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Editors' Review

by   / September 01, 2009

SecureZIP is a program that allows users to create ZIP files that are secured by a password or security certificate. Although the program functions well, its interface could be more intuitive.

The interface is sleek and clean, with a reasonable number of buttons, which are labeled. But the way the program works just isn't immediately clear. If we want to create a new ZIP file, do we click New, as in new ZIP file? Or perhaps Open, to select the documents we want to include in the ZIP file? No, it turns out, we want to Add. We selected a folder full of documents that we wanted to convert to a ZIP file, chose a file name and destination, and then selected a password to restrict access. The process was quick and easy, and the contents of our new ZIP file were indeed password-protected. The program's built-in Help file is well-written and thorough. In addition to basic password-protection, SecureZIP allows users to create and use security certificates. We were especially impressed by how easily--in fact, automatically--the program integrates with Microsoft Office; we had only to restart Word once SecureZIP was installed, and the program appeared under the Prepare menu, ready to turn our Word documents into encrypted ZIP files. Overall, we like the program's versatility and ease of use, but we wish that the interface were a little more intuitive.

SecureZIP has a 30-day trial period. It installs desktop icons without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.50.13

Version 12.50.13 is compatible with Windows 7, features redesigned graphical interface, with a choice of traditional or new fluent ribbon.

General

Publisher PKWARE
Publisher web site http://www.pkware.com/index.php?src=cnet
Release Date May 10, 2010
Date Added May 11, 2010
Version 12.50.13

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

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

Download Information

File Size 19.11MB
File Name sz125013ene.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 57,437
Downloads Last Week 27

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95
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