PicoCrypt

PicoCrypt

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    8,146
  • Date Added:
    September 16, 2005
  • File Size:
    13.5KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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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    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, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98
    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 8,146
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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