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Giveaway of the day — abylon BASIC 16

Encrypt your diaries, pictures or other secret documents easily!
$25.94 EXPIRED
User rating: 43 (69%) 19 (31%) 34 comments

abylon BASIC 16 was available as a giveaway on September 7, 2017!

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Removes unwanted programs down to the last byte!

abylon BASIC is a collection for encrypting, signing, compressing, searching, copying, or moving of files and folders. The software supports the blowfish- and AES encryption algorithm and passwords, smart cards, certificates, and USB sticks. All modules integrate completely into the context menu of the File Explorer. Encrypt your diaries, pictures or other secret documents easily with abylon BASIC!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Abylonsoft

Homepage:

http://www.abylonsoft.com/basic/index.htm

File Size:

61.3 MB

Price:

$25.94

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#12

It sounds good but..... If anything goes wrong with your OS and you reinstall or you update the software of your not around your computer but you have the file after this offer is gone. So is your data unless you pay. Best to use freeware.. and in my experience best not use encryption on data you must have.

Reply   |   Comment by IceTheNEt  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

IceTheNEt, you can use a trial to unlock you files.

Reply   |   Comment by Ash01  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

IceTheNEt,
Or you can use the freeware abylon READER for decoding.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Nice offer on the face of it but somehow the developer has not really made an overwhelmingly enthusiastic impression on the home front.
As such, no thanks, better luck next time :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

I closed avg but setup.exe only opens as far as the Activating window.

Reply   |   Comment by beans  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#9

This isn't truly necessary -- there are excellent freeware utilities available. One may already be on your machine: 7Zip. Many people don't know you can also encrypt files via rightclick context menu with it, using AES.

Another popular one, also using AES, would be AxCrypt.
I stopped using AxCrypt when I discovered it sometimes renders mp3 files corrupt after encrypting and decrypting it. Therefore, if you want to stick to AES, 7ZIp would be the better choice, since it's the best compression software in any case.

Personally, I simply do not trust AES however, since it has a much too strong (for my liking) connection with the US Government and NSA, who was amongst the judges who chose it as the current encryption standard.

If you like other and better options, such as Serpent and TwoFish, then Cryptermite v 2.0b would be your best choice -- it also has rightclick context menu integration, is continuously updated (last on 17 August 2017), can create an encrypted self-extracting file (other people do not need to have it installed to decrypt the file, similar to 7 Zip and AxCrypt), and it has some other functions including secure chat function & a stego function, should you ever need it.

I simply use it, since it's the only freeware using TwoFish or Serpent, with rightclick function, which can also create self-extracting encrypted file.
In other words, similar to 7 Zip and AxCrypt, but with with better encryption.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#8

The help file tells me that I can create and install my own "certificate", but it doesn't tell me WHY I would want to do that. So, I'll ask. Why WOULD I want or need to do that?

I've been wanting something like this for a while. I appreciate software like this. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Elaine LaBorde  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Hi Elaine LaBorde,
Our software abylon BASIC offers symmetric encryption and asymmetric encryption.
A password or hardware key is used for symmetric encryption. This key is identical for encryption and decryption.
Asymmetric encryption requires a so-called certificate. This can be created with the software via the module abylon SELFCERT. The certificate consists of two parts. The public key is necessary for encryption. The private key is used for decryption. The advantage is that third parties can encrypt a file which only I personally decrypt.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#7

There are a number of things in German, especially in the Help file, which is kind of UNhelpful to most of us. Some editing is in order, I do believe.

Reply   |   Comment by Elaine LaBorde  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

Installed on USB flash drive and PC.

Its overly complicated and slow compared to AxCrypt and FlashCrypt.

On USB flash drive it has a huge interface where other offerings like USBsecurity have a simple executable.

So going to uninstall, as its unusable in its current form.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#5

Dear Experts!

I do not need to encrypty, but, desperately to DECRYPT TrueCrypt file. after have lost password.

For 5 years since then , I've been looking for solutions, but nothing works, despite statements about bakdooor two TrueCrypt

Honorable Experts ANY SOLUTION PLEASE !!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Garry  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Hi Garry,

take a look to this site:

http://downloads.informer.com/unprotect-info/1.4/

maybe it helps!
icho

Reply   |   Comment by icho  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Garry, unless you're with the NSA, or know someone who is, the chances of opening that file are pretty much zero. And even then...

There are two rumors (and I stress RUMORS) about TrueCrypt.

The first is that the author killed it because it was discovered he gave the government back door access.

The second is that the government demanded back door access, and rather than give it to them (unlike Microsoft, who has bent over for the government with every version of Windows since 95), he killed it.

Either way, it remains impenetrable for mere mortals.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

I was attracted by the Abylon Paste and Abylon Find context menu options in Windows Explorer (in order to compare their speed with in-built explorer copy and find). However, I am unable to find these two new options when I right-click on any file.

I can only see the right click Abylon encrypting option but nothing else.

Can anyone see the Abylon Paste and Abylon Find when right clicking ?

Thanks,

Mike on Windows XP sp3

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Hi Mike Mike,
check in the "abylon BASIC settings" on the site "Explorer Plugin Setting" if this functions are activated.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike Mike,

As always, when all else fails, try reading the Help file. LOL.

It's pretty easy, actually. Just go to the folder/files you want to copy and select them in the usual manner. Go to the destination folder and right click, and there it is in the context menu.

Reply   |   Comment by Elaine LaBorde  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Elaine LaBorde,

Yes, thanks for pointing this. It works by using a mix of the in-built Copy explorer menu and then going to destination folder by using the Abylon Paste right click option.

@Abylonsoft, I assume that therefore the Copy speed would be identical than using the original copy & paste functions in Explorer ?

Thanks,
Mike

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

Darn, I thought maybe it was a version of BASIC language. Never mind I guess.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Hi Therese,
this is perhaps somewhat confusing. But "Basic" does not only refer to a programming language but also to "simple" or "elementary". With the abylon BASIC software, files can be easily encrypted using the File Explorer context menu.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

You guys capitalized BASIC which is why it looks like the programming language. And we aren't stupid, everyone knows what the word basic means.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Schmoe  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Hi Joe Schmoe,
That is of course correct. But we all capitalize on our product names, such as abylon SHREDDER or abylon EXIF-CLEANER.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

abylonsoft, the programming language of BASIC is capitalized because it is an acronym for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.

When dealing with things in the computer field, it's an accepted standard that BASIC is a programming language, and basic or Basic is just simple. Which is part of the reason why the creator of BASIC named it so that would be it's acronym. She probably thought is was worth a giggle. :)

If you keep using a capitalized BASIC in your name, you will continue to confuse people over this. Of course, as always, it's your choice.

Though as to the merits of this software package, I'll have to pass as I have no need in the foreseeable future to encrypt my files, they're mostly games and a few inexpensive software development packages which are sorely underused.

Thanks for doing a giveway of the day with your software. :)

Reply   |   Comment by meerling  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

abylonsoft, just because you choose to do a gramaticaly wrong thing accross the board to SHOUT a product name does not change the meaning of the acronym BASIC that is likely older than you!

Surely if you are using your other products to justify this programs obscure name, shouldn't it be something like:

Abylon ENCRYPT-IT Basic

All the other Abylon products shown here have capitalised descriptive names while "BASIC 16" does not express or imply anything to do with Encryption!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

abylonsoft, This reminds me of when I was working as a freelance cameraman/producer in Taiwan, and teaching English on the side, in the mid-1980's. (Showing my age here!)

Several of my students over a period of 2-3 years told me that they were planning to learn BASIC -- believing it to be an introduction to computers! Indeed, this naive belief was even encouraged by several evening class schools offering courses in it, without making clear that it WASN'T an introduction to computers.

I imagine a whole bunch of people who did sign up for such courses got "turned off" computers for several years, when they found it was "so boring"...

Yes, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing....

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I agree....the question has not been answered! Is this a 6-month license? A one year license? Or? Does one still get updates with this download? After the license "expires", does the program still work or is the data, etc. that one has encrypted just get "lost"? A tad more definition please!

Reply   |   Comment by HellsBells  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

HellsBells, ohh sorry.
This version can be used indefinitely!

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

HellsBells,
We offer a freeware with the software abylon READER, which decrypts encrypted files. In addition, the abylon BASIC trial version can be downloaded from our homepage and tested for 30 days without restrictions.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

abylonsoft, I did that and the trial version could decrypt a test-file.
A but strange about pop-up on the site; a file 27Mb becomes 56Mb:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/me02g22ctv130yw/TrialDownload.png?dl=0

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Ootje,
Due to problems we had to add the redist pack to the setup several times, which is why the file sizes changed so much. Sorry, but we haven't adjusted the file size yet.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#1

Is there any time limitations for this program?

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Hi dadams,
The GOTD-version is identical to the official version of abylonsoft. However, this free version can only be installed today and is for private use only. In addition, support is somewhat limited and the update discount is lower.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

abylonsoft, You have not answered his question.

Reply   |   Comment by laxative  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

laxative, are you sure? To me they have answered very completely, functionally identical to the paid for BASIC edition, then goes on to state the standard giveaway of the day restrictions and discount to update is less ofa discount than if you had paid the full price initially... sounds reasonable to me what do you feel is missed out?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi dadams,
the software can be used without time limit.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
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