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Password Tech v3.1.0 Updated

billon on 22 Jun 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Password Tech (formerly PWGen) provides a variety of security tools including a strong random password and data file generator, master password tool, and a text encryption tool.

  • Random number generator - the program can create lists of random characters or pass-phrases from word lists and uses mouse/keyboard activity to gather more entropy. The program includes lots of features to make these passwords easy and conform to any security standard.

  • Master password - lets you create strong passwords using two words, usually a single password with it's destination, creating strong passwords for every site ("email" is unique from "network"). It's an easy way to avoid writing down your passwords but always having them available.

  • Text encryption - draws from any application that supports a text copy/paste to encode (using the cliboard).
For both encryption and password generation, the program uses an open, standard algorithm (AES 256).

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PwTech.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: gpg4usb, Secure Password Generator
What's new? See:
https://pwgen-win.sourceforge.io/news/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-01-25 06:50

@webfork
Why was Gaijin.at Password Generator removed from the database? I have just tested it and it seems to be really portable.

smaragdus on 2015-01-26 14:54

@joby_toss
Thanks.

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VeraCrypt v1.24 Update 6 Updated

webfork on 31 May 2020
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Mar 2020
  • 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.

Category:
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 "Portable version" 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
Mixture on 2020-01-25 10:19

NOW, version 1.24 update 4 installs properly on my Windows 10 system! What the %*@?# is wrong with my computer?!

Gougueuleu on 2020-01-27 03:04

On MS windows, this is not a portable version : It needs an admin account, to dezip and install the exe.

webfork on 2020-01-27 09:59

@Gougueuleu: that's true, but we've listed admin in the requirements section. As to weather that's "true" portable depends on who you ask.

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Crypto Notepad v1.6.6

billon on 20 Jan 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2020
  • 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.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1+
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the 7z or ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypto Notepad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit, Steganos LockNote
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Crypto-Notepad/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.

vmars316 on 2018-12-20 14:40

Couldn't open zip file , had to use 7z .

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DataProtectionDecryptor v1.10

billon on 12 Sep 2019
  • 143KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Sep 2019
  • 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.

Category:
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 option to scan subfolders. For example, you can specify 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\*.*' as a base folder, spricy 'Infinite' in the 'Subfolder Depth' field and then DataProtectionDecryptor will decrypt all wireless keys of all network interfaces on your system.

ExcelPass 1.7.3.8

webfork on 4 Aug 2018
  • 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.

NOTE: May not work with more recent versions of Windows 10.

Category:
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.

Category:
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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Hyper Crypt v1.5.7.0

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Orca

Hyper Crypt allows file, folder, and text encryption, as well as file hashing and key/password generation. Files encrypted are renamed with "_enc" addendum, while folders are not renamed. The program can encrypt files using AES-256, RSA (asymetric / public key), and One-Time Pad. Hashing includes SHA-1, 256, 384, 512, and more.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET 4.0
Stealth: ? No. Details
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Hyper Crypt.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: IgorWare Hasher, PWGen, ClipSecure
What's new?
  • Improved key strength algorithm and progress bar to show strength percentage.
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-01-29 04:21

Site back online

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gpg4usb v0.3.3-2

webfork on 23 May 2018
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by gpg4usb

NOTE: This project is outdated and may be insecure or incompatible with more recent versions of GPG.

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gpg4usb is a basic, tabbed notepad tool with easy-to-use text and file encryption tools. Using the Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) security system means you can exchange encrypted text and files with someone you've never met, where most programs require a communicated password. Additionally, users can digitally "sign" and verify information to help establish integrity, ownership, or agreement.

Users need only exchange a "public key" with one another in order to communicate. New users will need to generate a key, while users of other compatible software can import their existing keys.

Functional in Linux (see How to Extract). GPG is a compatible, open source alternative to commercial PGP.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes. UTF-8
License: GPL v3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch start_windows.exe.

Linux users: Download the same package and run start_linux_32bit or start_linux_64bit.
Similar/alternative apps: CryptoTE
What's new?
Latest comments
gpg4usb on 2012-04-18 12:16

Hello,

In the last week we integrated 4 new languages.

@procyon: Thanks for the hint, we've put it on our bug list and already located the appropriate line in source, which causes this bug. So this will be fixed in the next release.

@mixture: We weren't sure, if we should integrate this, because it could confuse beginners, who read in other tutorials, that the should use the maximum keysize possible. Would be great, if you write your opinion to our mailing list. In fact we're not sure, if we should reduce the maximum key size again to 8192 (which is the maximum key size of any other gpg program We know).

@webfork: We've already integrated generation of RSA keys for the next release. So this will be possible soon. And the size of the DSA key is always 1024 bit (given by gpgme I think), the size of the EL Gamal subkey can be set higher...

gpg4usb on 2012-09-11 19:48

gpg4usb 0.3.2-1 released today!

0.3.2-1 generates safer gnupg-keys by default, with RSA and 1024bit minimum.
Including gpg binary was updated to version 1.4.12.

Bugfix:
Fix creation of empty Windows registry key on import from existing GnuPG

Have fun! http://gpg4usb.cpunk.de/

gpg4usb on 2014-08-20 20:22

New stable release 0.3.3-1

* gpg4usb-0.3.3-1 additionally contains a 64-bit linux binary now, so there's no need to have 32-bit compatibility libraries installed on a 64-bit linux system anymore

* we updated the included GnuPG-binaries from 1.4.16 to 1.4.18 for fixing some security issues

New alpha release 0.4

This release additionally contains binaries for MacOS. But since we had to rewrite the whole core, this release needs a lot of testing. So, if you want to be sure, better get the stable release. If you want to have a look what is planned for the release when it is finished have a look on our TODO-List.

-> Download: http://gpg4usb.org

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Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA v2.3.9

webfork on 28 Feb 2017
  • 652KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA is a small file encryption tool that uses a handy "drop box" interface to make encryption and decryption fast and easy. Uses the Twofish encryption algorithm

Note:

  • File size is limited. Maximum file size depends on 1/2 free memory (for example: with a RAM of 512 MB RAM you can encrypt a 256 MB file). The author recommends TrueCrypt for larger files.
  • The website is in German, but the program is in English.
  • Starting from version 2.2.0, Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA is no longer backwards-compatible with data encrypted using Blowfish or TEA.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files
  3. Launch DCU.exe
What's new?
  • Several minor bugs were fixed.
Latest comments
New_Order on 2013-12-31 13:29

@Craunch & @webfork: Thanks a lot!

s66901024 on 2015-01-23 01:07

@New_Oder: Any chance to support unicode ?

New_Order on 2015-01-24 16:06

@s66901024: Sorry, not in the near future

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VaultPad v1.2

webfork on 2 Nov 2016
  • 988KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Dec 2014
  • Suggested by kitsaros

VaultPad is a simple text and file encryptor. The program can take text, attachments, or both to create an easy-to-share XML file for storage or sharing.

The program uses AES cipher (symmetric-key pairs) to encrypt local messages and RSA/AES cipher (public/private key pairs) for shared messages. A SHA-512 cipher is used to hash passwords, so they aren't stored in the application itself. A MD5 algorithm is used to check embedded files for corruption. VaultPad will handle third party public keys to be able to encrypt/decrypt their files directly.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VaultPad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Cryptnote
What's new? Added:
  • Undo/Redo actions.
  • Smaller application.

Blowfish Advanced CS v2.57

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Blowfish Advanced CS is a easy to use encryption and disk wipe program, removing the extra step of typing in a password every time you view an encrypted file. Instead, the program caches the key and allows the dynamic viewing of encrypted files, renamed to a .BFA extension. To view, open them inside the Blowfish Advanced CS file manager or drag-and-drop them into the program window. Note that edits are not dynamically encrypted to the same location. Files must be decrypted and then edited.

The program includes a variety of security options including use of a key disk, a time-out for available decryption, multiple algorithms including Blowfish (default), AES, Twofish, Serpent, etc., multiple file / empty disk space shredding options, and more. Compression options are also available.

Note: Official webpage is offline. Linking to archive.org (thanks Baas).

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Apache 2.0 (source available on SourceForge)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bfacs.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
Latest comments
Allen on 2015-02-28 15:48

@Mixture; I just copied and pasted the link "https://web.archive.org/web/20130422065149/http://www.lassekolb.info/bfacs.htm" and I was able to download, where as before I was clicking the link. Thanks.
I quit using afterdawn.com many years ago as I was always getting nasty's along with any download.
Thanks again.

Mixture on 2015-03-01 15:21

You're welcome, Allen.

__philippe on 2017-03-28 20:11

Current download link https://www.portablefreeware.com/download.php?dd=117
seems to work fine here, launched from either WinXP or Win7 platforms.
Try again.

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MultiObfuscator v2.00

webfork on 26 Aug 2016

MultiObfuscator is a feature-rich crytography tool with seeded random number generator, deniable cryptography, 256 meg of secret file or 256k of secret text (text/email mode), multiple algorithms, data obfuscation, and steganalysis resistance. Includes unique layers of security and obfuscation with 256bit+256bit symmetric-key cryptography with KDF4 password extension, 256bit symmetric-key data scrambling (CSPRNG-based shuffling), 256bit symmetric-key data whitening (CSPRNG-based noise mixing), and adaptive X-square correction.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiObfuscator.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: gpg4usb
Latest comments
blackvisionit on 2011-07-26 23:51

Loaded but still private...

Mixture on 2011-12-29 16:39

Cosimo, shouldn't you admit that the actual file limit is only 64Mb in the lowest Noise/Data ratio (300%). The actual text limit is a limited 46k in the same Noise/Data ratio. That mean's a 64Mb file automatically grows 4 times bigger and there's nothing you can you about it! A 46k text file grows over 5 fatter! What good it that?

Mixture on 2012-07-28 03:41

I tested version 2.00 of this bizarre software. It doesn't look any better. It certainly hasn't performed any better. Still the same old bad limitations. I would not recommend this software.

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CryptoTE v0.5.390

Checker on 5 Oct 2016
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2009
  • Suggested by Mixture

CryptoTE is a feature-rich, tabbed secure notepad program that uses the powerful and easy to use Scintilla text editing widget, the same as used by Notepad++. Security features include integrated compression, automatic backup, auto-close after periods of inactivity, password generator, and the Serpent encryption algorithm. Notepad features include fast Find interface, multi-level undo, and insert date/time.

Linux version included. Container can include binary files as well as text.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: CryptoTE.ini
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the "Standalone" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cryptote[version].exe.

For Win9X/ME, launch cryptote-0.5.390-ansi.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-04-20 21:03

This program has my favorite password generator function, creating alternately the most random looking passwords or, using the "pronoucable" feature some legitimately easy to remember‭ (‬yet still strong) ‬passwords.

Also,‭ ‬I‭’‬ve been using GPG4USB for my passwords for quite a while now,‭ ‬but sort of annoyed by the lack of a‭ ‬search‭ ‬function‭ (‬I‭’‬ve suggested that to the developers,‭ ‬but there hasn‭’‬t been a release in quite a while‭)‬.‭ May switch to this or ask the devs to support GPG.

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TrueCrypt v7.1a

Midas on 26 Apr 2016

TrueCrypt creates and opens secure volumes that function like an attached drive, making it possible to move files to and from a secure place, as well as open and run. Additional security features include support for key files and hidden volumes inside regular ones (for plausible deniability) for higher security, as well as hardware acceleration and benchmark tools for speed.

Supports a range of encryption algorithms including AES, Serpent, and Twofish, as well as combinations (e.g. Serpent + Twofish) in the event that one of them is eventually cracked.

Note: This program may have unfixed security vulnerabilities.  As version 7.2 only allows the opening of TrueCrypt volumes, not their creation, we are linking to a mirrror of Version 7.1a.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_TRUECRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
License: Open Source: TrueCrypt License Version 3.0 (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select the Extract option to extract files to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch TrueCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running TrueCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Traveler Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: VeraCrypt, FreeOTFE
What's new?
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-05-29 15:32

There are two TrueCrypt clones, VeraCrypt 1.0c and HaDES 1.1.

VeraCrypt seems to be still active.
http://veracrypt.codeplex.com/

HaDES seems to be a dead link.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/HaDES.shtml
http://hadeshdencrypt.sourceforge.net/

Mixture on 2014-05-29 15:47

Even the Wayback Machine (web.archive.org) has excluded the TrueCrypt/sourceforge and Truecrypt.org webpages.

SlowLearner on 2014-05-29 16:44

TrueCrypt has gone - v7.2 instructs you to stop using it

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Eclipse v0.24

webfork on 4 Nov 2016
  • 255KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by donald

Eclipse quickly encrypts/decrypt text, useful for adding security to instant messaging and email conversations. A customizable hotkey system (by default Ctrl+Shift+E) works on highlighted text to copy encrypted text to the clipboard after prompting for a password. Secure text can then be pasted into any editor or application and then decrypted via the same method.

The program is an interface for a command-line utility called MySecret, which uses the Blowfish encryption algorithm. Eclipse is written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Eclipse.EXE.
What's new?
  • Added support for spaces and symbols in passwords.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-08-24 07:07

@webfork
see contact by email at http://sector-seven.net/contact

webfork on 2013-08-25 19:08

Thanks Baas, that's correct.

webfork on 2016-11-17 23:07

Very cool program -- I like the simplicity and ease of integration with any other chat or email program.

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MAXA Crypt Mobile v1.2.0.42

webfork on 29 Aug 2015

MAXA Crypt Mobile allows anyone to easily encrypt files, directory trees, and text. Multiple files can be encrypted and compressed into a single file. Uses the 256-bit AES algorithm.

Adware note: the program shows an "about" page at startup with advertisements for other MAXA tools.

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware (Ad Supported)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MAXACryptMobile.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip
Latest comments
TH on 2010-07-21 20:44

Starts with an ad for MAXA Security Tools.

Mixture on 2016-09-24 14:41

I tried using this portable app to encrypt three test files. The input clearly let me add three files without trouble. However, after encryption, only the first first was actually encrypted. The other two files were ignored.
So, I am not going to use this broken encryption app.

joby_toss on 2016-09-24 15:43

Is CrypTEA better? ;) All I know is that it's not portable.

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MAXA Text-2-EXE v3.3.0.1

webfork on 29 Aug 2015

MAXA Text-2-EXE is a self-contained encrypted notes program allowing you to hide secure information such as serial numbers, passwords, phone numbers, etc. The program interface is a normal text editor with the added ability to save to an encrypted file. No program is necessary to open the file as each file is saved as an executable file, eliminating the need for an external viewer.

Adware note: the program shows an "about" page at startup with advertisements for other MAXA tools.

Claims use of AES 256-bit encryption.

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware (Ad Supported)
How to extract: Download text2exe.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: CryptoTE
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2010-07-21 22:30

This is Nagware.You cant use it without the "About" page showing first,
which is just an advertisement for other Maxa Products

smaragdus on 2015-08-29 23:04

This is the missing forum thread:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6519
By the way it is a shame they ruined the program with the ugly 'About' screen.

webfork on 2015-08-29 23:35

smaragdus: thanks, updated entry

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removableTrezor v1.0.5

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

removableTrezor creates an encrypted data store (a so-called vault or trezor). These password protected stores may be stored in several places (located on several discs, or even several computers). It is a one-user application, and may only be run from one single computer.

Note: Main site is offline -- looking for site mirrors.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch removableTrezor.exe.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2011-03-06 07:47

Works like an encrypted archive file with one main feature - if you type in the wrong password more than three times, your data is gone forever!

webfork on 2011-09-01 23:13

Download.com staff gave this a bad review. http://download.cnet.com/removableTrezor/3000-2092_4-10603939.html

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Steganos LockNote v1.0.5

Checker on 6 Oct 2015

LockNote works in two ways: it is a notepad that encrypts everything you put inside and also creates copies of itself when you drag-drop a text file into it. You end up with a new EXE that displays the content of that text file when run using the correct password.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LockNote.exe.
What's new? New:
  • Changed default font to Lucida Console to avoid 1/l - O/0 confusion.
  • Font typeface can be selected (Arial/Courier New/Lucida Console/Tahoma/Verdana).
  • Font size can be selected (9/10/12/14).
  • LockNote saves window size, font size and font typeface.
Fixed:
  • Find Dialog: Enter/Tab/Escape/Space/Ctrl-V keys work.
  • Find Dialog: Message displayed if search string is not found.
  • Find Dialog: F3 brings up Find Dialog or finds next result.
Latest comments
Mirek on 2009-02-08 08:26

New version LockNote 1.0.4:
https://www.steganos.com/products/data-security/locknote/overview/

Please update

Gris on 2009-11-14 17:22

It would be nice if LockNote will have an option to increase font sizes.

codeNinja on 2015-10-05 08:17

For everyone still using this, be aware that version 1.0.5 still has some bugs.

User review from username al156243 in sourceforge posted this on 01/04/2015

"Locknote has a clean simple design. I would be very useful if not for a fatal bug where it occasionally fails to save changes. There is no error message or any other indication that it has failed. I have had it working perfectly for a long period of time and, for no reason, suddenly stops updating changes. If I use "save as" to create a new file, it will continue to work but will eventually fail again for no apparent reason. "

User review from username fireshadow500 in sourceforge posted this on 02/22/2013

"Be careful - LockNote silently fails to save data. You can tell by watching the Modified timestamp ... when it fails it doesn't change. I lost critical banking login details. I am using KeePass now, which isn't great for handling text but at least it is reliable."

review link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/locknote/reviews/

If you still want to use this, make backups when updating the content and always check if content is saved properly.

An alternative to this is fSekrit (smaller and works the same as lockNote) http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=784

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FreeOTFE v5.21

webfork on 6 Nov 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2012
  • Suggested by Rails

FreeOTFE, named for "on-the-fly disk encryption" creates one or more encrypted virtual disks using numerous available encryption algorithms (e.g. AES, Twofish, Serpent, and many more), and can be used to encrypt entire partitions. A separate application that doesn't require administrative rights called FreeOTFE Explorer is also available from the same site, using an Explorer-like interface (see version comparison).

64-bit users: FreeOTFE Explorer is functional, but Windows 7 64-bit users cannot use FreeOTFE as the drivers are unsigned.

Note: On startup, you will receive a message asking you to use portable mode drivers to start the virtual disk drivers (you need administrator rights to do this, otherwise the menu item will be grayed out). When you shutdown the program, you will also be given the option to stop the virtual disk drivers.

Note: Site offline -- linking to Sourceforge mirror.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights for non-Explorer version
Stealth: ? No. Device/service entries are created in the registry.
License: Freeware/Open Source: FreeOTFE Explorer License (v1.1)
How to extract: If using FreeOTFE Explorer:
Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeOTFEExplorer.exe

If using FreeOTFE:
Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeOTFE.exe

Optionally, to disable the "do you want to enable portable mode?" prompt:

* Launch FreeOTFE.exe /portable on /noexit

or

* Open the View - Options menu and select the Advanced tab. Click Autostart portable mode if FreeOTFE drivers not installed/running
Similar/alternative apps: VeraCrypt
What's new?
  • Added Russian language translation.
  • Added translator credit to "About..." dialog.
  • Minor tweaks to portableapps .com launcher.
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webfork on 2014-12-24 01:34

Peter202: for reasons I can get into in the forums, I still recommend TrueCrypt despite issues mentioned in the press. Still for most people, FreeOTFE is more than adequate.

Peter202 on 2014-12-24 10:27

@webfork What exactly is the danger of using TrueCrypt? I need encryption software mostly to create a virtual volume from which i want to run my portable applications.

webfork on 2014-12-27 01:54

Peter202: please see http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=69884#p69884 ... I still use TrueCrypt.

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fSekrit v1.4

smaragdus on 25 May 2018
  • 57KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2009
  • Suggested by dasfx

fSekrit is a notepad that encrypts saved information in self-contained executable (.EXE) files. Created files don't need fSekrit and can be access by simply double-clicking the item and entering the correct password.

Uses the widely recognized 256-bit AES encryption and unencrypted data is never saved to disk, making it even more secure.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source (github)
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Create a new file called fSekrit.portable
  3. Launch fSekrit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CryptoTE
What's new? - fixed: long-standing bug where failing to save changes when closing fSekrit
with a modified document would cause fSekrit to exit, rather than notifying of
error and let user attempt to save again.
- fixed: saves are *finally* done properly, by saving to a temporary file and
replacing the current file only when all the file writing business is done.
- added: font selection dialog, no longer do you need to much around with the
registry to set another default font. The font is still not stored in your
document, though, and is single global per-user registry setting.
- added: "portable" mode, which (for now) means it will not use %TEMP% to store
it's temporary editor executable, but instead store it in the same folder as
the opened document. Registry is still used for font selection, though!
To enabel this feature, create a file called "fSekrit.portable" in the same
folder as the document you want to function in portable mode.
- added: URLs are now recognized and turned into hyperlinks.
- fixed: Read-only notes should be a lot more sane - changed from confusing
"make read-only" that half-worked to "Save As Read-only" that works :)
- fixed: Win9x and NT4 support has been broken since version 1.35. Release builds
are now done with an older compiler toolchain, and 9x/NT4 support is back :)
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Sherman J on 2018-05-25 16:10

You can easily get the fsekrit program from the wayback machine at:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170214195855/http://f0dder.dcmembers.com/fsekrit.index.php it says it is also valid for Win7 use.

Sherman J on 2018-05-26 12:56

I found that the version of the zip for fsekrit on the waybackmachine for 2015 is valid at 49kbytes size, the some in later snapshots are only 10kbytes and do not work.

smaragdus on 2018-05-26 18:53

@Sherman J
You do not need to download fSekrit from The Internet Archive, you can get it from its official website.

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Omziff v3.3

webfork on 11 Jan 2020
  • 422KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2009
  • Suggested by Kenny

Omziff is a security tool with a variety of functions including encryption, random password generation, file splitting and simple file shredding.

Available encryption algorithms include Blowfish, Cast128, Gost, IDEA, Misty1, AES/Rijndael and Twofish.

NOTE: Site offline -- linking to archive.org link.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch omziff.exe.
Latest comments
monaplasta on 2010-01-26 08:59

broked link

donald on 2010-05-23 06:45

find the download at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/Omziff.shtml
softpedia is hosting v3.2

and find v3.3 through http://xtort.net/freeware/xtort-software/omziff/

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ClipSecure v1.2

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

ClipSecure is a simple text and file encryption utility that uses automatic compression and many industry-standard algorithms, including AES. The text encryption operates within the Windows clipboard, and therefore can be used within any text-based program and most email clients. File encryption includes file wipe capability and is intended primarily for files under 10 megs.

Category:
System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch clipsecure.exe
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ben on 2007-03-13 08:45

One of the best in this category, but it does not support unicode.

ed on 2007-09-01 04:51

I have been using ClipSecure for over a year now, and I love it. I use it for my emails with my family and to secure my confidential documents on my portable USB dive when I travel. I keep a copy on the drive and load it onto any computer I use at any net cafe. I am not a sophisticated user, and it is very convenient and user friendly for me.

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Crypditor v1.21

webfork on 2 Nov 2016

Crypditor is a tabbed text editor that encrypts what you write. It is designed to store sensitive information such as PINs, serial numbers, passwords etc. The encrypted data is stored together with the EXE file itself, so launching the program will load the information directly after entering password.

Uses the AES encryption algorithm.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the single EXE file to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypditor.exe.
Latest comments
Andrew Lee on 2006-09-15 00:41

Not if you make changes and save with a password.

Angkor on 2007-08-21 04:18

The advantage of Crypditor: it can handle more than one textfile. And it works with Vista.

infestedtassadar-x17 on 2008-12-27 22:26

This program saved a few of my documents to plane text (document was saved at the end of the file.) Not sure if I am just using a password that's too long. Check it with Notepad++

fsekrit is a good program also but doesn't have tabbing

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CryptNote v1.01

billon on 19 Apr 2020
  • 20KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 2006
  • Suggested by Yucca

CryptNote is a basic secure text editor that transparently encrypts/decrypts text with a password.

Similar in design to Windows Notepad and uses the AES/Rijndael encryption algorithm.

NOTE: Website is gone, linking to Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cryptnote.exe.
Latest comments
David Evans on 2006-05-30 09:20

Only 20 bytes? Now that's what I call a lightweight program. ;-)

Andrew Lee on 2006-05-30 22:50

Sorry! My typo. It should be 20KB.

CD2100 on 2008-11-19 14:49

Dariusz Stanislawek is the king of lightweight portable (encryption)freeware! although i don't use cryptnote very often, it is of the same calibre as his other creations!
check out his page on the other products. http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware/ Stanislawek is truly a programming genius!

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