CipherWall Self-Decryptor

By CipherWall.com Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Though it isn't conveniently accessible, this security tool painlessly encrypts files and folders. CipherWall Self-Decryptor provides an impressive number of encryption methods and compression options. You can either browse for documents or simply drag and drop files onto its functional interface and create self-decrypting backup files. CipherWall Self-Decryptor can be set to wipe over files as many times as you'd like, and offers three wiping algorithms. We find the passphrase and key-file generators to be useful additions. Outshining other encryption tools, this application creates self-decrypting EXE archives. Naturally, self-decrypting archives are password-protected and prompts recipients for the passphrase and/or key files during decryption. CipherWall Self-Decryptor doesn't include an uninstaller or place shortcuts on your desktop or in the Start menu. It doesn't offer hot keys for quick access, and you're forced to browse for the application's folder to run it. Overall, given this freeware's full set of features and speedy performance, we definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an effective encryption/decryption tool.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.41 build 1001


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added June 20, 2005
Version 2.41 build 1001

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server


Total Downloads 2,138
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Developer's Description

The best program for self-decrypting archives creation and data wiping. Very powerful tool for making data backups. How does it work? User's data is compressed and encrypted with a key made from a pass phrase and a key file. Then executable module is added to this archive so it becomes independent from the main program. To decrypt and decompress this archive you don't need to have the same program. You must know the pass phrase or have the key file.
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