Cool File Encryption

Cool File Encryption


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.4
File Size:
720.21KB
Date Added:
July 06, 2005
Price:
Free to try (40-use trial); $19.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
2,278
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

Although this encryption utility proved reliable in our tests, its rather small feature set keeps it from really thrilling us. For the most part, Cool File Encryption's interface is a snap to operate. The one exception comes when you try to decrypt a protected file. In that case, the program forces you to browse your PC and add the document you want to decrypt; we would prefer the app simply prompt you for the password when you click the encrypted file. Though the program demonstrated speedy performance when locking down a 1GB file, we wish it supported more encryption algorithms beyond AES. It's also important to note Cool File Encryption can't create self-decrypting executables, so if you're looking to easily share protected files with colleagues, you'll probably want another program. Still, users seeking a simple encryption tool without bells and whistles might find this program a suitable choice.

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  • All Versions:

    2.0

    out of 2 votes

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    • 3 star: 1
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    • 1 star: 1
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    2.0

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  • 1 stars

    "My protection software called it a trojan horse!"

    July 08, 2011   |   By shoes6

    Version: Cool File Encryption 2.4

    Pros

    None; I didn't open it.

    Cons

    My protection software called it a trojan horse!

    Summary

    Either (1) this is a Trojan horse, and CNET needs to be more careful, or
    (2) AVG (virus protection software) needs to know the difference.

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  • 3 stars

    "It works well..."

    February 23, 2011   |   By winguard7

    Version: Cool File Encryption 2.4

    Pros

    It is fast and seems reliable. I like this better than TrueCrypt,

    Cons

    It is expensive. For this reason I did another search and found some free encryption software and found WinGuard Pro which offers file encryption for free and also a host of other features.

    Summary

    Good if you can afford it

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