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PGP-ICQ for Windows

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Key Details of PGP-ICQ

  • Encrypt your ICQ messages with this privacy utility.
  • Last updated on August 19, 2015
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

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

Editors' Review

Download.com staff
This program encrypts your ICQ messages, but they can only be read by others using a PGP decryption tool. Low overhead and easy installation make it a simple addition for ICQ users who want to ensure their messages are private. The configuration interface is a basic Windows dialog box. The program merely adds a single button with a few encryption/decryption options to your ICQ window. Pretty Good Privacy is a time-tested encryption system that uses a two-key system--simply two sequences of characters. You create a public key that anyone can find on your ICQ profile or on a key server so that anyone can send encrypted messages to you. PGP-ICQ uses your private key to automatically decrypt the message. You don't have to remember others' public keys as PGP-ICQ autosaves them for future use. It takes longer to explain PGP-ICQ than to use it, but novices and advanced users alike will enjoy the functionality it adds to ICQ.

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Full Specifications

February 6, 2001
Latest update
August 19, 2015
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Encrypt your ICQ messages with this privacy utility.
PGP-ICQ is an encryption plug-in for ICQ that allows users to encrypt/decrypt their ICQ messages using PGP keys. It works with Windows and does not require the user to have the PGP software installed. This program also features a built-in tool to manage PGP keys. Version 0.95 features a user's manual, the ability to exchange public keys through ICQ, and PGPKeys can now generate keys of any length and expiration date.

Note: If you are using PGP-ICQ with ICQ 2000, you must switch to the single message mode.