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PGP-ICQ for Windows

By Samopal CorporationFreeUser Rating

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

GENERAL
Release
February 6, 2001
Latest update
August 19, 2015
Version
0.95
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/NT/2000
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
36,016
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

3/5

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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.