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96Crypt for Windows

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Key Details of 96Crypt

  • Secure your information by encrypting files, folders, and passwords.
  • Last updated on October 26, 2017
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Clear user instruction and a step-by-step approach make this encryption program a good choice for the novice, but more experienced users will find all the options they need.

96Crypt launches a medium-size window that may initially intimidate some encryption novices, but it quickly becomes clear that the developers gave considerable thought to designing an easy-to-comprehend app. A menu bar lines the top of the window, followed by a large prompt and some check boxes that lead the user through the encryption process step by step. A large pane lists the filenames of the documents you have encrypted. The dialog boxes and prompts are all very clear, and the contextual onscreen help and Help file clarify lingo and processes--making this an excellent tool for the encryption novice.

The apps appropriateness for novices doesn't mean it lacks power. We appreciate that this app provides a number of options users can apply to customize their output files. Users can select from six industry-standard block ciphers plus one combined algorithm. The default block cipher is a combined process using two algorithms, Twofish with Serpent. The two cipher modes used by 96Crypt are CTR (Cipher Counter Mode) and CBC (Cipher Block Chaining). We also like that we could choose from ten HASH function algorithms to further secure our output files.

96Crypt performed very well in our tests. Selecting cipher options was a snap, and the app executed the encryption and decryption processes in a matter of seconds. Our only concern was with the disk access error message we received each time the app was launched: A Disk Read/Write error has occurred. The process was aborted. Please report error (0023). Our investigations turned up no problems, and the app performed well despite the error message.

The trial limit is adequate for most users to determine the apps value to them, and the price isn't a budget buster. Anyone interested in dipping their cyber toes into the big encryption ocean should give this app a try.

What's new in version 2017.Build.23

Version 2017.Build.23 (October 24, 2017) updating Steganography engine.

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Full Specifications

October 26, 2017
Latest update
October 26, 2017
Operating System
Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Secure your information by encrypting files, folders, and passwords.
96Crypt features several worldwide trusted block ciphers algorithms such as:3DES, Blowfish, MARS, RijnDael-AES, SERPENT or Twofish.All our block ciphers operate in CTR or CBC mode with a MAC mechanism providing the highest level of confidentiality and integrity to your data.The user-provided secret password is processed with one of the following HASH functions:HAVAL, MD5, RMD, SHA-1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512 or TIGER.-STEGANOGRAPHY: is to hide any data, such a file of any type or extension without exception, by encrypting it with advanced block ciphers and hide it using 96Crypt inside a graphic picture or a digital sound used as an 'innocent container'.The graphic picture or the digital sound containing the encrypted data or file will remain as is to display the same image or play the same sound !Once loaded with the encrypted data or file in a very secret manner they can be shared on any support or any Social Network without drawing any attention. ONLY a user having the correct password and using 96Crypt can extract/decrypt the hidden encrypted data or file from the graphic image or the digital sound.-Compression: With a multi level compression scheme, EnCrypted files are even smaller.A complete FOLDER with it's subfolders would be easily and quickly EnCrypted in one single file.-File Shredder: The shredded files with 96Crypt cannot even be identified with the most sophisticated file recovery tools. This is because the shredded file's content is null, its size has changed to zero, and its date has been modified to a random date and no more clusters are assigned to that file.-CRC16 / CRC32 Checker-Modifier of any file or any hand-typed string. Registered version allows CRC16/32 file forging. Results may be easily printed or saved to an external file.-HASH / MAC Checker of any file or any hand-typed string. Results may be easily printed or saved to an external file.