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Giveaway of the day — Iobit Protected Folder 1.1

Protected Folder: Password Protected Folder/Files for PC Dummies
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 352 (37%) 587 (63%) 69 comments

Iobit Protected Folder 1.1 was available as a giveaway on July 25, 2012!

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Protected Folder is designed to password-protect your folders and files from being seen, read or modified in Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2008, 2003. It works like a safety box, just drag and drop the folders or files you want to hide or protect into Protected Folder, then no one can see, read or modify them.

Whether you are concerned with privacy, data theft, data loss, or data leaks, Protected Folder is an ideal tool for you. Protected Folder is safe and secure, without any virus, adware, and spyware.

Supported languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Moldova, Polish, Portuguese(PT-BR), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7 (x32/x64); 300 MHz processor or faster processor; 256 MB of RAM; 30 MB of free hard disk space

Publisher:

IObit.COM

Homepage:

http://www.iobit.com/password-protected-folder.html?ref=GOTD3

File Size:

9.95 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#69

Who wants a freeware software instead this GAOD go here http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/21/windows/system-utils/password-protect-files-power-lock.html

Reply   |   Comment by Burebista  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#68

WinMend Folder Hidden is a free file/folder hiding tool. While ensuring the absolute system safety, this application can quickly hide files and folders on local partitions and/or on removable devices. http://www.winmend.com/folder-hidden/

Reply   |   Comment by Ovidiu  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#67

another freeware alternative Easy File Locker

Reply   |   Comment by maynak00  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

#18, Rob: FYI it is possible to manually add/remove even edit context menu entries in explorer... but seeing as this program is security by obscurity and all we are talking about is increasing the obscurity not adding actual security this program deserves no space or cpu cycles on my machine so I cannot provide indepth instructions to remove/edit the menu entry. Hint it involves use of registry editor and searching for the text in the context menu entry plus an extra character to prefix the context menu entry short cut key. Don't forget to make a system restore point before making any changes with regedit just in case you break anything unintentionally.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#65

A quick question: if Safe Mode reveals the "protected" [hidden] files does a DOS session? I know DOS under XP is really a virtual DOS box so the Windows drivers IOBit uses *should* hide the files, but does anyone know if they do? Has anyone tested it?
I'm too tired to do so, though I know it would only take a minute or so.

Reply   |   Comment by HerTechSupport  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#64

This is not useful, when you can get many other protect folder software for free like Wise protect folder or others.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#63

I used a freeware program - FTK Imager, loaded the root partition and it located the file I had supposedly hidden. I was even able to view it with the internal viewers

Reply   |   Comment by reghacker  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#62

Well, I got little to add here. Thanks to GOTD but thumbs down for IoBit.

To Joel (#7): That's a really wrong view you've got there.
As an example I'll use TrueCrypt. Although not GPL-ed it's open source so you can download the code in it's entirety and dig through it learning all ins and outs on how TrueCrypt works. Besides that, all encryption algorithms are fully known and available on the net. Search Wikipedia for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES or Rijndael) for instance.
Yet it's impossible to write software that can decrypt TrueCrypt containers on the fly and indeed it has never been done. One: you'll still need to figure out what algorithm was used (as TrueCrypt offers several), and two: bruteforce the password.
So you see, it really doesn't matter if the algorithm or program code is publicly known. As far as encryption algorithm goes it's all readily available anyway.
The only thing you need in terms of security is a strong algorithm combined with a strong password or phrase (even better) with a really high NIST bit entropy (entropy > 45). Theoretically you wouldn't even have to hide your files as that is motivated primarily by privacy and adds little in terms of security, but it does satisfy our sense of security and privacy.

Reply   |   Comment by Earthling  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Confirm on both safe-mode and linux: folders not hidden or protected.
I withdraw my previous 'thank you' to IoBit, you can't be serious about this...

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#60

I have a partition on H: I named vault.

I created a .rar file and password protected it, after of course installing winrar.

I right click the .rar icon and send to desktop as a shortcut.

I then right click the shortcut and chage it's icon.

So when ever I want to hide a file and password protect the folder
I drag and drop files onto icon on desktop.

If I want to access them I double click icon and type in password.

So this is the easiest and freeist way to do such and act.

Reply   |   Comment by Big Butt  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#59

@12, @14, @24, ... it does NOT encrypt.

All it does is to hide.

> a bloated encryption software 9MB installer

@12, @20, the installer itself is 4 MB. the other
6 MB are related to the GAOTD wrapper

> WARNING – This adds a Context Menu Handler in Explorer

@18, you may be able to excise it with ShellMenuView

"ShellMenuView - Disable/enable context menu items of Explorer "
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shell_menu_view.html

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#58

How about using the following freeware's

Free Hide Folder 2.6
http://www.itusoft.com/hide_folder/free_hide_folder.htm

LocK-A-FoLdeR™ (32bit & 64bit option available)
http://code.google.com/p/lock-a-folder/

Reply   |   Comment by Sarvesh  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#57

I have several Iobit programs that I use on occasion on three computers. They all under the care of Revo Uninstaller portable as I type. So long to a,IMO, a pretty shabby company. Iobit you need some chocolated X-Lax, you can figure out what I mean by that. Can't you?
Sincerely.
A. Dummy

Reply   |   Comment by gen  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#56

I've used something called FreeHideFolder for some time now. (You too eh?), and did contribute. However it is far from perfect, as I have lost important directories by way of a few fluke occurrences. In addition to hiding the folders, it randomly renames them so they are not only hidden but difficult to find. So I still use it, but cautiously, and always with an established method for recovery if necessary. I know sooner or later I will lose my files and folders again, so I have taken precautions in advance.

The native EFS is not a good alternative. As after a disaster, even though you may recreate a user exactly as it was originally, you will still not have access to EFS previously secured files. At least this applies to XP versions of the OS, and I don't believe EFS has been revised.

I have a feeling most of these "hide" programs are that way, although they often protect in different ways. There is always some exposure to total loss. So secure backups are essential. Recovery is not at all guaranteed.

I have dealt with IOBits for some time in other products, and my impressions are quite good and reliable, to date. They are worthy programmers without a doubt.

But the main thing that disturbs me here is the annual or semi-annual renewal. Since we are not dealing with periodic database updates, as in changing circumstances like Malware, periodic subscription renewal seems hard to justify. For what? That's the main reason this product doesn't seem all that interesting at this time. I do wish they'd jump in and explain that, 'IF' actually true. Also as someone mentioned, it seems there is a freeware version of the same package at their site. That wouldn't seem to make sense either, considering the periodic license renewal of this program.

But then, I'm sure to get a -259 or so on this message, because I'm just Uncle Eddy and nobody listens to me anyway. In fact, they even use InPaint to cut my image out of their vacation pictures.. Can you imagine anything more embarrassing than that?
: (

-Uncle Eddy (Of Uncle Eddie's Slick Software)

Reply   |   Comment by Uncle Eddy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

See "WinMend Folder Hidden", it's FREE

Reply   |   Comment by Brice  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

DUMMIES is right .... this will only hide files from DUMMIES. It's a bit like putting your house key under the doormat, and then putting a note on the door announcing it's there. With the context menu add-on anyone can see the program is THERE, that there is SOMETHING HIDDEN and as others have noted, simply rebooting in safe mode makes the hidden material stop being hidden. This is such a low level of security that it only secures things from true dummies. Simply password protecting Windows login would likely provide a higher level of security.

In truth a great many so-called "security techniques" provide more of an illusion of security than any real security. This one only provides that illusion to dummies though! :)

Anyone who really needs REAL security to protect privacy from prying eyes needs to do some research and find something which is actually difficult to break into. Hiding data in photos is good because it's not only difficult to extract without a key/password, very few people would ever even suspect your data is hidden in that photo of your dog. The BEST security is that which disguises the very existence of what you want to secure. This program does sort of disguise a folder, but the context menu gives it away and it doesn't work in safe mode, two fatal flaws. Otherwise, good encryption is pretty much essential such that even if the file is found, it cannot be decrypted and read or modified. I think the best security is to keep sensitive data on an SD card and then hide the folder and then put the SD card in your mobile phone or camera and make sure not to lose your phone. In other words, keep the data physically separate from the place where "spies" would expect it to be and in a place where it would not be expected to be and no one who hasn't read this would likely think of looking for it. In short, keep the physical storage medium physically secure/hidden/disguised just like hiding a house key somewhere outside the house, some place that is NOT obvious.

Another option is the cloud ... keeping data on an account no one knows you even have and which of course is password protected is also very secure from spies.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug Thompson  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#53

While I truly like Iobit products I can't see paying for a subscription to a folder hiding program. We already have to pay yearly subscriptions for our AV/AMW products, security products, and several "system helper" products, most of which we can get freeware to replace that is just as good if not better.

Now I can see paying yearly for AV software and the like, but the new trend of making every piece of software subscription based is totally ludicrous. Today's giveaway is actually laughable, a piece of software that cant hide folders from safe mode and/or a live Linux CD and yet wants $20 (about $27 if you purchase the CD) is probably one of the best software JOKES I've ever heard. Come on Iobit, don't make me find free alternatives to your other software, up until now I have been a faithful buyer and user of several of your products, but if this type of system is what I can look forward too in future releases from you then I may have to say adios amigo.

Reply   |   Comment by Silver Dragon Sys  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#52

I can see the files after running this software using Disk Analyzer Pro.
I could copy and paste in it after the fact.
Very poor security. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Freddy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#51

Protected Folder DLs and installs OK. And that's all that can be said for it.

It’s a very simple driver which kicks in when Windows loads. If Windows doesn’t fully load, then Protected Folder doesn’t either, so it therefore hides nothing. And is worth nothing.

In fact, ‘Protected Folder’ can be blown apart in just a few minutes by anyone using Everything, the tiny freeware search app that thousands of computer users have adopted since Microsoft wrecked easy file type searching in Vista:

http://www.voidtools.com/

For reasons not necessary to go into here, sensitive folders more often than not contain image or movie files. Typing, for example, .mpg into Everything’s search box will find every mpg file on a computer’s hard drive. . . including all those allegedly rendered invisible by Protected Folder.

The file, of course, cannot be opened by Everything – but that’s not the point: Everything is deployed merely to strip away Iobit's much-touted ‘cloak of invisibility’ to reveal the entire file path / folder location of that which the 'Protected Folder' user thought was untraceable.

With the path and folder location revealed, it’s simply a case of re-booting in Safe Mode and using Windows Explorer to click on the no-longer-protected-folder and everything in it is instantly accessible. Even the most novice of computer novices knows how to quickly and simply boot up in Safe Mode; if they don't, they should (clue: Google for how to start in safe mode.)

Though I'm at a loss to understand why a single upvote has been registered for today's giveaway, I'm even more baffled as to why anyone would think this software is actually worth paying for -- and not just once, but year after year after year. It's not as if it's some kind of AV whose engine and definitions are updated on a continuing basis. Protected Folder has been updated only once. The update was cosmetic. And nothing about that update distinguishes this woeful and woefully over-priced app from the longstanding, proven, and entirely free Wise Folder Hider:

http://wisecleaner.com/wisefolderhider.html

Thanks then, GAOTD, but no thanks. Though Iobit once enjoyed a good reputation for software, its apparent greed in trying to time-limit this app such that it becomes expensive crippleware is doing nothing for the company's corporate name nor its commercial future. Consumers aren't daft, be they members of the GAOTD community or not.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#50

To Joel #7,
What if the encryption algorithm is poor or just few bits long or there is none, do you feel secure now?
I do not buy software unless I know all about it including the vendor reputation and honesty in disclosing all of the weaknesses.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen3  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#49

@ric #46
I installed it under XP, created and protected a folder with 3 files.
I rebooted in safe mode and was able to view and copy the files and folder.
The copied folder & files were clearly visible after rebooting into enhanced mode.

Maybe the reason iOBit used the word "dummies" in the marketing is because that's the only group of people that will be locked out by this "security".

Reply   |   Comment by SpacemanSpiff  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#48

Giovanni at Post #10 names the Best Folder Locker.
* Toolwiz BSafe
http://www.toolwiz.com/products/toolwiz-bsafe/

I used Toolwiz BSafe for nearly a year. It does what today's GOTD does. It does its job very well. It is easy to use and learn. Works nicely on W7 SP1 x64. IT IS FREE...and the developer updates BSafe periodically.

Thank you GOTD & IObit...but I can't see installing Protected Folders when I already use a great 'always free' alternative....sorry!

Reply   |   Comment by Preston Mitchell  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#47

@David:
I can answer some of your questions. The "hidden" information is not hidden at all, and not encrypted, if you boot into Linux. So it is *very* easily accessible from a boot disk.

For me that's a killer. There's another annoyance, though not as serious. It refuses to "lock" some files/folders on the basis of their name. To test whether I could see the "hidden" folders from Linux I created a test folder called "protectedfoldertest", and it refused to lock it on the grounds that doing so would make my system unstable! That's sloppy coding. I commend them for playing safe and not locking things that they think might be critical, but if this were a serious application they would have gone to the trouble of finding out how to determine that properly rather than just guessing from the file name.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim Rowe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#46

Thanks to IoBit and GOTD.

It works well.
The file is hidden after encryption, even from ACDSee.
I could not find any statement from IoBit website on the size limit of the protected folder. What if I want to encrypt 2 terabytes of files in it?

Has anyone here actually booted in SAFE mode to check if they can see the files? Or are we just mindlessly repeating what others say.

I cannot find the statement that this software can only be used for 1 year. After which you must pay again for another year's usage. Who says so? Are we mindlessly repeating what others say, again?

I won't be using IoBit Protected Folder although it is given here free.

I like my paid-for Steganos Safe very much and will continue to use it for encryption of files and/or folders.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#45

#4 Cryptainer website corrupt virus downloaded

Reply   |   Comment by william  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#44

I am s little bit disappointed in GAOTD about today's offering, since it seems to me that it should be disclosed in the description and/or specifications of the software at the top of the download page that the license provided with this software is for one year only, with annual paid renewals required after the first year. In addition, I am a little bit disappointed in IObit for not including encryption in the program; it's almost as if they want us to still be vulnerable despite using it, sort of like the government wanting to keep a back door on everyone. As has been pointed out more than once above, TrueCrypt and some other software are not only free but are more secure if you need that.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#43

The license key given with this giveaway is only valid for six (6) month, it expires 24-01-2013.
This can be seen when the program has been registered by clicking the word "Registered" (In Faint/Pale Green) at bottom left of the gui, a window opens with this information clearly stated.
6 Month, Humph!!!! how disappointing!!!??

Reply   |   Comment by Ernest Kennedy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#42

My 5 cents: just a bit flip ....
http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/iobit-bypass/

!- good, if you want to get your files Back ;) -!

Reply   |   Comment by ws  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#41

I use and recommend TrueCrypt and AxCrypt.

Reply   |   Comment by Derek D  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#40

What does one expect for free ? Buy some professional software to hide or encrypt your data if it is that important. Store it on the cloud, or burn it to disk and put it in a safe. I donot keep data on my hard drive that I donot want other people to have access to.
I have used Winmend Hidden Folder (free) before and it does what this software does and does it quite well.
I would like to know what happens if you use this software and program crashes, then what happens to your data ?
Is it accessible again ?
Most free software can be reinstalled and data retrieved.
I know because Windmend Hidden Folder crashed, I contacted them, I reinstalled software,entered password, and retrieved my data .

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

@31 After the licence expires in 2013 you can still use the program for about 7 times or so. This gives you a chance to renew you licence. In the last version (1.0) I entered a licence key off line after my licence expired and could still use the program.

Reply   |   Comment by M@rten  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#38

I read that Iobit scrubbed discussions of the Malwarebytes debacle from their forum pages.

Is this true or false?

https://www.google.com/search?q=iobit+stole+from+malwarebytes

Reply   |   Comment by ihydrocarbon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#37

A few have mentioned 'MyLockBox' That is what I have been using for over a couple years, without any problem. In 'Safe Mode' you cannot gain entry without password. The software is free & has occasional updates.

Reply   |   Comment by mark holliwell  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#36

Check check ........this is only licensed till 2013 as user #31 just put up , but what would be the difference when it is available for some 15 days or 7 days for evaluation, would this Giveaway be the same as using just like an evaluation version of this product till 2013 :
Good to the software but a bad way of putting this Giveaway: i don't like that. :(

Reply   |   Comment by hulkbuster  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#35

And, BTW, the name of the product is a bit misleading - there's no protection, so it really should have been named Hidden Folder, not the Protected one ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Theo Faraday  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#34

This is absolutely HORRIBLE since it offers no protection WHATSOEVER to anyone who knows how to boot into safe mode (which is just about everyone).

This does not encrypt files, it only hides files in windows. They should make this clear in their description, which they do not.

There are so many free alternatives which DO encrypt files, including the 7zip file format archive programs that you probably already have, that you should have NO NEED for this. Avoid this at all costs because it does NOT do what it implies that it does.

Reply   |   Comment by Shocked  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#33

My 2 cents (tried the software on my XP SP3):
* Installed and registered Ok, though the installer tried to dump two more iobit products on me (checkboxes were on by default and silent installation method was selected - had to manually check them all off).
* Only works under an account with admin privileges, doesn't work under regular user account - when I click the corresponding explorer context menu item just nothing happens, not even a hint what might be wrong. Duh. In my opinion, any software product which requires admin privs for no visible reason is designed for recycle bin.
* Ok, at least it WORKS for admins, yeah. I've successfully hidden a folder and couldn't see it in explorer and a couple of other file managers I have - well, the app does what it says at least.
However, here's a bit of autopsy - as others have said before, there's no encryption whatsoever. The app installs a file system level driver and apperently passes any FS calls through it, thus hiding the folders it "protects". Using excellent AutoStart utility from Sysinternals I simply disabled the PfFilter.sys driver, rebooted, and voila - all "hidden" folders are back in place for all the world to see :) So, I suppose Safe Mode will bring them back to life as well.
So, in short - this app's only good for hiding something from your not very computer-literate children :) To have a warm fuzzy secure feeling just use TrueCrypt or similar software that REALLY encrypts your stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by Theo Faraday  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#32

It's an excellent program and I used it as a beta tester until I was told I had to pay for it! However, I did pay up as I used the protected folder to store confidential details of members of my charity - but a few months later was asked to pay again. BEWARE. This is only FREE for a short period.
I no longer use it and rely on the not-so-easy-to-use free alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#31

I've got one question;
License of this program will expire in 2013, does that mean I won't be able to unlock my folders if it does?

Reply   |   Comment by Viper13  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#30

This seems on the face of it to be a useful software. However despite all the questions asked,the makers iobit have failed to respond. WHY? Are they not monitoring the GOTD page? I believe that where active interest is shown by software makers (ie by answering questions), this will be reflected in the interst given by prospective users/buyers.

Reply   |   Comment by Compu2  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#29

Simplistic interface. Just enter a password and drag and drop your folders. That's it. Awesome.

However, I'm pretty sure if I boot linux I can see the folders and maybe even access them. I hadn't time to test though, I start work in 15 minutes.

It only mentions hiding and locking folders, there's nothing mentioned about encryption. Are we just silently assuming it does or can it be confirmed it encrypts?
Why use a global pass and not a per-folder pass? With twenty hidden folders I just need to crack one to get the rest. Not really that safe.

I'm sticking with TrueCrypt, it just offers that little more I'm looking for.
Thanks to IoBit and GOTD for this offer nevertheless.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#28

Very good Giveaway, class apart this is better then some commercial shareware folder locker and protector.
I really like this, and will use it from now.
The only drawback remained was offline activation, but still i ain't gonna remove it till i see no purpose for my needs, but till then its useful and great.
:)

Reply   |   Comment by hulkbuster  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#27

I have bought several programs from IObit and think they are ALL good.

Reply   |   Comment by Julian Clayton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)
#26

I bought this several months ago, but I don't think I had to renew the license each year. This is an excellent program and I'm glad I purchased it. I would recommend it to everyone - I just wish I'd got it for nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by Julian Clayton  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#25

Main difference between this type of program and others mentioned is that it HIDES files and/or folders and makes them READ ONLY protecting them in that sense and no other ... nothing about encryption. To test this program I used it "protect" a folder that had a file that I knew would trigger my antivirus program (Emsisoft Antimalware)and then had the AV program scan that drive and it did not detect the file it would have normally have detected so that is an indication that IO Protected Folder works as indicated. As for whether it protects during Safe Mode the easy way to find out is test that yourself instead of posting here. Use System Restore and be sure SR works before installing this program or perform a backup to get things back the way they were before you installed it. Download contains a useable serial # that should be useable on current version. If you decide to install you should put that SN in a safe place in case you need it later.

Reply   |   Comment by asaens  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#24

@7 - the strength of the encryption is in the key length and the complexity of mathematical operations required (also if it is symmetric or asymmetric). The algorithm itself can and SHOULD BE known. This is one of the basic truths about security.

Reply   |   Comment by XemeX  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#23

LockBox does this for free. Or you can password protect folders with FlashCrypt and files with AxCrypt.
Always keep a backup on an external hard drive locked away in a fire safe.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Free On The Fly - http://www.freeotfe.org/

Reply   |   Comment by flywire  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#21

The price is reasonable but as you read the agreement it talks about automatic renewal. As comment 1 says you have to buy it every year. I think I keep using TrueCrypt and AxCrypt for big folders and dscrypt , Omziff and LockNote for small files and. I don’t usually buy anything that require yearly auto renewal.

Reply   |   Comment by wutian  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#20

Hello everyone,

I just read from iObit's website that this is a freeware. What is that all about? Plus, there's the difference is file size...Again!!! On their website it's 3.7MB and 9.95MB here. Not that much of a difference but still. A few MB here and a few there adds up in the long run and then you end up with a few more GB then you were suppose to.

I like iObit software and have downloaded everything they offered on GOTD. I'm just wondering why it says it's a freeware and would appreciate it if GOTD or iObit could clarify that. The following link is where I saw this information.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5093-iobit-password-folder.html

Thank you and have a nice day everyone :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
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