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Safetica Free

By Safetica Technologies Free Editors' Rating

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 29, 2012

Safetica Free is a freeware version of Safetica's powerful security client scaled down for the home user. It combines data protection and encryption with a secure password manager and generator, temporary and junk file shredder, archived file tool, disk encryption, RSA key generator, and more.

Safetica's installer offers more options than most, including whether to run the program at startup and also to open the program's Web site and Help file when the installation finished. The Help file and Web-based resources often refer to the enterprise-level software client, which includes tools for monitoring employees' computer behavior. But the easy-to-use First Run Wizard walked us through the eight-step process of setting up the home version, so we recommend skipping the manual and Web site unless you need greater detail. The first step, Profiles, offers three security levels: Basic, Safe, and Paranoid. The default choice is Basic, so we stuck with that (it's easy to change later). The next step involves creating a security key that can unlock encrypted disks if you forget your password. In the Shredder step, we could check temporary files, browser caches, and other locations for secure cleaning, including by schedule. The Database step configures the Password Manager. Safetica lets you store all your passwords securely and access them with a single main password. The easy Database creation wizard even offers a variety of different icons to choose from. The Disks step creates, imports, and manages virtual disks that are secured by Safetica's encryption. Finally, the PC Lock feature automatically locks your PC whenever you pull out a specially configured USB drive.

Safetica Free has an Office-style layout, including a Start button and a ribbon-style toolbar divided into disk tools and other functions. Under Encrypted Disk, we could create and access strongly encrypted Virtual and Physical disk volumes, while the Traveller Disk section protected our removable drives. Our password and other databases appeared in the left panel, with selected items in the main window. We didn't try the PC Lock tool but consider it a valuable extra to have on hand. With FAQs, tool tips, Facebook, and more, Safetica Free offers plenty of support for a free tool.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.1

Version 4.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release October 16, 2012
Date Added October 16, 2012
Version 4.1

Operating Systems

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,730
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Developer's Description

Safetica Free offers a complete set of tools for computer security and protection of your data at home or on a journey. It will safely delete unnecessary files and whole disks without the option of recovery. Quickly and without complicated setting. While working with computer and the Internet you use many accounts and passwords. Are all your passwords secure and unique? One of the parts of Safetica Free is a reliable password manager, which will save your access data and other secret information into a secured database. Safetica is an easy-to-use software. A fast wizard will make the setting after installation easier and thanks to security profiles you will easily set the level of security so that it suits your demands. Key Advantages of Safetica Free: - Protection of important data at home and on journey; - Encryption of files, hard and portable disks; - Secure removal of files, browser history, bin and temporary files - non-recoverable; - Reliable password manager - all passwords and secret data accessible with a single password; - Generator and password strength indicator will help you create a strong enough password; - Security profiles allow simple selection of the security level; - Support of Common Archive Types (ZIP, RAR, DCF, CAB, GZ, TAR, ISO, LZH); - You can lock your PC using simple USB drive; - Safetica Free is for non-commercial use free of charge; - Wide language support.