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Cool File Encryption

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 06, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (40-use trial); $19.95 to buy
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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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User Reviews

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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


None; I didn't open it.


My protection software called it a trojan horse!


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


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


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.


Good if you can afford it

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Full Specifications

Publisher DreamFly Software
Publisher web site
Release Date July 06, 2005
Date Added July 06, 2005
Version 2.4
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 720.21KB
File Name coolfileencryption.exe
Total Downloads 2,287
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-use trial
Price $19.95

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