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EncryptOnClick

By 2BrightSparks Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 28, 2009

Encrypting your sensitive documents is a great way to protect against the wandering virtual eyes of Internet hackers. EncyptOnClick offers a simple way to turn away predators.

This freeware program's interface cuts right to the basics of encryption and eliminates any guesswork. A simple box offers a choice between encrypting files and folders and another offers a chance to decrypt folders and files. Encryption is a snap. Users just click on the box and find the folder or file they wish to secure by searching through a file tree. Once chosen the program asks for a password and asks users to re-enter the password. Decrypting follows the same path and is just as simple.

EncryptOnClick quickly and easily locked our files from anyone without the password, but the program wasn't without its faults. The biggest trouble spot was the fact that once the password is entered and the file is decrypted, it remains open permanently. This means users must physically find the file and set the password each time it is opened. Other downloads keep the file encrypted until told otherwise. Another area where this program didn't meet the competition is its algorithm for encryption. More-advanced downloads offer a choice for users who wish to select the level of complexity their program is encrypted.

However, if these complaints don't concern you, or you really want to keep things simple, EncryptOnClick is easy to use and can help keep your files safe.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.1.2

Version 1.4.1.2 has updated installer streamlined so fewer prompt if updating existing installation and minor tweaks.

General

Release May 10, 2012
Date Added May 11, 2012
Version 1.4.1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 50,313
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

EncryptOnClick is a very simple to use program that lets you securely encrypt and decrypt files. EncryptOnClick is like hiring your own highly experienced data security guard who ensures the files you want to keep safe and out of view from others stay that way. The program is very simple to use and features military grade 256-bit AES encryption that is fully compatible with WinZip 9. Not only are your files encrypted, but they are also compressed. This reduces the size of the file, which is very useful if you are emailing and transmitting your encrypted files. The encrypted files can also be decrypted with WinZip 9. A comprehensive help file is included, although you won't need to read it.