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Giveaway of the day — File Defender

File Defender - protect your files from unauthorized access with ease!
$34.95 EXPIRED
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File Defender was available as a giveaway on April 17, 2007!

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File Defender is powerful and easy-to-use software that comprehensively protects all of your important files. The software creates encrypted executables, thus removing the need for the software to decrypt files on other computers.

Because the software is based on a very strong encryption algorithm, it is impossible to gain access to protected files without a password. It has a built-in key generator that creates absolutely unique combinations. File Defender is simple to use due to its seamless and user-friendly interface.

System Requirements:

Windows 9x/98SE/ME/NT 4.0 (with SP4)/2000/XP/2003

Publisher:

Enplase Research

Homepage:

http://enplase.com/pages/File+Defender+description.html

File Size:

1.97 MB

Price:

$34.95

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#100

it's that free?

Reply   |   Comment by bumdek  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

This is a good program but a freeware that is much much better is AxCrypt - http://www.axantum.com/AxCrypt/
It doesn't change the file size at all and is very easy to use, though I haven't been able to password protect/encrypt a folder with this program , can anyone advise the process in which this can be done?

Reply   |   Comment by Jordan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Antonio said:
Hello GAOTD, wouldn’t a Financial Management Program have been appropriate today? Anytime you can, please don’t hesitate to offer one, ok?! Tanx :-) Today’s U.S. Tax Deadline is always a good reminder that other things must be attended to in a life? Today one knows the financial “price” of Life-in-America.
Comment by Antonio

hello, hiding files is very IRS orientaded.

Reply   |   Comment by i love u  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Here's a proposal for "D" from comment #16 and for the GOTD overlords:

GOTD for months has tried two approaches to the task of installing and activating a program: (1) A simple, intuitive one-step process, or (2) A complicated, counterintuitive two-step process, with a readme file supplying instructions.

As you point out, the first approach yields more satisfied users, with fewer complaints of confusion and problems. Happy campers, presumably repeat customers.

Likewise, the second approach yields many more complaints from users reporting frustration. Almost certainly there are still more who simply abandon the effort and do not bother to write in to complain. Not likely to be return customers.

These observations lead you to scold and insult the users, telling them to read the instructions more carefully. I suggest that the better solution is to encourage our gracious hosts at GOTD to abandon the course that doesn't work, and to use the one that does.

For whatever reason, some users either don't read the instructions or don't understand them. Or, as I can personally attest, the routines simply don't work. Confusing users and then bludgeoning them to read the instructions better is ineffective and rude. Providing smart, simple, intuitive installation routines in the first place is clearly the better choice.

Reply   |   Comment by madman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Oh. I guess I was not last to comment earlier. No one has commented after me yet when I wrote my last one. Thanks GOATED for bringing these softwares to us. Many are great to use. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Arkad the Camel Trader  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

Wow. This is amazing. Program looks good, I just grabbed it and spent fifteen minutes on the VM with it, it works but isn't great, I find that TrueCrypt is a better choice. For free, it's not bad, but it's not worth $35 in my opinion.

Oh, and what drama.

Reply   |   Comment by Gedrean  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

its ok...

it only lets you open extracted files, not save them which sucks. i give it a 4/10 because of the nice gui.

Reply   |   Comment by chris  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

Thanks so much, GOTD team :DDD That's really nice, definitely what I am looking for ^.^

Reply   |   Comment by milanistaboy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

Not to put too fine a point on it, but had the Truecrypt fanboys taken 5 minutes to actually look at the program offered, it would be glaringly obvious, that it and FileDefender serve completely different functions. Comparing Trucrypt to this thing would be like comparing Stacker or Drivespace to PKZip or Rar.

Truecrypt mounts encrypted virtual drives for large scale transparent on the fly encryption. This program encrypts a few files individually, which can be transported and unencrypted without the encrypting program. Similar to self extracting compressed archives.

As someone else noted, displaying the password isn't cool. I found the option to change it in View/Settings, but it really should have defaulted to hide. The authors really should change that. And having several unrelated option screens scattered throughout the program, each labeled only "settings" didn't help in finding it. I hate to agree with the open source fanboys, but there are too many easily broken proprietary encryption scemes out there already. I'd trust it a little more were it open source. But I'm not going to lose sleep over it. It could also stand to be a little faster.

Overall, FileDefender looks good, but not great, for what it does. Though admittedly it isn't something that I have a lot of use for.

Reply   |   Comment by Count Sheep  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

I just found out about this site, but seriously folks: This website offers software you would normally have to buy for ---free---. And even more so it's legal. What this website is trying to do is make the companies who make this software known, and if you find even one piece of software you like, find out the company that made it and made it known that this is the company that you think will make it in the business. If they get enough support and they'll become the bigger business, and with bigger business more revenue and better and more complex products.

Reply   |   Comment by Klay  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

this software File Defender just fit my need. simple and easy to use.

Reply   |   Comment by hanneng  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Thanks Red Tevye. Good to know.

Also, Antonio:
Hello GAOTD, wouldn’t a Financial Management Program have been appropriate today? Anytime you can, please don’t hesitate to offer one, ok?! Tanx :-) Today’s U.S. Tax Deadline is always a good reminder that other things must be attended to in a life? Today one knows the financial “price” of Life-in-America.

I am sure the program you want is on this site. And to be honest, I am not going to look it up for you. No hurt feelings of course. But know this, this download site is one of the most extensive sites I have ever come across. I has recently become one of my favorites. this is the link: and no I don't do that html href crap either.
http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=75

Reply   |   Comment by Bobbinme  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

I love reading the comments. Very entertaining. Thansk GOATED. Sometimes the software is useful; sometimes it is not. Always are the comments amusing. ==YIPEE!== I am las to comment!

Reply   |   Comment by Arkad the Camel Trader  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

The software ain't good. there are way better freeware.
But, La La: Xp pro doesn't have this, not with a password protection.
Windows is lame!

Reply   |   Comment by wox  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

I wish everyone who is waisting their time with these "FREE"
programs that you go and get a life. Just because it don't fill
your needs doesn't mean it's not good for someone else.
Lets all stay on track and give comments that mean something to all of us. If your waisting your day or your five minutes that you will never get back, don't come back and waste any more of your time or others.

Sick of it!

Reply   |   Comment by sickofit  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

I don't know what's worse. The unkind, inconsiderate postings about the "free" software not being the greatest thing since the internet or that fact that I read most of them.

I won't use this software but I'll be back tomorrow. In the meantime, my cool 3D grass screen saver will keep my monitor busy. (thanks GAoTD)

Reply   |   Comment by jerebear  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

Bobbinme (#50): The word is "schmuck". Now quit your kvetching. Oy, you could give an aspirin a headache.

Reply   |   Comment by Reb Tevye  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

I can feel the love in this room LMFAO

I can't use this offering, but thanks for being there GOTD


( tiptoes over to the free game page )

Reply   |   Comment by Vilulf  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

There are whiny gits everywhere.

Reply   |   Comment by lilburne  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

I come here just for the comments :D

Reply   |   Comment by Stu  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

I agree with the posters here saying encryption software is better if it's open source. Closed source software such as File Defender could easily contain a hidden backdoor into the program. While I'm not claiming this is true about File Defender, how would you ever know otherwise?

If your serious about keeping your files truly secure, you won't use closed source software for encryption. For the newbs here it probably won't matter though. You only really need open source encryption software if you've got something more to hide than just your pr0n collection.

Reply   |   Comment by big guns  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

RE: #64 (said it before....) Sorry about the speellingg misteakes (there/their a/at) .

Reply   |   Comment by Kabul da Bull  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Tomorrow, when this program is no longer free, and you find yourself wanting something like this, check out Ligare: http://www.donationcoder.com/Forums/bb/index.php?topic=7168.0

Simple, fast, easy to use...and it's free.

The developer is nice, friendly, approachable...and quite bright. If you have any special needs, like accessibility issues, he will work with you to see to it that you get a version you can use.

Reply   |   Comment by app  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

I said it before and I'll say it again. I don't like their site or their products because all their software is version 1x. Two are a 2,
Well woopie freakin deal. On top of that...they offer absolutely NO hard information on their products. I think this site is just like a 'tent town'. Put 'em up quick and dirty, pump 'em out and gone just as quick.
If you are not going to explain your products, show me something which 'says' my product performs safely, you're history in my books. And what they offer is not explained in the slightest. It's just 'sales-pitch' stuff. It just strikes me as cheap setup and quick sell for 'everyday stuff' at inflated prices.
Does anybody see any awards cert's or anything their? I don't.

As far as I'm concerned I just don't trust this site, I just have that feeling. I could be wrong, have been before. But i'm sticking to my guns on this. Something's not clicking with me. That's my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by Kabul da Bull  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Nicely implemented application, but it has one HUGE security flaw: By default, it displays the password upon encryption! Maybe there's a setting to prevent this--I haven't looked--but this seems to be a flaw in design. It makes me wonder what else was "missed" in development.

Reply   |   Comment by Hmmmm  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

LOL!

Reading these comments is better then watching TV.

As for the software I must say it seems like an interesting prog however the increased file size that I have been hearing alot about is kind of scary :/

6/10 because of the file size :/

Reply   |   Comment by Jesse B  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Hello GAOTD, wouldn't a Financial Management Program have been appropriate today? Anytime you can, please don't hesitate to offer one, ok?! Tanx :-) Today's U.S. Tax Deadline is always a good reminder that other things must be attended to in a life? Today one knows the financial "price" of Life-in-America.

Reply   |   Comment by Antonio  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Great software, still cant beleive how you can give us this stuff for free! And to all the people bitching, if u dont like it dont friggin bitch just install it, it's not like you payed or anything.

thanks again GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by zack  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Hey, thanks for Axcrypt #49, just what I was looking for. Faster, lighter interface, free, and self-decrypting EXE. Thanks! Superior in EVERY way to this program... can't believe they charge $50 for it. Half of GAOTD has programs that have freebie counterparts that are better. The only GAOTD that I thought was ever worth buying was the Paragon hard disk manager thing.

And those who are bashing people that talk about superior free programs - we're trying to help you. If you think something must be better because you have to pay, you're dead wrong. Go ahead and fork over $50 for this software after you format your computer! We'll be enjoying our fully functional, no-hassle and better programs.

Reply   |   Comment by infection0  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

FIRST TO COMMENT! Yeehaa!

The perfect thing for my career in the clandestine service. I can't get into details (of course), but self executable is NICE behind the lines!

Thx GOTD and Developers...

You guys Rock! Woot! Yea Baby, Yea!

Reply   |   Comment by 2-SHEDS  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Am I the only one who cannot activate any downloads?
Every one I get error message "file error: Key is invalid"
Can anyone help please?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Grice  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Get a life people! Never heard such a bunch of whiny pots. You can voice an opinion without being rude. GOTD is offering a service to anybody who wants to test out different software...I believe that's the main idea here? I'd much rather try it for free then buy it and find it's not working for me.

Reply   |   Comment by EJ  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

I check GOTD and GOTD(game)everyday. Some programs and games I download, review and keep, some I discard. Thank you for the service.

I read a lot of the comments. The pettiness of some people is ridiculous. I strongly second the motion, "If you don't like the site, go some place else and quit bitching'. Thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by jarf  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

I can keep my file against virus?

Reply   |   Comment by hachick  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Dumb, Dumb, Dumb. This program creates a NEW version of the file you want to encrypt, only allowing the NEW version to be opened using a password. It does NOTHING to the original file. It is still able to be opened normally, without password protection.

What good is that???

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

If this site realy wants some respect, then put the software up for free and leave it there for free permenantly.
I dont hear anyone suggesting that they would pay for any of it, I certainly wouldnt!
My PC bristles with wonderful software that cost me nothing. Can you better Super(C) or jkdefrag for any money?
If you can do it for free today, you can do it for free tomorrow, or your just scammers.

Reply   |   Comment by Fivish  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Why on earth do people take it soooo personally when other posters don't like the software? What kind of "Happy! Happy!" fake little world do you live in that people don't ever express a contrary opinion? Telling a poster that they're "ungrateful" or "a brat" or anything else along those lines is far worse than someone stating that the software was a waste of their day. I don't know about the rest of you people, but I don't have a problem skipping over the small handful of one-sentence postings that have a complaint about their personal *opinion* of the software (that is, they don't state any technical inaccuracies). But, I AM tired of the long, morally superior postings attacking anyone with what they consider a "negative" opinion. Seriously, this is a message board and not everyone is going to agree with and follow your militant Kindergarten-teacher-esque lifestyle. Maybe you should try burning some books to relieve your control-freak impulses and leave the rest of us in peace.

Reply   |   Comment by Good Grief  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

#50
Smuck? :P
I'm talking about average computer users, not server operators. (Isn't that the context of this website?)
A lot of average users don't even know what Windows is.
The "fierce software marketplaces" want their software to be available to the widest audience, so they make it for Windows.
It's also easier for developers to make something for a system they've already been making things for and using most of their life.

"How could everyone’s reliance on the Windows based Operating System be a competitive advantage for Microsoft in today’s fierce software marketplaces?"
Hahahaha!

But seriously, the big problem isn't the actual quality of the OS, it's the effort needed for a total conversion to the better one.
I don't use Windows because I like it, which I don't. I use it because it involves the least effort and gives me the most compatibility.
If another OS had perfect Windows emulation and an installer that provided seamless transition from Windows (just like a Windows upgrade), then it would be a force to be reckoned with.

I hope that clarifies what I was saying. ^^

Reply   |   Comment by DeathByNukes  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Hello everyone, ;)

No download for me today thank you. I hope those that do download enjoy the software, despite the increased file size - that was a big no-no for me.

Thank you to Enplase for offering their software here today and always a BIG thank you to GOTD for the goals of this site.

Have a great day everyone! ;)
~ Swan

Reply   |   Comment by Swan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I want an autocad program worth 700$ for free and I would also want microsoft office pro 2007 and maybe I could also take .......

C'mon people .... GAOTD gives these proggies for free and you still find a reason to complain ....

Well, I for one would like to thank GAOTD for the effort and the progies that I do use :)

Reply   |   Comment by axxell  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

This looks like a good prog. I'm just about to downlaod it to my flash drive so I can encrypt things where ever I go!

Reply   |   Comment by Hobit  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

"If you can't sell it give it away"

Reply   |   Comment by stone  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

#47 - love the reference to Babylon 5! "Be somewhere else"
Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by dawnd  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

This is the best one and ultra fast:
http://www.lassekolb.info/bfacs.htm

Reply   |   Comment by jack  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I deny that I even saw the words, "what a waste of my day." GOTD is giving away software for free and you're saying that they're wasting your day just because they give software you don't like for FREE? I'm seriously puzzled by the comments left by some here. And adam, #35 and #45, is you time so precious that 5 minutes can really kill you? I was staring at your first comment for five minutes because of how rude it was. Please post useful comments, but as long as it's not RUDE, it's okay.

As for the software, some might not find it that useful, but encryption is important in today's world. I totally agree with #53. This is just another option.
Thanks GOTD,

~Angus

Reply   |   Comment by Angus Solton  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

By the way, now I wish I had downloaded that music scoring thingy. Just today, I had a use for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Arkad the Camel Trader  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

#37:

#35 was sarcasm :)

I don't download every program every day, but I have found a lot of interesting software here, and generally speaking, I download most of the programs. Sonetimes, registration is a little different (despite the readme file), and the comments are very helpful in figuring out the problem -- someone else figured it out and was kind enough to post their findings. Sometimes, people ofter alternative software. I often visit those places, too.

I could, however, do without the comments that do nothing but complain about the free (to us) software. They take up space and it takes me longer to get to the good posts -- now that's what wastes my time . . . complaining never solved a problem, but doing something about it did. So go write your own better software and put up a web page for us to get it for free. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

This may be useful to some people, but you guys just complain if it's not useful for YOU. Stop being SELFISH. Cryptography is useful. I know there other OPTIONS you can have to encrypt your stuff, but this one is just a giveaway of one software. You can just pass it, but say "you wrecked my day" and whine in here, that's plain stupid. If I worked for GAOTD, I wouldn't feel like giving anything away anymore, as people always complain, ALWAYS. Why? Because you can't make everyone happy, that's a fact. And I work with security, I know there are lots of free algorithms (opensource or not) that may work faster and better, but not everyone want to run complex programs to do the job. They need a friendly front-end at least. If this program does what it says it does, then, it is a worth the try to GIVE a free software for YOU, who KEEP complaining. I think you should grow up and stop crying. Will not download it as I have better tools, but thanks anyway GAOTD, be back tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by '--  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I use AxCrypt for individual files and it works great. Very easy to use and it can integrate with content menus when right clicking a file.

http://www.axantum.com/AxCrypt/

Reply   |   Comment by MattB  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

just rofl it mega size all files. im using AEP "advanced encrypt package" which doesnt resize by x50 the encryption file and it does support 1024bit encryption such as dimond2 etc....
in scale of 0-10 i give this program 3 only cauze of nice ui.

Reply   |   Comment by Charlie Hes  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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