Key Details of Cypher

  • Encrypt your sensitive files.
  • Last updated on April 6, 2020
  • There have been 7 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review staff

This bare-bones file encryption program does what it sets out to do, but it doesn't offer much in terms of options and design.

Despite its overly basic interface, Cypher does support drag-and-drop functionality, and because it's an executable, you won't have to install it. You can choose to either browse for the file or drag and drop it to the search field. A small window appears, asking if you want to encrypt or decrypt the file, and to enter a password. That's it as far as options go. There's only one algorithm option (AES), and no options at all for what to do with the source file. The process is quick, though, as is decrypting files, which follows the same steps.

If you're new to file encryption, this free tool serves as a great way to get started, but most users are going to want more options and a more eye-appealing user interface.

What's new in version 2.0.4

This version is the first release on CNET

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Full Specifications

April 17, 2008
Latest update
April 6, 2020
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Encrypt your sensitive files.

Cypher is a simple encryption program that encrypts your sensitive files using the AES algorithm protecting them from unwanted access. The program is extremely easy to use. The user has to choose a file to encrypt or decrypt, press the Process button, and type in the encryption or decryption password. This version is the first release on CNET