This free encryption utility earns points for its ease of use, security, and speed. Although BCArchive's spartan interface makes it pretty clear how to create secure archives, many users may prefer to encrypt files via the right-click menu. Similar to most quality programs of this type, BCArchive can create self-decrypting files, so your recipients won't have to bother with installing the program themselves. All other users will need your password if they want to access your sensitive documents. It's nice that the application supports multiple secure algorithms, including Triple DES, Blowfish, and Rijndael. However, unlike many of the top applications in this class, BCArchive lacks a file shredder for destroying data. Still, on most other fronts, this encryption tool makes a strong case for itself.
What's new in version 2.05.2
ReleaseSeptember 7, 2012
Date AddedSeptember 7, 2012
Operating SystemsWindows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
BCArchive allows you encrypt files and folders into an encrypted archive. Such encrypted archive can be used for keeping data in encrypted form or included into a self-extracted program which you may e-mail to your friend. BCArchive uses strong symmetric encryption algorithms such as Blowfish, IDEA, Triple-DES, CAST5, Serpent; secure hash algorithms: SHA-1, MD5, RIPEMD-160; asymmetric algorithms such as RSA, ELGamal/Diffie-Hellman; conforms to specifications PKCS #5, PKCS #12, X.509. BCArchive is convenient software product providing you with strongest encryption technology and ability for efficient management of sensitive data.