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VeraCrypt v1.21 Updated

billon on 10 Jul 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by abc

VeraCrypt is volume encryption software that functions like an attached drive, making it possible to actively work with data like any other drive until the volume is dismounted. The program supports favorites, hot keys, hardware acceleration, and auto-mount options. Includes a variety of available tools for added security including keyfiles, security tokens, hidden volumes, auto-dismount, cascaded encryption and cached password management.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, VeraCrypt Portable is also available.

VeraCrypt is based on the inactive TrueCrypt, attempting to solve some of the program's documented weaknesses. The program can open and convert TrueCrypt volumes.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_VERACRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted to install, select the Extract option and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch VeraCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running VeraCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Portable Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
What's new? See:
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Release Notes.html
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-09-11 16:07

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Shadeclan on 2017-05-31 16:41

CodePlex, the repository of Veracrypt, has been shut down and Veracrypt can now be found here: https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html

Mixture on 2017-07-11 17:29

Version 1.21 still does not install on my Windows 10 system. I had the same problem with the 1.20 version of VeraCrypt.

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DataProtectionDecryptor v1.05 Updated

billon on 8 Jul 2017
  • 146KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by billon

DataProtectionDecryptor allows you to decrypt passwords and other information encrypted by the DPAPI (Data Protection API) system of Windows operating system, such as passwords of Microsoft Outlook accounts, credentials files of Windows, wireless network keys, passwords in some versions of Internet Explorer, passwords and cookies of Chrome Web browser.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DataProtectionDecryptor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: EncryptedRegView
What's new?
  • Added 'Display Encrypted Data In Lower Pane' option.

Crypto Notepad v1.1.1 Updated

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2016
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Crypto Notepad is a simple, notepad-like text editor that encrypts saved files. Other features include font and color customization, word wrap, shortcut keys, and auto-lock on minimize. You can press the lock icon to hide information without closing the application (will switch to a password prompt).

Utilizes the AES encryption algorithm with available 128, 192, and 256 key sizes.

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System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.5
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypto Notepad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit, Steganos LockNote
What's new?
  • Fixed #6

Full Change Log:
https://github.com/Sigmanor/Crypto-Notepad/wiki/Release-Notes
Latest comments
Hawk on 2017-02-13 14:20

Don't have tabs?

webfork on 2017-02-13 22:52

@Hawk: no but feel free to request that feature on the github site. Author is fairly responsive.

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ExcelPass 1.7.3.8 Updated

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ExcelPass easily adds password protection to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF and ZIP files. The program supports drag-and-drop and can quickly encode one or more files to use standard security, meaning it can be opened by compatible viewers and editors, including Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Adobe Acrobat, and many more. Both read and write protection are available (excluding ZIP files, which do not support write restrictions).

The program can also disable security via the same interface (click the unlock button). Functional in 64-bit.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: dotNET 4.0
License: MIT (source)
How to extract: Download the "no-installer" 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice using a program like PeaExtractor. Launch ExcelPass.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: gpg4usb
What's new?
  • Minor correction.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-08-21 20:14

Although there are a variety of other ways to add a password to Office and ZIP files, there is no PDF encryption component (either read or write) in the free versions of PDF-XChange, Foxit, and Adobe Acrobat. As a result, this is a very nice addition for PDF users.

spicydog on 2017-01-21 12:37

Works fine for zip and pdf files but nothing happens on xls(x) and doc(x) files :(

Am I missing something?

webfork on 2017-01-22 20:34

@spicydog: there is a known bug with creating a read-only password, which is being explored by the author. However, I just recently tested view without issue, and had no issues with DOCX or ZIP files. Files were generated with Office 2010 and 7zip. Please post in forums (or on the github page) if you keep having issues.

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SteganoG v1.30

billon on 6 Apr 2017

SteganoG hides an encrypted file inside a image file (BMP or RAW) and acts as a carrier. Also known as steganography, the program offers a variety of encryption algorithms including Blowfish, TEA, and Twofish.

Note that the included Skipjack and RC4 algorithms have known weaknesses.

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System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SteganoG.exe.
What's new? See German changelog here.
Latest comments
Kranor on 2007-02-21 01:03

Does not seem to decrypt properly when using blowfish. I am unsure if it is the encrypt of decrypt side that is causing the issue. RC4 encryption works perfectly.

kiest on 2010-07-23 02:51

Does not encrypt/decrypt properly with all methods, but RC4 works fine. When CompressData is enabled, the decrypted file is smaller sized. When CompressData is disabled, the decrypted file seems to be the correct size but it is not the original file (checksum mismatch/content unreadable).

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