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Deccan Encryptor / Decryptor

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This simple freeware application effectively encrypts and decrypts files, but the basic feature set is primarily aimed at casual users. Deccan Encryptor/Decryptor is a small executable that offers a bare-bones interface with standard buttons for selection, encryption, and decryption of files. We found encryption and decryption worked quickly compared with similar applications. The program can't encrypt the entire contents of a folder in a single pass. Users are forced to operate on a single file at a time. Unfortunately, it replaces the original file on encryption. A problem during encryption could cause the user to lose access to the unencrypted file. However, by not replacing the file extension the program helps hide which files are encrypted. The single encryption algorithm isn't easily hackable, but we wish the program offered stronger encryption as an option. Sharing encrypted files is not a problem as the program is small enough to easily send to any recipient. Overall, Deccan Encryptor/Decryptor's simple encryption method isn't suitable for protecting highly confidential files, but will suffice for home and casual users.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This simple freeware application effectively encrypts and decrypts files, but the basic feature set is primarily aimed at casual users. Deccan Encryptor/Decryptor is a small executable that offers a bare-bones interface with standard buttons for selection, encryption, and decryption of files. We found encryption and decryption worked quickly compared with similar applications. The program can't encrypt the entire contents of a folder in a single pass. Users are forced to operate on a single file at a time. Unfortunately, it replaces the original file on encryption. A problem during encryption could cause the user to lose access to the unencrypted file. However, by not replacing the file extension the program helps hide which files are encrypted. The single encryption algorithm isn't easily hackable, but we wish the program offered stronger encryption as an option. Sharing encrypted files is not a problem as the program is small enough to easily send to any recipient. Overall, Deccan Encryptor/Decryptor's simple encryption method isn't suitable for protecting highly confidential files, but will suffice for home and casual users.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher 101Soft
Publisher web site http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~ramanan/
Release Date July 11, 2005
Date Added July 11, 2005
Version 1

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Java Runtime Environment 1.3.1

Download Information

File Size 73.22KB
File Name Deccan.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,741
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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