This is easily one of the more useful freeware file encryption programs we've found, and the latest version fixes a few minor bugs. Kruptos 2's file menu and icon interface is the picture of simplicity. Encryption is almost effortless. You can drag and drop files to the Kruptos 2 window, and the latest version adds support for dragging and dropping folders.
The encryption algorithm is Blowfish 128-bit, and fast. A key feature obfuscates file names but leaves folder names unaltered. The program offers a feature to see original file names with the proper password, but it is invoked one file at a time. However, Windows integration means you can perform all functions from your context menu.
Unlike many similar programs, files in nested folders are all quickly encrypted as individual files. With a single click you can decrypt a file and edit it, and the file re-encrypts on close. Self-extracting encrypted files are created with a minimum of fuss. The Shred function deletes original files to DOD standards. The program does offer a nag screen for donations, but only once. Kruptos2, with all its features, is what every user needing simple file encryption desires.
Kruptos 2 Professional is an easy way to encrypt your private data, such as photos, personal information, credit card data, tax returns. Once your files are encrypted, only you will be able to access them by using your private password. You can encrypt your files and package them into a special container known as a self-extracting file which contains the software needed to extract and decrypt your files so you can send your private encrypted files to anyone. All they need is the correct password to view your files. Includes a comprehensive file shredder so you don't have to worry about your files being undeleted. Kruptos 2 Professional integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Windows explorer and automatically re-encrypts your files when you're finished editing or viewing them so you don't have to worry about your files being left unsecured.
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