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Giveaway of the day — Kryptel 6.1.4 Enterprise edition

Everyone has private data, and if your data need protecting, then Kryptel is what you are after.
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User rating: 231 (27%) 635 (73%) 91 comments

Kryptel 6.1.4 Enterprise edition was available as a giveaway on October 7, 2011!

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Everyone has private data, and if your data need protecting, then Kryptel is what you are after. Kryptel is an easy-to-use no-hassle solution even a new computer user will be comfortable with. You want to encrypt a file? Just drag it to the Kryptel icon, and Kryptel will do the rest.

But easy-to-use does not mean simple or insecure. Kryptel is based on modern Advanced Encryption Standard and performs a full range of encryption tasks - from basic drag-and-drop file encryption to complex automated encryption jobs.

Key features:

  • Easy File and Folder Encryption: Just right-click a file or a folder and select 'Encrypt' - or drag it to the Kryptel desktop icon.
  • Strong Encryption: uses the latest NIST-approved Advanced Encryption Standard;several additional well-reputed ciphers are available for advanced users.
  • File Sets: Define an encryption job and encrypt thousands of files in a single click!
  • Encrypted Backups: Ideal for safe data storage. Thanks to strong encryption,Kryptel backup files can be stored anywhere - burned to a DVD, moved to LAN storage, or even sent to a remote public server.
  • Easy to Automate: Everything that you can do with your mouse, you can do using the command-line interface.
  • Failure Resistant: Even if the computer crashes in the middle of encryption step, no data will be lost. And if an encrypted container becomes corrupted due to hardware failure, Kryptel Data Recovery gives you a good chance to get your data back.

Note that 3 best improvement ideas will be rewarded with lifetime support & update
subscription for Kryptel . Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win!

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ Server 2003/ XP (x32/x64)/ Server 2008/ Vista (x32/x64)/ 7 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Inv Softworks

Homepage:

http://www.kryptel.com/products/kryptel.php

File Size:

13.8 MB

Price:

$39.95

Comments on Kryptel 6.1.4 Enterprise edition

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#91

Even though this GOTD is expired, I just had to comment on the whole disk encryption (WDE) issue. There is use for both types of encryption. Think of whole disk encryption as the lock on the front door of the bank. When no one is there, the entire bank is secure. When the bank is open for business, however, it still has internal vaults and lock boxes to ensure that customers don't have access to sensitive data and money.

In a similar manner, WDE protects your hard drive when not in use, and is highly recommeded for laptops. If some steals your laptop when it is turned off, then your data should be very safe, assuming the WDE product was implemented correctly.

On the other hand, when your system is on and you are logged in, then just as you have access to your files, so do the applications you run. If a hacker gains access to your system while you are online, he has access to your files as the whole drive is in the unencrypted state. File and folder encryption provides a valuable 2nd lelel of protection against malware, hackers, and even maintnance personnel and others who you may need to let on your system for legitimate reasons.

This is not an either/or issue, it is a both/and opportunity!

Reply   |   Comment by Doug A  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#90

Guardone, #86:
"Can I specify that the encrypted version is written to a different place/hard disk?"

Sure you can.

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#89

Peter, #84:
"84.I have version 6.04 from the last giveaway. What has changed since then?"

A lot. That was almost a year of active development.

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#88

#87:
"87.How do I use Kryptel from a USB drive?"

Use this link:
http://www.kryptel.com/temp/KryptelUSB.6.1.4.zip

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#87

How do I use Kryptel from a USB drive?

Log into Customer Control Panel, and skip to the list of your licenses. In the Downloads column you will see a link marked File for portable (USB) installation. It is a ZIP archive; download it, unzip to your USB drive, and activate using your Customer ID.

http://www.kryptel.com/support/faq-general.php

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Are we able to use the portable version? If so, how do we login to the CCP...and then activate it after downloading it?

Reply   |   Comment by S!ick  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

As I understand it, the programme makes an encrypted copy then deletes the original version of the file/folder.
If I am short of hard drive space, will I need almost as much space as my original folder to be free during the process?
Can I specify that the encrypted version is written to a different place/hard disk?
Thanks to all for helpful comments so far.
G1

Reply   |   Comment by Guardone  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

This security or file/folder encryption business
is a little pain in the butt to fiqure out what
to do with kind of software!! Do I need it??? Lots of web
pages advertise about storage of your info online!!
Some give 1 or 2 giabytes or more of storage!! Seems
a program like this would be useful to encrypt stuff
you want to store online!! Is this useful in that function??

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

I have version 6.04 from the last giveaway. What has changed since then? Won't upgrade without this specific info. Thanks. I'm sure others would appreciate this info also...

Reply   |   Comment by Peter NJ  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

I didn't get a respond of Kryptel on
My question comment 72

mayby kryptel didn't get the opportunity to answer,
(many options are possible)

so the same question to giveaway of the day

What about your Terms and Conditions

Please note that the software you download and
install during the Giveaway period comes with
the following important limitations:
1) No free technical support;
2) No free upgrades to future versions;
3) Strictly personal usage.

Don't they count for Kryptel Enterprise edition?
================================================

"13.Oblivion:
10.Can we use this in a commercial environment seeing
as it is a enterprise edition?”

Yes, you can.

Comment by kryptel — October 7th, 2011 at 4:48 am
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What is the right answer YES or NO,
Only one can be right Giveaway or Kryptel?

Reply   |   Comment by Misty  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#82

Hi,
Kryptel

Off-topic a bit.

While surfing your website, came across Silver Keys, a paid software for internet email security.

How does the concept work?
If the encrypted email recipient does not need a password code.
Does this mean that the concept relies on the email reaching the right email address and being opened by the correct recipient, where upon the email decrypts itself.

How does the software know that the human opening the email is the right guy.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

I just downloaded the software and gave it a test. It works fine and is fully functional. I used to look at GOTD first thing in the morning, but I have found that by waiting the reviews are much more information. There is nothing wrong, and the providers answered all the questions satisfactorily. It did exactly what it said it would. Thanks for the software!

Reply   |   Comment by pepper  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

@#74 Matt: You obviously don't know enough about open-source and freeware projects to talk intelligently about the topic. You think if you don't pay for software, you don't get professional software? You think OpenOffice is some amateur's attempt at producing an office suite? You think GMail is not as good as getting your own mail server domain and using outlook to read your email? You think Firefox has the market share it has because it is a piece of junk? And all those users of linux at home as well as at work should be worried, I suppose. The list goes on and on.

Arguably, open source and free software is better than paid alternatives in many cases. Truecrypt is one example of free software that is much better than any paid encryption software that I have used.

If you feel the need to act "professional" by only using software that costs money, that is your choice. But you don't have to advertise your ignorance by disparaging open source software and freeware when you don't know what you are talking about.

And, chill out about using abusive language in your comments. Nobody is putting a gun to your head and forcing you to read the comments. If you think they are useless you can stop reading them, or respond to them politely. No need to act like a spoiled brat.

Reply   |   Comment by Balaji  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#79

Tried to install on Vista (already have 6.0.4) and received error "Cannot prepare for resuming." This occurred when I answered "Yes, reboot now" or "No, I'll reboot later." It then performs an application rollback. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by John C.  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

anyone managed to make it work from usb stick ?!

Reply   |   Comment by nektar  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

I'll stick with Bitlocker on my Win7 machines. Quick, easy, free (included in Pro and above editions) and can backup my decryption keys very easily to my server.....and can take my encrypted files anywhere on my BitLocker to go USB drive.
May be a nice app, bit there's less expensive methods out there.

Reply   |   Comment by Fasstadak  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Misty, #72:
"Is your answer still yes you can use Kryptel
Enterprise edition in a commercial environmeny."

Yes, if you wish, you can use the GAOTD version in corporate environment. Note that GAOTD just set generic T&C, but we as the product owner can make them less limiting. We allow using our free software in corporate environment, and we see no reason to forbid that for the GAOTD version.

Write to contactinv@kryptel.com and we'll confirm this officially.

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#75

Hello kryptel. Thank you for the software and for being here to address our questions. I use XP2 SP2. I am having a hard time installing this version. I have 6.0.4 from the previous giveaway. When I try to install over this version, the install aborts and my previous version is restored by a rollback. I tried to uninstall it but the uninstall process is actually an install process. I even went to the kryptel folder and clicked the uninstall.exe file. I got the same install process? So if I can't install over my current version and the uninstall doesn't work, how should I install this? I appreciate your reply.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Alright, after reading 70+ comments, I feel the need to interject. If you people are so worried about security or file/folder encryption why are you looking into "free" products in the first place? I cannot think of one product on the planet, that when depended on to do something important for me, I looked for a "free" option. If my haircut was going to make or break a job interview, I would not just let my friend cut it since it is free, I would pay a respectable hair cut place to do it. The same goes for software, if you need an application to handle your company's encryption, to do your finances, to manage your appointments, or whatever, free should be one of the lower concerns and having the software perform and having support if there is problems should be your main concern. GOTD and its partners are simply allowing us to try-out software that we may not have known about by just grabbing the first product we find.
I think Kryptel has done a great job at answering any problems or questions that have been thrown out in the comments, as well as ridiculous scenarios that have been proposed, "This is why... the use of Whole Disk Encryption is crucial...", again if you are trying to protect data that is business related, then you should pay to have it protected by professional software in the first place. Do you think your banks and financial institutions are out searching for the best free software to protect your information, and if so are you still banking with them?
The reason I even bring any of this up, is to ask that people speak constructively of the software or shut the F#&k UP! If your only comment is to state the stupid fact that a person with superpowers could break into the unbreakable lock, then write it in your blog and we can go read it there if we are interested, otherwise I did not come to GOTD for theories of what could happen if I had the equivalent of Fort Knox data and was trying to use this free software today to protect it.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#73

Thank you, Lou2 - you're right and while I don't keep a diary, would hate to have someone wander freely through my banking and other private folders - yikes!

Really do appreciate reading everyone's comments about this and other programs - and today noticed that kryptel answered some of the concerns really well, too.

Many thanks to our hosts here who arrange these freebies - really do appreciate it!

Reply   |   Comment by Mara  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Kryptel what about the terms and conditions
of giveaway of the day.Don't they count ???????

Terms and conditions

Please note that the software you download and
install during the Giveaway period comes with
the following important limitations:
1) No free technical support;
2) No free upgrades to future versions;
3) Strictly personal usage.

Is your answer still yes you can use Kryptel
Enterprise edition in a commercial environmeny.

Reply   |   Comment by Misty  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#71

Kryptel is a very well thought out encryption app with several nice touches best explored IMHO by trying out the software, including looking at or through the different options dialogs... unfortunately a lot of stuff isn't really written about anywhere, & while maybe common sense makes that level of documentation unnecessary, without it your only choice is to explore. In a nutshell what Kryptel does is compress your file(s) using ZIP compression at a level you set, & then it encrypts the results, using a method you choose, writing a file, & in most cases erasing the original, again using a method you choose -- at default settings individual files/folders have the originals erased unless you are doing a backup or drag/drop them into a container you have open in the Kryptel Explorer. Kryptel also works from the Command Line so it can be used in batch or script files, has it's own file recovery tool, has virtual keyboards available, can create & use file-based keys, will recognize renamed encrypted files, has several drag/drop features, and so on...

Installation by necessity adds several registry keys to enable the context menus & drag/drop -- I recorded ~800 in XP Pro, ~550 in win7 32. XP Pro got an empty destination folder in My Documents, while win7 got 2. Configuration data's stored in a "Inv Softworks" folder under User\ Application Data [XP], or User\ AppData\ Roaming [win7]. The "Kryptel" program folder itself holds 157 files, 2 folders, ~32 MB.

Kryptel is not Truecrypt, but that's by design -- Truecrypt gives you an encrypted virtual hard drive/partition, & when it's opened/mounted you treat it like any other disk/partition, but that approach has it's own pros/cons. While it's not really the fairest comparison [shorting Kryptel quite a bit], the closest I can come to characterizing Kryptel is by comparing it to encrypting Zip files using WinZip, where on top of the encryption itself you have all the other WinZip functions. That said, I can't say it's better or worse than the free Axcrypt in every way because using the two is different -- IMHO you'd have to make up your own mind, plus you also have the pros/cons of open source to deal with.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#70

Mari, #68
"Is there any way to encrypt an entire folder, without having to encrypt every file in that folder?"

Yes, exactly the same way as you encrypt files. For example, by right-clicking a folder and selecting 'Encrypt'.

"Or, is there some way to hide a folder so it doesn’t show up on a network?"

There is a simpler and a better way - just don't share the folder, and it won't be visible outside.

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#69

Kudos to kryptel & GOTD for introducing us to a good looking option in the 'war to encript'- LOL
ALF @ #66, great idea there w/backups of the free installer for emergencies,THANKS {been there before ? }
By the way, this researched out to a Seattle based data group, and alot of us know there is alot of new teck coming out of this Pacific NW !!
-must be something about these Pacific Ocean breezes

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#68

I will preface this by saying I am not an advanced "tech head", so please don't flame me for not knowing the following:

Is there any way to encrypt an entire folder, without having to encrypt every file in that folder? Or, is there some way to hide a folder so it doesn't show up on a network?

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Mari  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

#63, I think I may have you confused? I am talking about encrypting C: drive, the drive with windows, not just some storage drive. so everything is encrypted, windows, programs, everything on C: is encrypted, then I can store containers ect on other drives, or I can also use WDE on storage drives also, it is all about user preference, so no my data is not being leaked anywhere unless I catch some kind of malware.

Reply   |   Comment by Jo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#66

@ric, #64: Isn't that true for all software, not only commercial software, including open source or any type of freeware: software is always prone to be discontinued in support or furher development.

Who knows, we will ever store data in some kind of zirconium-quasicrystals or whatever future might hold in store fur us.

Be your own safekeeper and store several copies of "Kryptel lite"-installer on several USB-sticks to ensure yourself of getting your data back in case you lose the giveaway. Better: make also (data)backups in case your HDD might ever crash and will not be accessible to reach your data anymore.

No worries at all mate, it's quite safe to use this one. And it's a nice one. Get it while it's free when you feel you might have use for it.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#65

#63 My temp files are being leaked where? when someone encrypts their entire drive, they encrypt every bit of Data, not just selective files, so my entire drive is encrypted, and only I can access it because im the only one with the keys!

http://diskcryptor.net/wiki/Main_Page/en

Reply   |   Comment by Jo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Ref #62

Most people don't believe that what you said can happen to them - until it does.

In the real world, hardware or software companies get bought and sold. CEOs change and new CEOs have their own ideas of what products to cut and staff to fire so as to show great savings in the few quarters after they came on board. Company product lines can be aborted.

At one time Sony was pushing Minidisc players very hard. Until one day they decided they wanted out of this business. Then a sudden dramatic change. How do I know? I bought several Sony Minidisc recorders and was left high and dry.

I bought a software called Sidekick once. The software company that authored Sidekick was Borland. Then Borland became Starfish. Then Starfish sold the company to Motorola, who later sold it to Nokia, who discontinued the product. The version that came out after Sidekick 98 (maybe after it was sold to Motorola) was bad and Sidekick 99 was the last. I had lots of data in Sidekick.

Don't be too assured by software company reps who assure you of support and software longevity. A few years later the company may no longer be around or was sold off to some new owner. And the company rep who assured you? Probably moved on to another industry or position in another software company.

If the secret data is important to you, buy the software. Or use open source. Don't depend on GOTD freebies with 1 day deadlines.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#63

Jo, #53:
"and your selling encryption software? are you serious, If Im using FDE I dont have to worry about those things because they will be encrypted, LMAO"

Yes, I am serious. Whole disk encryption enthusiasts often claim that disk-based solutions are leak safe, but it is not so. WDE do solve the problem of previous file versions, but a lot of data are leaked through temp files, for example. And you can't reassign the temp directory to encrypted storage, this will make your system glitchy or maybe unusable. The same is true for the page file. So stories about uber safety of disk encryption is basically nothing more than wishful thinking.

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#62

On April 28, 2010 I downloaded a similar software i.e., Wondershare SafeLock from GAOTD web site. I used the program to encrypt an entire folder. Now, when I try to use the program I get the following error message:

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I cannot download the whole version of Wondershare SafeLock from this URL because it is not available there. They are selling a different software. Wondershare is not offering this software either and they have not answered any of my emails. And I cannot unlock that folder.
What does this have to do with today offer, you might ask. It is a lesson that one should use only PUBLIC and SUPPORTED software such as TrueCrypt (which I am using now). It is one thing not to able to convert a video because the software fails or is not supported; it is a wholly different thing that be left with a locked folder.

Reply   |   Comment by drdigital1  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#61

I agree with customerservicerat (#25 above). Sometimes it feels like people are trying to outdo one another with some revelatory or "gotcha" comment. I downloaded and installed this program and it ran without a hitch (WIN7 32). It's intuitive and easy to use. I mean, come on, if you're working for the FBI or CIA or some covert op then you probably shouldn't be looking for a GOTD. But if you want to place a level of security on some docs or pics, then use this and feel good about it. Customer service is as important as the program. Like customerservicerat said, Kryptel is quite active here which is a good sign. (and no, I don't work for Kryptel)

Reply   |   Comment by cyrano  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#60

#53 ""If you think that whole disk encryption does not have that problem, you are mistaken. It does. There is absolutely no guarantee that sensitive traces will be left on the encrypted disk only. Free space eraser is the only more or less reliable solution.""

and your selling encryption software? are you serious, If Im using FDE I dont have to worry about those things because they will be encrypted, LMAO

Reply   |   Comment by Jo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#59

Loopi, #54:

"1) The right click option is easy to use..however it takes a little bit long for the password box to appear. Possibly this could be speeded up for quicker usage?"
First operation delay is usually caused by Windows digital signatures check and on-the fly malware scan. Subsequent operations start faster because all modules are already in the memory. Kryptel may start faster if we remove components' digital signatures, but I don't think that would be a good idea for a security program.

"2) When you enter the password. I would prefer to have the password box as a double box rather than the over writing (green writing appearing)"
Single box lets you find and fix an error without entering the password again and again.

"4) Modifying an encrypted file is pretty easy with the drag and drop feature. This is a nice addition to what I cannot do with Kremlin. What I initially wasn’t sure is how to save it. Although its automatic on exit it was a bit disconcerting. I would prefer a dialogue box to appear asking if I wish to save or discard my changes rather than assume I want to save."
If you modify your file in Kryptel Browser, you have both Save and Discard commands. If you modify by dragging and dropping - drag-and-drop is an atomic operation, I can't see how could we implement a Save command there. You probably mean something else.

"6) using the wizard I found it quite confusing and not very wizard like. For example. I wanted to make a backup script. i made it. However then what do I do? Nothing seemed to happen at the end. No ability to set a timer or how often it would run or did I miss understand this facility?"
You can use a backup script in the "Back up using a backup script" wizard.

It is usually not possible run encrypted backup on timer because you should enter the password when encrypting, and keeping the password in the script is hardly secure. It is possible though with the command-line interface.

"Also when you create a backup script and try to select the files…you cannot simply click a box to select multiple folders. Instead you have to go in and select the files. What if the files change? I might want to encrypt a folder that constantly changes its contents. Is it possible?"
Yes, it is possible. You can select folders as well as files.

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#58

Well, although today's giveaway looks pretty GOOD, if you have many sensitive files and documents in your PC that you don't want others to read or modify, I believe that the best way to do that is to lock your PC when you are away, even if your Windows session is still opened.

The FREEWARE tool called PREDATOR does this task flawlessly using a regular USB flash drive (so, unlike Kryptel and other similar programs, you don't need to remember any password), meaning there is no way for anyone to gain access to your FILES, unless they manage to steal your USB DRIVE of course:

http://www.montpellier-informatique.com/predator/en/


Alternatively you can also use SAFEHOUSE EXPLORER or TRUECYPT which are as good as Kryptel to encrypt your files with the only difference that they are always FREE....LOL!!

http://www.safehousesoftware.com/SafeHouseExplorer.aspx http://www.truecrypt.org/


What do you make of it dudes??


Cheers from Italy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (King of Freebies)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#57

I tthink it works perfectly and a lot of answers can be found by just looking around. Thanks Kryptel I thing it is grande.

Reply   |   Comment by franco lambardi  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#56

Pass on this freebie.
If you lose your system then you will need to purchase the software to decrypt your files.

Reply   |   Comment by 1wisegeek  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-33)
#55

GOTD offers free software daily. Some are very good or excellent.
Others are bad. But we are all different users with different skill levels, different needs, and different existing PC configurations. So what is useless to some is a great help to others.

There is a certain element of greed in us.

Especially when it is free. When we already have viable proven alternatives (paid or shareware or freeware) there is a temptation to download and install today's GOTD software, just in case....and then the next GOTD software...and the next one after that.....

So one ends up with a PC full of 5 GOTD video converters, 6 GOTD encryptors, 4 GOTD photo editors, etc... on top of all the other software we already have.

Would be good to control this GREED and install selectively.

Declining the GOTD offer does not mean that one is "ungrateful" or "stupid" or "paranoid" or "complaining".

It means we are contented with what we already have and thankful for that.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#54

Okay here's my feedback.

I've been using Kremlin for quite some time. This is how I feel about your software in relation to Kremlin.

1) The right click option is easy to use..however it takes a little bit long for the password box to appear. Possibly this could be speeded up for quicker usage? (Kremlin does this much quicker)

2) When you enter the password. I would prefer to have the password box as a double box rather than the over writing (green writing appearing) However this is more of an aesthetic change and not a major issue.

3) When entering the password I would like to see a "Shred" check box or some option to turn shred on or off rather than having to turn it on or off under the options. Sometimes want to shred the original file. Sometimes I don't.

4) Modifying an encrypted file is pretty easy with the drag and drop feature. This is a nice addition to what I cannot do with Kremlin. What I initially wasn't sure is how to save it. Although its automatic on exit it was a bit disconcerting. I would prefer a dialogue box to appear asking if I wish to save or discard my changes rather than assume I want to save. Possibly I had made a mistake and then I could not reverse it simply by clicking close. (an undo / redo feature could be good here also)


5) Decrypting - I would like to see the same as points 2 and 3


6) using the wizard I found it quite confusing and not very wizard like. For example. I wanted to make a backup script. i made it. However then what do I do? Nothing seemed to happen at the end. No ability to set a timer or how often it would run or did I miss understand this facility? Also how do I find them? Where are they stored? Im sure they are there it just isnt easy to understand by just clicking around.

Also when you create a backup script and try to select the files...you cannot simply click a box to select multiple folders. Instead you have to go in and select the files. What if the files change? I might want to encrypt a folder that constantly changes its contents. Is it possible?

Other possible improvements:

Browser integration when downloading files from places like your email (yahoo/gmail etc) you could offer a download and encrypt facility. (unless I missed it)

Thanks for the software

Loop

Reply   |   Comment by Loopi  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

Jo, #46
"This is why when using any Encryption Software, the use of Whole Disk Encryption is crucial, you never know where sensitive files can be saved, or logged"

If you think that whole disk encryption does not have that problem, you are mistaken. It does. There is absolutely no guarantee that sensitive traces will be left on the encrypted disk only. Free space eraser is the only more or less reliable solution.

jpermitone, #47:
You are right, we should have mentioned that.

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

I have two/three encryption programs. Stand alone Ashampoo Magic Encr., and two in suites, Ashampoo Winoptimizer [AWO](which is the one I use, because the actual programme cannot be lost, and even an update will not affect previous settings), plus the one in Winutilities which probably works in a similar way but best to stick to one - and you can lose the Winutilities License - even if it is "Forever" - on an update.

Never had an issue with AWO versions so I see no point changing. You can even get it as freeware if you Google (might be V.6 or a special release).

Reply   |   Comment by billy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#51

I've installed the newer version and the bug i mentioned is gone :) I clicked on HIDE and my passwords are now in asterics :)
Super!

Reply   |   Comment by Ozawa  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#50

Thank you very much Kryptel. I might pay for it just to support it and i like the way you handle the questions! Good work!

Reply   |   Comment by Ozawa  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#49

Cryptainer is free and Open Scource if the data you want to encrypt is less than 25MB

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#48

Blowfish advanced CS is light years ahead and it is open source also.

Reply   |   Comment by Mickey  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#47

To Kriptel:

In your description of the software in a very prominent place perhaps at the beginning you should mention that if the giveaway of today is lost the the FREE VERSION will open any files encrypted by today's offer. Perhaps then there wouldn't be all those questions/coments about what would happen if today's offer was corrupted or lost. People do not read all the comments and answers before posting their own questions/criticisms/comments; but I think they MUST at least read the description if full or part. — Just a thought.

Reply   |   Comment by jpermitone  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#46

@#42 ""Kryptel can’t monitor all files on your PC. No encryption program can.""

This is why when using any Encryption Software, the use of Whole Disk Encryption is crucial, you never know where sensitive files can be saved, or logged, simply wiping the freespace will not get rid of Shadow Copys, page file ect or logs ect ect where these files or information about these files may be stored!

Your going to have to use East-tec eraser along with R-wipe & clean to wipe everything before you can feel somewhat secure if you are not using WDE!

Reply   |   Comment by Jo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Very good program Kryptel and thank you . Also thanks GOTD .

Installed flawlessly on WinXPSP3 32-bit . The GUI is easy to navigate and straight forward . The options for types of encryption AND compression are excellent also your choices of preferred cypher are easy to understand and select . The right click context menu is also detailed and permits easy navigation of desired jobs and functions .
The options in tools to back-up and shred files are a nice addition as well .
Kryptel encrypted , Compressed , And shredded the old file 9x as requested in about 20 seconds ( 14MB .rar )Yes you can compress .rar or other compressed containers further if you remove the file type from " Files that are not to be compressed " in tools , Settings compressor .

I have not found any undesirable behavior or features with this program and would recommend for both the average and power users .

The one and only feature I would add would be " Right click container , Email " to the context menu .

Reply   |   Comment by Ozzman  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#44

Truecrypt does not have a backdoor period, this is why LEA cannot open it as long as the user used a proper password and or keyfiles. Period.

Reply   |   Comment by reghacker  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#43

@39, GE — October 7th, 2011 at 9:11 am

Thanks for your speedy answer: it took some searching, but now I have configured Kryptel to be Axcrypt-compatible (my preferences)

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#42

reghacker, #31:
"To save space and if you’re strictly using the English version you can delete the following files from the localization folder *.40A, *.401 ,*.407, and *.419. you can also delete the *.kbd files except en-us.kbd in the keyboard folder"

Yes, you can delete them if you don't need them.

"A person wanting to decrypt a file without additional steps can surely decrypt it which makes it useless."

Not sure what you mean. A person who knows the password (or have the key file) can decrypt, a person who doesn't cannot. Simple as that.

Balaji, #36:
"Open source freeware is the only kind of software to use for this kind of purpose. You can not trust that the developers of this software have implemented encryption correctly or without back-doors of some kind since it is closed-source."

If you visit our web site, you can easily find a number of articles describing Kryptel's inner working. We provide enough info for anybody to verify that it does exactly what it should.

"Moreover, I don’t want to be held to ransom if I need to reinstall my OS in the future for any reason"

You will be able to get your data back easily. If you have any problem with it, we'll help you. No ransom required.

Jo, #38

"so Kryptel scans the HD for files like, when you download a file in Firefox for example, Firefox saves the file to a temporary file first then moves it, does it erase these files?"

No, of course not, Kryptel can't monitor all files on your PC. No encryption program can. If you want to remove traces left by other programs you should use a program erasing free disk space. There are a few decent and free programs doing that (we do plan adding this feature to our shredder too).

Reply   |   Comment by kryptel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
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