PGP Desktop for Mac

PGP Desktop for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.1pb2
  • Total Downloads:
    5,600
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2005
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC

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  • 3 stars

    "Where is it?"

    January 23, 2010   |   By grh-akl

    Version: PGP Desktop 10.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Where in the hell do you find it on their web site? These people are really the pits!

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  • 4 stars

    "9.9.1 looks good so far"

    February 11, 2009   |   By plaintiger

    Version: PGP Desktop 9.9.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

    i've been using PGP products on and off for years, and like others i have had some problems with their bugs, user-hostile interfaces/installation procedures, and questionable support. i can't claim to have really put it through its paces yet, but i will say that so far, PGP Desktop Home 9.9.1 is the least problematic PGP product i've used. it installed properly the first time (*that's* never happened before) and i haven't yet seen any unexpected behaviors...all of which - especially in light of the nightmares wrought by my attempt to use the free, open-source substitutes (GPGThis, GPGThat, and GPGTheOtherThing) - are very welcome.

    my experience isn't very extensive, but as far as it goes, it indicates that PGP's the security package to use. 9.9.1 appears solid, and the alternatives i've tried definitely suck.

    good luck...

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  • 3 stars

    "Not worth it (Slowdowns and Beach Balls)"

    February 01, 2007   |   By m-bomb

    Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    PGP 9.06 works fine in 10.4.8 (PB 1.5 Ghz, running Mac OS 10.4.8). Install 9.5.3, every save or print from any app gets a spinning beach ball. (I had to uninstall the whole thing, not just WDE.kext). All you really get from this upgrade is that PGP disks will now expand as you fill them. Not worth it for instability. They make it sound like you get whole disk encryption, but you don't. Then they make it sound like you can buy a separate license for whole disk encryption (kind of like MPEG-2 in quicktime at one point). But there is no page for that, only a whole new $179.00 PGP "Desktop Professional." This stuff is inexcusable. Release a stable version please, and give me my license options!

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  • 1 stars

    "garbage?"

    December 15, 2006   |   By Fred_4

    Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It really says how bad it is when after taking the time to fill in their spamming form over and over, and it still won't work (it keeps saying all required fields need to be filled in and I even went as far as to fill in the non-required ones too).
    If they can't even get a download form to work, I'm sure the rest of the reviews here are quite accurate as to how bad their software is.

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  • 4 stars

    "Partition map problem"

    November 03, 2006   |   By Hermie

    Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Check for updates does work for me. Anyway, PGP 9.5 and now 9.5.1 changes ones partition map, which you can check through Disk Utility. This means that people doing maintenance through TechTool's eDrive cannot mount it anymore. So it's either back to using a startup DVD or uninstall PGP, do maintenance, and re-install again.

    I told PGP folks about this, but I'm not holding my breath. The partition map juggling is done because 9.5 installs Whole Disk Encryption. I hope they find another way of accomplishing this soon, cuz the way it is now is unacceptable. And can one use the new WDE? Nope, it requires the handing over of muchos $$ first, yet again. In short, a new function one can't use screws up a Micromat function one could use and even run DiskWarrior from. Can't anymore now. Well done, PGP Corp!

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  • 1 stars

    "DANGEROUS"

    September 15, 2006   |   By Hockpooh777

    Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5 Beta 2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I downloaded this to try it. One day I went to boot into my slave drive, it wouldn't even restart after choosing the slave to boot. I worked for three weeks everyday to try everything. I changed ALL the guts of my computer. I lost two brand new hard drives. When opening disk utilities it showed my slave disk, then a sub-disk named disk1s3, then the slave volume. The sub-disk was prventing booting. The info showed the sub-disk had a PGP scheme. I still have not fixed the problem even after using spotlight and fastfind the gut all the PGP stuff that's all over my disk. When I do a safe boot I can boot into my slave now. I know for myself I'm staying clear of anything made by this company.

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  • 3 stars

    "Huge improvement!"

    August 21, 2006   |   By thaiwest

    Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.5 Beta 2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    So far there isnâ??t any comparison with this beta version and the older OS X versions. All the problems I was having with prior versions appear to be fixed in this beta version of 9.5.

    Now, if they would give as much attention to their support, I could highly recommend PGP. As it is, only due to the support being like pulling teeth from a elephant, I donâ??t recommend this to anyone who doesnâ??t truly need the strong encryption should stay away.

    For those who do need the best possible encryption, PGP 9.5 is highly recommended.

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  • 1 stars

    "Simply Horrible"

    June 22, 2006   |   By jreffner

    Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.0.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It pains me to have to write this, but I've used PGP constantly since version 7.0. I've had none of the problems with 9.0 until the 9.0.6 release. This update has been horrible! It no longer encrypts or decrypts my email. It is just randomly disables keys on my keychain without permission, and when they are enabled again, you never know for how long! The encryption of iChat has always prevented file transfers and it has never been fixed, and I'm just disguested with their complete lack of support! They hand me an update (9.0.6) which screws up the app I've paid for, and then they want me to pay for tech support to try to fix a problem that they just introduced?! No thank you!

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  • 4 stars

    "PGP 6.0.9 and Tech Support"

    June 02, 2006   |   By thaiwest

    Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.0.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    After being a PGP licensed user for years... and currently a PGP Desktop PRO licensed user:

    When you initially make the purchase you get 30 days of â??free tech support.â?? Following that, well get ready to pay an â??arm and a leg!â?? When a update is released and you install it, you discover there are problems and you need support, there isnâ??t any; unless you again are willing to pay an â??arm and a leg!â?? The support forums are useless!

    After having tried every trouble-shooting tip I can find, I still cannot create a PGP Disk! Unbelievable!

    Iâ??m saddened to have to write this... but it is the truth. Since 1985 Iâ??ve never come across any software with such poor Tech Support.

    Also, running OS X 10.4.6 & Apple Mail - using the PGP proxy mail server, down-loads slow to a creep, sending mail is equally slow... plus there seems to be a low limit of the number of messages allowed to be sent per 24 hours!

    The encryption and encryption options a very good.

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  • 2 stars

    "bloated and invasive"

    February 19, 2006   |   By CVASchmidt_1

    Version: PGP Desktop Home 9.0.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Is this a security product or a worm?

    The first thing it did was to ask me to disable the SSL support in Eudora so PGP could molest my email unbidden.

    Without asking my permission it insinuated itself into all email transfers--not a "feature" I asked for or wanted. Even after I disabled that and the free trial ended, it has left a CPU-sucking process running on my iMac permanently. God only knows what it's doing.

    (I'd root it out, but I need to use the program 2 or 3 times a year.)

    And EVERY time I login a message pops up to tell me the 30-day trial has expired. Grr.

    I've been using PGP since version 2.6, and it just keeps getting more and more bloated and invasive. At this point I'd gladly pay $15 for a Mac OS X version of the free version of 2.6 (with the key types of version 5).

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    General
    Publisher PGP
    Publisher web site http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=pgp
    Release Date May 19, 2005
    Date Added May 19, 2005
    Version 9.0.1pb2
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Encryption Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
    Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.8 or higher
  • Tiger compatible
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    Total Downloads 5,600
    Downloads Last Week 7
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    Price $69

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