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Zero Footprint Crypt for Windows

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Key Details of Zero Footprint Crypt

  • Secure your data with powerful encryption using the unique ZeroFootprint (no disk write) decryption.
  • Last updated on 11/8/2008
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

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

Editors' Review

Download.com staff
This feature-filled freeware application encrypts, decrypts, and displays many common file types, but the default deletion of unencrypted originals may cause some user woes. Zero Footprint Crypt's customizable tree-style interface gives users a welcome choice between two appearances and toolbars. The program offers six encryption algorithms for viewing common unencrypted image files. Most novice users will find all options of this program easy to use. Advanced users will quickly see the program has enough options and extra features to make this a daily-use utility. Unlike many similar utilities, encrypting a file with Zero Footprint Crypt deletes the original, but this feature is easily turned off in the program's option interface. This utility also can create encrypted files that are self-decrypting for those without the program. It can easily serve as a replacement file explorer. Most image and sound files are easily opened in the media-viewer window. The wipe feature merely deletes the file byte by byte and isn't up to Department of Defense security standards. This freeware surpasses many common and costly file-encryption utilities and would be a welcome addition to the privacy tools for any level of user.

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Full Specifications

May 1, 2004
Latest update
November 8, 2008
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 95, Windows 98
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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Developer's Description

Secure your data with powerful encryption using the unique ZeroFootprint (no disk write) decryption.
Chose from six powerful encryption algorithms to encrypt files and totally wipe the original file off the drive. The inbuilt viewers allow you to view many common types of files including movie, image and sound files. For the image files supported, you may choose to view these without decrypting them to a file (zero footprint). The process allows for maximum security as the (decrypted) file is never written to the HD.