KeePass Password Safe

KeePass Password Safe

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 42 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.22
  • Total Downloads:
    18,942
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 20, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Here's the thing about passwords: If you can remember them, they're too weak. If you copy them or write them down, you compromise security (plus you'll lose that piece of paper; trust us on this one). Password managers can help you keep your PC secure by making it easy to use strong passwords without committing them to memory or paper. KeePass Password Safe stores passwords in encrypted database files that can only be unlocked by a master password or key file, or both. It's open-source freeware that runs in Windows versions from 98 to 7.

KeePass Password Safe's main interface is a fairly simple, compact dialog with a left-hand list view and a main window displaying Title, User Name, Password, URL, and Notes. We clicked File/New and named and saved a database file in which to store our passwords, which automatically opened the Create Composite Master Key wizard, in which we twice entered our Master password and Key file or provider. Next we were able to configure the settings for our password database on a tabbed properties dialog, including Compression settings, Security levels, and Templates. When we'd finished, our master password showed up in the left-hand panel under General with subheadings of Windows, Network, Internet, eMail, and Homebanking for which we could add and manage Groups of passwords. The next step is to add Entries, which are actual stored passwords, via a tabbed wizard that has many more options than most users will require, such as string fields, file attachments, and even two-channel auto-type obfuscation (look it up). There are several ways to use Entries: you can copy to the Clipboard, drag-and-drop, or open URLs directly from the interface. Saving our database completed the basic setup, though KeePass Password Safe also offers advanced features like TAN entries, command-line options, and plug-ins.

As with any password manager, you'll need to break bad old habits to make it work. Once it's up and running, KeePass Password Safe can help you with that. While it makes it easy to generate strong passwords and save them securely, it's not a set-and-forget tool; it requires some attention, just like your passwords.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Convenient and easy to use"

April 27, 2012  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: KeePass Password Safe 1.22

Pros

Nice GUI. Good secure encryption of DB. Easy to add new passwords and categories.

Cons

None at this time.

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5 stars

"Best free password manager"

April 27, 2012  |  By Savicava

 |  Version: KeePass Password Safe 1.22

Pros

- Option to generate new password

- Shortcuts to password protected content

- Password groups

Cons

None that I found in my basic use

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2 stars

"Comes with SPYWare"

April 26, 2012  |  By theverymoon

 |  Version: KeePass Password Safe 1.22

Pros

I don't know I haven't used it yet.

Cons

I just installed this using the CNET installer program and it also installed a program named Webroot Secure or something similar on my computer. It started scanning for viruses and my actual AV picked it up as a threat and put it in Quarantine. ***? I downloaded this from here so I wouldn't have to deal with this.

Summary

Get the spyware out of the installer. When I download something I want that program only.

Updated on Apr 26, 2012

I am so pissed right now at this. It installed "Webroot SecureAnywhere" I uninstalled from Control Panel and it's still running on my computer. This is totally unacceptable.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.22
KeePass 1.22 mainly features auto-type and user interface improvements.
General
Publisher Dominik Reichl
Publisher web site http://www.dominik-reichl.de/
Release Date April 20, 2012
Date Added April 20, 2012
Version 1.22
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Password Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.86MB
File Name KeePass-1.29-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,942
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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