fsLock (lite)

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 5, 2009

Suitable for home users and small commercial concerns, the easy-to-use app FsLock encrypts and locks files to keep them secure. Password-protecting the utility is a simple matter, and keeps its secure while running in the system tray.

FsLock launches a large, essentially empty interface with a few command menus that offers a functional, straightforward appearance. A step-by-step manual is available for download from the developer's Web site, but navigating and comprehending the app's function is relatively easy. This free app performed well in our tests. It responded quickly to our clicks, and we liked the ease of using drag-and-drop to secure files. The log of activity provided a handy reference, and deleting files from within the app's interface was also simple to accomplish.

Although encrypted files resisted our efforts to open them, we were disappointed that FsLock apparently offers only one level of encryption--and we could find no details on what the particular method of encryption might be. Still, home users and small businesses with minimal security issues will probably find this free encryption utility sufficient for their needs.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2

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


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added June 23, 2008
Version 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or Higher


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Developer's Description

fsLock is a full suited security program that locks, encrypts, securely deletes, monitors and protects files and processes on your computer. Drag and Drop support from Windows is supported and direct access to the processes running is also available. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

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