.0

    Pros

    Very easy to use. Very fast.

    I'm pretty sure the secure mail I have to send will be safer than open text or an insecure office or winzip protected file (cracks are everywhere on the net).

    Just chose my own password and sent the file. No visible messing with keys, or tokens.

    Nothing for user at other end to have preinstalled on own machine. They just run the exe.

    Cons

    Doesn't do the whole thing. You create the zip yourself with another tool (Winzip for most people) and then the EXE from that. It won't direct zip and exe from a doc for instance.

    I'll have to take their word for it on the encryption as I've no earthly way of checking it. Still - why wouldn't it be right. The required libraries are out there in software development languages and this an entirely good thing to do with them.

    Mmmm. Just realised one bad thing. You just know the incoming EXE is going to get execution blocked on receipt by the receiving mail program and possibly even stripped out if your recipient is in a corporate!

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