PicoCrypt

PicoCrypt

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    8,159
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 16, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    13.5KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This simple application quickly encrypts/decrypts documents, but PicoCrypt could stand some tweaking. The program immediately goes into action, as it doesn't install on your PC. An easy drag and drop of files into PicoCrypt's very simple interface quickly encrypts/decrypts documents, though integration with Windows would also be helpful. We found the Blowfish Cipher Block Chaining 128-bit encryption algorithm adequate, but a couple of alternatives would have been nice. PicoCrypt uses the commonplace MD5 hashing of the usersupplied password to seed encryption. You can set a single password for an entire session or force it to ask for a password each time. Though it can process multiple files at once, PicoCrypt wastes time since it can't simply encrypt/decrypt an entire folder. You must repeatedly drag and drop the files instead of simply selecting the folder. Finally, it doesn't give users the option to rename the encrypted file, but instead always overwrites the file when encrypting. We think this freeware program best suits those who occasionally need a small and easy-to-use encryption utility without the need for multiple algorithms.
 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"its just good"

June 17, 2011  |  By Red1991Dragon

 |  Version: PicoCrypt 0.1.1

Pros

speed & simple encrypt

Cons

1- i can delete the encrypted files and the app
2- it wont hide the files > the app just keep them but when you open it, its looks like corrupted .

Summary

good for keeping the files unable for any buddy to see it but to be sure don't give the flash mem. to any one so they wont delete any thing ! :)

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1 stars

"be careful what you encrypt"

January 04, 2008  |  By jgvanleeuwen

 |  Version: PicoCrypt 0.1.1

Pros

Simple.

Cons

Unfortunately, it's not exactly foolproof. Having some good experience with the program, I encrypted a large important folder with a simple five letter password. It proved impossible to decrypt again, no idea why. Also, don't expect any help from picofactory when you encounter a problem like that.

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4 stars

"great program to encrypt your personal files and emails"

August 22, 2007  |  By lockman99

 |  Version: PicoCrypt 0.1.1

Pros

easy to download and use for encrypting

personal files or emails

Cons

no cons a great program to use

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4 stars

"Stand Alone"

January 20, 2007  |  By Silent_Specter

 |  Version: PicoCrypt 0.1.1

Pros

It's a stand-alone executable, which makes it Extremely useful if you are using it to encrypt files on a shared network using a public computer, ex. k-12 schools.

Cons

No shortcut keys. That leaves you with two options: drag and drop, or going into the file menu and clicking "Encrypt ..." or "Decrypt ..." and then finding the file.

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4 stars

"Useful"

July 07, 2006  |  By mudsonknot

 |  Version: PicoCrypt 0.1.1

Pros

Does what it should, quickly, with no instalation.

Cons

You must set a password for each file in a group, instead of the same one for all.

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4 stars

"Almost perfect!"

May 03, 2006  |  By lapointe34

 |  Version: PicoCrypt 0.1.1

Pros

Simple, stand-alone .exe, simple file browse menu. Portable for on the go, goes good with my Norton wipe info on my sandisk pen drive.

Cons

Only contains one Encryption method, CBC Blowfish, wish it could of had other algorithms like AES, RSA, DES etc.

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4 stars

"nice interface and no frills"

October 31, 2005  |  By nycjv321

 |  Version: PicoCrypt 0.1.1

Pros

wonderful progam fast, small, and easy and jumpdrive friendly

Cons

doesnt let you encrpyt folders

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Picofactory
Publisher web site http://www.picofactory.com
Release Date September 16, 2005
Date Added September 16, 2005
Version 0.1.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 13.5KB
File Name pcrypt-0.1.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,159
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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