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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

DESlock promises to encrypt your files, folders, and e-mails. It also includes a file shredder. While it works fine, the program seems to be cobbled together.

Installing DESlock was a long process. When you first run the program, you'll have to set up a key. A wizard walks you through the process, which involves entering your e-mail address. It took us a few minutes to get acquainted with the program, because it isn't very cohesive. Accessing each feature requires a different action. Clicking on the taskbar shortcut reveals the program options; right-clicking on the file or folder reveals the encryption tool; dragging and dropping a file to the desktop icon shreds it. The file shredder worked just fine. The encryption feature also worked well. We right-clicked on a file, selected the encryption option, entered our key, and the program quickly produced the encrypted file on our desktop. Clicking the same file takes you through the decryption process, which was just as fast and easy. We were disappointed, however, to find that the e-mail encryption feature only works for Outlook. You can't set up Web-based e-mail programs, a feature found in other programs.

The 60-day trial is more than enough time to play around with the program. Still, there are plenty of free, fully functional encryption tools that handle more than Outlook.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

DESlock promises to encrypt your files, folders, and e-mails. It also includes a file shredder. While it works fine, the program seems to be cobbled together.

Installing DESlock was a long process. When you first run the program, you'll have to set up a key. A wizard walks you through the process, which involves entering your e-mail address. It took us a few minutes to get acquainted with the program, because it isn't very cohesive. Accessing each feature requires a different action. Clicking on the taskbar shortcut reveals the program options; right-clicking on the file or folder reveals the encryption tool; dragging and dropping a file to the desktop icon shreds it. The file shredder worked just fine. The encryption feature also worked well. We right-clicked on a file, selected the encryption option, entered our key, and the program quickly produced the encrypted file on our desktop. Clicking the same file takes you through the decryption process, which was just as fast and easy. We were disappointed, however, to find that the e-mail encryption feature only works for Outlook. You can't set up Web-based e-mail programs, a feature found in other programs.

The 60-day trial is more than enough time to play around with the program. Still, there are plenty of free, fully functional encryption tools that handle more than Outlook.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.4.167

Version 4.4.167 has fixed a problem where a users session was not being released when logging out of Windows or when a Remote Desktop Session is closed.

General

Publisher Data Encryption Systems
Publisher web site http://www.des.co.uk/
Release Date February 06, 2013
Date Added February 06, 2013
Version 4.4.167

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/XP SP3
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 16.4MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 10,685
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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