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  • 5.0 stars

    "Clear instructions for setup. Easy to use."

    February 20, 2012  |   By AlcoveSpring

    Pros

    I use this application for encrypting my flash drive. I had my whole flash drive encrypted at one time. I changed to use the Hidden Volume feature in TrueCrypt. The instructions were easy to follow for both methods.

    Cons

    Since I have to enter at least 10 characters here:
    I wish this app had a different desktop icon design. I think they could have done a better.

    Summary

    I use this program on my flash drive because I work on my laptop in a local library and in restaurants. I wanted my flash drive to be encrypted in case I lost it or in case someone stole it. I use my flash drive as my backup device for my laptop's hard drive.
    I do like that this program is easy to use.

    I gave it a 4.5 rating because I cannot comment on whether or not the encryption is unbreakable. I hope I never have to find out. All I can say is that the instructions are clear and the program is easy to use once it is setup. I have used it for well over a year.

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