There aren't any problems encrypting and decrypting files with this program, but we were a little turned off by the push for installing other software by the same publishers.
MEO File Encryption Software's user interface is small and to the point. The three prominent command buttons for encrypting and decrypting files and emails make it difficult to make a mistake. Once we selected the Encrypt files button, we selected our file, created an output file, and opted to make it a self-decrypting file. We were disappointed by the measly two algorithm method choices (Blowfish and 3-Des), but encryption was quick and effective. Decryption was just as easy. Encrypting an email requires that you configure your SMTP settings, which might intimidate novice users, but sending encrypted files was a breeze.
The program left behind a folder in the installation directly that had to be manually removed after it was uninstalled, but this was a minor inconvenience. As far as free file encryption programs go, this is one of the better ones we've seen. We recommend it for moderate to experienced users.
From NCH Software:
MEO is a powerful data encryption software to encrypt or decrypt files of any type, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PDF documents. MEO allows you to protect your sensitive data against un-authorized viewers and is completely free for non-commercial use so you can keep your personal documents safe and secure. MEO Encryption Software is very easy to use allowing even the most inexperienced users protect their data quickly and easily. MEO also features the ability to create self-extracting encrypted files. This is handy for those who like the freedom to view their encrypted files and any Windows PC without the need for installing any other encryption software. File Encryption Features: Encrypt or Decrypt files and folders Easily encrypt data from a single click of a button Decrypt files that have been encrypted using MEO Create self-extracting encrypted files that are accessible from any Windows PC. All you need to decrypt these files is the password. Windows Explorer right-click menu integration Log all encryption operations automatically. Simple and intuitive interface.
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-NCH Software Team