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Encryption and Decryption for Windows

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Key Details of Encryption and Decryption

  • Encrypt and decrypt e-mail messages.
  • Last updated on 9/3/2015
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

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

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

While this program does indeed encrypt and decrypt very short e-mail messages, it's not a simple matter of giving the recipient a key. They also have to have this freeware program installed.

Encryption and Decryption has a sparse user interface, but it gets the job done. Five menu buttons are scattered at the top of the window, and a tree menu displays the options that come with each menu button. As far as settings go, you can run in invisible mode, and add a master password to access the program. To use the program, you simply type your message in the encryption field, but you can't exceed 255 characters, so messages will have to be brief. A text length counter at the top of the window is a nice touch, and it helps you keep track of your typing. It was awkward copying the encrypted message, as it didn't wrap in the window. A copy-to-clipboard feature would have been nice here. Using the decryption feature, we were able to paste the same message into the field, and successfully decrypt it.

Encryption and Decryption works fine, but its functionality is limited. We didn't like the idea of having to convince people to download the program to send them a few encrypted sentences, even when it's freeware. It cleanly uninstalled from our computer.

What's new in version 1.1

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

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Full Specifications

January 16, 2008
Latest update
September 3, 2015
Operating System
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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Developer's Description

Encrypt and decrypt e-mail messages.

A text encryption that allows you protect the privacy of your email messages. Encryption and Decryption encrypts your messages with AES 256-bit key encryption algorithm to provide high protection against unauthorized data access.

Once the information has been encrypted, you shouldn't worry your information can be seen by others - you can safely send or receive encrypted messages over the Internet to share private information with your friends, family, and co-workers. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.