Lavasoft Privacy Toolbox is a powerful tool for encrypting and decrypting files and folders. It performed exactly as promised.
The professional-looking interface features buttons for encryption/decryption, settings, updates, and to purchase a subscription. Theres a tab that appears to be a Help menu, but it's not active. No matter, novice users will appreciate how the program walks you through each process. You can drag and drop files to the desktop icon to automatically encrypt them. It was easy to browse through files and folders via the interface. Once you select a file, you have the option of shredding, deleting, or leaving it. Either way, you have to supply a password. The program successfully encrypted our selected files, and we were able to view the log through the Settings menu. Likewise, we were able to decrypt the same file and access it without any problems.
The self-extracting feature encrypts files to send over the Internet, but you have to send the receiver your password to open the file, which made us a little nervous. It would be better if you could create a separate password to send to the receiver. Still, we found Lavasoft Privacy Toolbox a worthy tool for protecting important documents.
With prying eyes able to access all kinds of confidential data through your computer, you need strong solutions to ensure your security. Safeguard your private online information with file shredding and file encryption, in one convenient interface. The product is certified for Windows Vista, supports multiple encryption algorithms (including the new AES standard 256 Bits), easy drag-and-drop functionality, sends encrypted attachments via e-mail (free decryptor tool for recipients), permanently removes files including Word documents, Excel, PowerPoint, music, videos, and photos, detects and removes previous versions automatically saved and hidden by Windows Vista, and cleans up your computing history.
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Version 188.8.131.52 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.