TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 340 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1a
  • Total Downloads:
    686,391
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 07, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,935
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Note: Please refer to TrueCrypt's site for an important update about this software.

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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 340 votes

    • 5 star 228
    • 4 star 57
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 32
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2 stars

"Crashed more than once in my Win 7 64-bit PC"

May 23, 2014  |  By martago54

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

The possibility of creating a large file container that when mounted, works as a new drive in Windows Explorer.

Cons

I found the 64-bit version buggy. If you forget to select a file to mount and click the Mount button, you correctly get an error screen. Then you will select the file as you should have done and you will try again the Mount button. The programs hangs and it has to be ended by calling the Windows Task manager.

Summary

Not only the program (latest 7.1a version) has crashed me more than once, but also the error report web screen is a nightmare to fill in, with too many required fields to input. If you forget one required field you have to press the Back button of your browser and you will find your input screen blanked, forcing you to start over from scratch. In my view, either you have a professional approach when making available a software, even when it is free or open source, or you better keep it for yourself as it is.

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5 stars

"Absolutely Fantastic!"

April 20, 2014  |  By pierdzioszek

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

Never had problem with encryption (I've always encrypted whole drives)
Always got the feeling that my data is safe
It's free!!! (but donate if you like it)

Cons

Not the most user friendly software. A little bit old-fashioned :)

Summary

I've been using it for at least 3 years. All my data is on a Truecrypt hdd. It's back up as well!
Never thought of trying another one.

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5 stars

"Works great. No problems whatsoever!"

March 15, 2014  |  By alexmonte

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

Encrypts and decrypts perfectly with absolutely no issues.

Cons

None so far and I've been using it for about half a year.

Summary

Works Perfectly!

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5 stars

"best encryption program i've seen"

January 28, 2014  |  By maxell_moon

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

nice and easy to use once you get the hang of it.

Cons

no obvious flaws as yet.

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1 stars

"Horrible!!!"

January 19, 2014  |  By jzami

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

NONE - No, seriously, I have nothing to recommend.

Cons

Tutorial is less than worthless!

Summary

After following the so-called tutorial I was able to create an encrypted, usable USB Flash Drive twice - TWICE!! - out of over 20 attempts. The tutorial leaves out critical steps. If you receive an error message and try to redo the process, it aborts unless you eliminate ALL evidence of the previous attempt. All I wanted to do was create an encrypted USB Flash Drive. Simple, right? Sucker.

Before committing to a real encrypted backup, I tried to create a simple folder on a small USB flash drive. After a dozen tries it somehow worked. I don't know how it worked, but it did. I tried to replicate it. After another dozen tries it miraculously did. I thought the third time would be a breeze. Eight tries later I still CANNOT replicate the encrypted backup.

I have run out of patience.

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5 stars

"Everyone should use TrueCrypt"

November 22, 2013  |  By Doug_Vitale

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

It offers advanced encryption options, and high reliability and stability.

Cons

Encryption concepts and user interface a little confusing for new users. It takes a little "getting used to". See my introduction to TrueCrypt below if you are new to the application and want to make sense of it.

Summary

http://dougvitale.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/using-truecrypt-on-linux-and-windows/

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4 stars

"TrueCrypt appears to be very good"

November 03, 2013  |  By Mojo707

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

It was easy to download, install and then simple to run, so it should give confidence of protecting my data.

Cons

Nothing with TrueCrypt, however during the download from CNET an annoying cookie of advertising was installed as well, which took several days to find and remove it.

Summary

I can travel with some assurance that personal data is protected by a easy to use program.

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5 stars

"very nice program and did everything i wanted it to"

August 02, 2013  |  By SuperBen10

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

free and does everything it says it does seems like a top notch program im very impressed with it

Cons

it could be more user friendly(explain things some) aside from that none that i can think of.

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4 stars

"Does what it says, with limitations"

July 26, 2013  |  By TheLeopardz

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

- Secures data
- Invisible

Cons

- Will never accept password on first try. Must dismount and remount drive every single time.
- Cannot remove decryption without wiping entire drive. I have a 3TB drive and the instructions say to "move all files off drive first." To where? Poor limitation.

Summary

I installed this before I realized it was a one-way trip. Now I wish I hadn't

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5 stars

"*Real* Security right here!"

July 01, 2013  |  By PrivacyDriver

 |  Version: TrueCrypt 7.1a

Pros

Written by some of the best minds in the business. If you want true encryption then you should not look any further... fact

Cons

Nothing so far

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1a
Version 7.1a contains minor improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher TrueCrypt Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.truecrypt.org/
Release Date February 07, 2012
Date Added February 07, 2012
Version 7.1a
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.45MB
File Name TrueCrypt-7.2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 686,391
Downloads Last Week 1,935
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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