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Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE for Windows

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Key Details of Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE

  • Create encrypted self-extracting files from ZIP archives.
  • Last updated on November 8, 2008
  • There have been 2 updates

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Not that much different from your current ZIP extractor, this clever application converts encrypted ZIP files into self-extracting files. Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE's simply-designed interface offers the generic Windows appeal, though it is comprehensible for beginners. Upon selection of the compressed file, the program quickly converts the file into a self-extracting executable file and immediately applies your selected encryption algorithm. You can choose from 128-, 192-, and 256-bit AES-based encryption algorithms for stronger protection and include passwords to unlock them. Simply double-click the executable and insert your password if you opted to use one, and a file is instantly created in the destination spot of your choice.

Chilkat ZIP 2 Secure EXE doesn't offer much more than the standard extractor, although we like that you can e-mail your EXEs to colleagues. For those looking for an easy way of managing ZIP files and private information, this free program will do the job.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
September 10, 2005
Latest update
November 8, 2008
Version
1.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
8,983
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

3/5

4 User Votes


Developer's Description

Create encrypted self-extracting files from ZIP archives.
The ChilkatZip Self-Extractor can safely encrypt the contents of your ZIP file with 128, 192, or 256-bit AES Encryption. To unzip, a user must provide the same password that was used when creating the self-extracting EXE. AES encryption is much stronger than standard ZIP encryption, which is regarded by security experts as being insecure. Chilkat's streaming compression and encryption technology allows the ChilkatZip Self-Extractor to create an EXE from any size ZIP file. The streaming compression and decryption technology also ensures that it will be possible to unzip the archive on your end-user's computer, even if that computer has very little memory. A progress bar is displayed during the unzip process so your end-user can decide whether there is time to get a cup of coffee while his computer is unzipping an especially large ZIP file.