CNET Editors' review
File encryption is the way to go to prevent prying eyes from viewing important documents, but no one wants to mess with a lengthy encryption process. Cryptainer LE Free offers users a quick and easy way to securely encrypt their private data.
The program introduces two separate windows to your desktop at startup. The larger of the two windows walks you through the setup process for creating an encrypted volume. First, you have to browse for and select the location for the volume. Next, the program asks you to enter a label for the container, the volume size (up to 25MB), and a password. Finally, you have to select from two different encryption algorithms (Blowfish448 and AES256). We quickly went through each step to create our encrypted container, which appeared on our desktop. Upon creation, the smaller window expanded to include our encrypted volume. It was there that we were able to drag and drop files for immediate encryption. We were also given the options to view our encrypted files in Windows Explorer, load and unload the files, and encrypt the files to send by email. Each time we tried to access Cryptainer, it successfully prompted us for our password. Creating and sending encrypted files by e-mail was as simple as selecting the file and applying a password. The program gives you the option of creating an encrypted self-extractor so that your recipient can decrypt the file without having to install Cryptainer. The program includes a very lengthy Help file as well as startup tips, so you're covered.
Cryptainer LE Free installs a desktop icon without asking, but cleanly uninstalls. We recommend this program to all users.
Cryptainer LE totally free 448 bit disk encryption software. Simple, easy to use encryption application that creates encrypted "vaults". One can store any kind of data in them. Cryptainer LE allows you to encrypt any file or folder on any Windows PC. Protects all types of Media and any type of data. Password protect any file or folder with strong Encryption. It allows you to protect data on USB Drives, Mobile Devices, Flash Disks, Pen Drives, CDs and HDDs. Cryptainer LE ensures complete security for your data making sure that only you and nobody else can access your data. Cryptainer LE creates an encrypted volume that can be accessed only with a password. Once mounted, the volume behaves as a standard windows drive. The files can be read, viewed, modified, as well as moved from one place to another. Hides any type of data on any media. Any kind of file - from word and excel documents to movies and pictures, can be encrypted. You can also send secure email attachments
What's new in this version: Version 10.0 includes multi tab interface which allows to have several volumes open at the same time within a single window, supports multiple 100 MB volumes and multiple Tera byte volumes.
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All versions:3.5 stars
out of 11 votes
Current version:2.0 stars
out of 2 votes
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"Works but not stand-alone"
Version: Cryptainer LE Free Encryption Software 10.0
> Can create USB vaults
> Easy to use
> USB vault can't be accessed on other PCs unless CryptainerLE is installed on each one.
Downloaded from Cypherix website & no malware was encountered.
"Full of Malware!!!!!!"
Version: Cryptainer LE Free Encryption Software 10.0
Not a single one!
Scam And full of viruses and malware.
I followed the CNET links and downloaded this product. It downloaded a basket full of malware, viruses, and trojans. It immediately took over my Firefox browser and caused my computer to crash. It took several days to finally get the last detectable infection out and I am not sure that I got it all. STAY AWAY FROM IT!