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CryptoForge

Editors' Review

by   / August 31, 2009

We all have secrets, but growing problems like identity theft put a premium on cybersecurity. Safety need not be costly, though: Encryption programs such as CryptoForge can help you protect your stuff. CryptoForge can encode your files and messages in up to four algorithms, which are strong enough protection to let you store items on unsecured media such as the flash drives and memory sticks and send things safely over the Internet. It has a built-in file shredder that does much more than delete files and folders, too.

CryptoForge's installation wizard speeds the setup process. The 30-day trial version is limited to a 14-character passphrase, but, to protect the integrity of your encrypted files, the decryption never expires. Also, there's no nag screen. Right-clicking the (optional) System Tray icon calls up a simple tabbed Dialog box. Among the tabbed functions is the shredder. CryptoForge wisely recommends users not defeat its warning mechanism since it will really scrub your disk: You can set it to overwrite files up to 99 times. Another tab controls compression, which improves security. You can also set CryptoForge to skip system files, run at startup, or show a progress window for long runs.

CryptoForge is well worth trying since, even if you decide not to buy it, the files you encrypt with it will stay protected and accessible. It's a simple-to-use program that offers about as strong a level of encryption as you can get, though, so for $30 for the full version, it's cheap protection.

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Editors' Review

by   / August 31, 2009

We all have secrets, but growing problems like identity theft put a premium on cybersecurity. Safety need not be costly, though: Encryption programs such as CryptoForge can help you protect your stuff. CryptoForge can encode your files and messages in up to four algorithms, which are strong enough protection to let you store items on unsecured media such as the flash drives and memory sticks and send things safely over the Internet. It has a built-in file shredder that does much more than delete files and folders, too.

CryptoForge's installation wizard speeds the setup process. The 30-day trial version is limited to a 14-character passphrase, but, to protect the integrity of your encrypted files, the decryption never expires. Also, there's no nag screen. Right-clicking the (optional) System Tray icon calls up a simple tabbed Dialog box. Among the tabbed functions is the shredder. CryptoForge wisely recommends users not defeat its warning mechanism since it will really scrub your disk: You can set it to overwrite files up to 99 times. Another tab controls compression, which improves security. You can also set CryptoForge to skip system files, run at startup, or show a progress window for long runs.

CryptoForge is well worth trying since, even if you decide not to buy it, the files you encrypt with it will stay protected and accessible. It's a simple-to-use program that offers about as strong a level of encryption as you can get, though, so for $30 for the full version, it's cheap protection.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.4

Version 5.4 adds support for Windows Server 2016, fixes bugs, and features performance and security improvements.

General

Publisher CryptoForge Encryption Software
Publisher web site http://www.cryptoforge.com
Release Date February 13, 2019
Date Added February 13, 2019
Version 5.4

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 7.78MB
File Name CryptoForge.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 22,199
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations Encryption feature disabled after 30 days
Price $39.7
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