Zero Footprint Crypt

Zero Footprint Crypt

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    41,282
  • Date Added:
    May 01, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This feature-filled freeware application encrypts, decrypts, and displays many common file types, but the default deletion of unencrypted originals may cause some user woes. Zero Footprint Crypt's customizable tree-style interface gives users a welcome choice between two appearances and toolbars. The program offers six encryption algorithms for viewing common unencrypted image files. Most novice users will find all options of this program easy to use. Advanced users will quickly see the program has enough options and extra features to make this a daily-use utility. Unlike many similar utilities, encrypting a file with Zero Footprint Crypt deletes the original, but this feature is easily turned off in the program's option interface. This utility also can create encrypted files that are self-decrypting for those without the program. It can easily serve as a replacement file explorer. Most image and sound files are easily opened in the media-viewer window. The wipe feature merely deletes the file byte by byte and isn't up to Department of Defense security standards. This freeware surpasses many common and costly file-encryption utilities and would be a welcome addition to the privacy tools for any level of user.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Just a waste of time"

July 22, 2011  |  By olorou

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Pros

If there were, I should write them down.

Cons

One shouldn't take away something that one cannot give back, such as one's time.

Summary

My system runs on windows 7 ultimate 32 bit.

I installed the program and began to test it.

Created a folder on the desktop.

Pasted in this folder a text file and a jpg file.

Navigated to this folder through the navigation panel inside the ZFC interface.

The text file was not visible.

The program's built-in viewer previewed the image file.

Attempting to encrypt the file through the menu option and the toolbar icon gave back an error message that no item was selected.

Didn't expect such a thing on Cnet.

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5 stars

"Easy and quick encryption."

January 08, 2011  |  By chief_800

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Pros

Very easy to use, even for novices.

Cons

After encrypting and then closing the program, when you re-open it should NOT go straight to the folder or files that you want to keep private. But it's not a difficult solution. Just go to a root directory and encrypt, decrypt a standard file.

Summary

Great program for home users!

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3 stars

"Good Encryption"

April 20, 2009  |  By compuser123

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Pros

The keys are very adequate for light protection.

Cons

File selection is very awkard I think a kindergardner could have done better.

Summary

If you don't mind the hassle of the file selection not a bad product.

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5 stars

"Very user friendly"

September 20, 2007  |  By hhuffm1

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Pros

This is a great piece of software. Did not take long to download or to install.

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3 stars

"Does what it's supposed to and it's free"

July 24, 2007  |  By Original_SniperX

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Pros

It's realy easy to use software and has a good encryption power. Also tells you your encryption passwords strengt.

Cons

Someone with a lot of experience (cracker) can easily crack the codes. Finecrypt however has an encryptionkey thats much harder to crack.

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4 stars

"works fine and its free"

July 10, 2005  |  By kamankay

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Pros

it's fast and secure

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2 stars

"good free program but not up to the mark"

June 24, 2005  |  By ukgandhi

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Pros

Does the job fine. no spyware

Cons

Application window would not close. Crashes while encrypting large files. Interface is annoying.

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5 stars

"Absolutely Great"

May 16, 2005  |  By riki_fandozo

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Pros

This is the easiest application for encryption that I have used. Absolutely great user interface and general feel. It is fast secure and does what it says.

I have passed the application thru 4 different spyware and antivirus applications and found it to be 100% clean.

If you need strong encrpytion and you need it for free, this is the application for you.

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5 stars

"Very easy to use, fast and powerfule"

November 01, 2004

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Summary

Does what it says very well.

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1 stars

"Good BUT..."

October 26, 2004

 |  Version: Zero Footprint Crypt 4.3.1

Summary

I have to say that this is one of the useful encryption software that I have used recently. It might even stand up against some of the other encryption software out there on the retailer's shelves. As for the "BUT...", there is one thing that I'm quite unsure of this program... every time the software is launch it automatically initiate another application that it creates by itself in your profile's "local settings"' "Temp" folder (\Documents and Settings\...\Local Settings\Temp). The application is called "GLB1A2B.exe". There's no use deleting it because it will just recreate itself once "ZeroFootprint Crypts" is launch. According to my Norton AntiVirus and other Adware-Spyware Remover program (including the recent Yahoo! Anti-Spy software), "GLB1A2B.exe" is considered a TROJAN and should be removal IMMEDIATELY!
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BaroufaSoft
Publisher web site http://baroufasoft.com/
Release Date May 01, 2004
Date Added May 01, 2004
Version 4.3.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 3.17MB
File Name zero_footprint_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 41,282
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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