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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "TrueCrypt appears to be very good"

    November 3, 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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    August 2, 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "*Real* Security right here!"

    July 1, 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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