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Kryptel Standard 6.6 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Kryptel Standard 6.6

Kryptel is file encryption software designed for reliable protection of sensitive data.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 425 (52%) 389 (48%) 35 comments

Kryptel Standard 6.6 was available as a giveaway on August 15, 2014!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
free today
Open and read barcodes from image files.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

Inv Softworks

Homepage:

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

File Size:

13.6 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#35

Very strange how nearly every comment, except the ones from Kryptel, now has large numbers of down votes.

Reply   |   Comment by Ghenghis McCann  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#34

Love it! Best & easiest encrypter I ever had!
Because I had version 6.5 it did an odd thing of telling me I had a newer version & would I like to keep the 1 I had or this 1. I told it yes to keep the one I had, but it continued installing & scared me. BUT this is 6.6 & I had 6.5 before, so it turned out great!
I used to use McAfee Vaults, but then I lost my McAfee when I couldn't pay for another year, & boom, all vaults were useless. And a couple weeks later I had to do a restore, but all my files were as the day before... except the vaults were GONE then. So this will be wonderful!
THANK YOU, Kryptel & GOTD! :) Very happy with it!

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

Giovanni #28 You are saying you are not #15? Has somebody stolen your identity - style an all? Have we an imposter? Amazing! Can you explain further? Gosh you are loved and respected by 98% (IMHO) How you are such an encyclopedia - what software do you use to organize your tremendous knowledge base? Nobody is right 100% of the time. Impossible in computer world. Thanks again. Your USA friend.

Reply   |   Comment by Harold Carlson  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

@SoftwareBabe: NSA defeats many encryption efforts

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2048222/report-nsa-defeats-many-encryption-efforts.html#tk.rss_all

"The agency spends more than $250 million a year on its Sigint Enabling Project, which engages the IT industry in an effort to get companies to make their commercial products “exploitable”

Reply   |   Comment by Go USA !!!  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

niv: Portable version can be activated with the same Customer ID as the desktop version, that is 9533-48707-0522

Reply   |   Comment by Andre Stoeff (Kryptel)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Sorry, but I have a better product ;)

For the the original programmer´s site has vanished after years of trust, I deliver a link to an article by Bruce Schneier about this great product:
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/06/the_doghouse_kr.html


have fun finding out about "Kryptochef"

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Kryptel @16
The portable version is asking for license key. The key in today's Readme.txt does not work in Portable version.
Is there a separate key for the Portable which you are 'giving away'?

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by niv  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#28

x 19. Bensday

It was not me to have posted that comment above (in Italy is holiday today and was out of town all day), but your post is senseless and shows anger and hatred against me!

I'm here just to help even you for FREE but could leave this forum if you wish to.

No problem... I can survive!

Relax man...be calm and enjoy life (don't be envious)!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (The original one)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+71)
#27

I bought Kryptel years ago when I needed it, and could find nothing better at the time. I still use it, but not as much. Needs change.

For many many years they allowed me to upgrade my software at no additional cost. That ended at 5.98. Paying for upgrades was not worth the benefits, and of course there are alternatives as many here have pointed out. Moreover, my older version came with SilverKey which let me create encrypted .exe files.

It does do what it says, and is easy.

So I pass on a new version.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-49)
#26

Patrick: Re: using the portable version. The zip archive contains a readme file. If you have any problem installing or using it, feel free to ask for support krsupport@kryptel.com

Scott O: Re: customer panel. You can't access it (as the customer is GAOTD, not you personally), and in fact, you don't need to. It is for controlling licenses and activations.

Reply   |   Comment by Andre Stoeff (Kryptel)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)
#25

I installed it on Windows 8.1 Pro 64 with no problems looks very nice and seems to work fast both encrypting and decrypting. I do have a question though.
Will we have access to the Customer Control Panel?

Reply   |   Comment by Scott O.  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#24

Andre: re portable version. I could not find any instructions on how to use the kryptelusb6.6 since we cannot access the customer panel with the GAOTD key. Is there anywhere that describes how to use it?

Thank You

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#23

#18 and #12 Peter B:
"by law all American Companies have to have a builtin back door for the NSA to read just as all MS products have."

THIS IS NOT TRUE. I am a retired Software Engineer and THERE ARE NO LAWS OR RULES DEMANDING THAT SOFTWARE HAVE A BACKDOOR. THAT IS JUST SOMETHING MOST SEs DO ANYWAYS just in case someone else tries to lock the original Coder, out of the software.

However, I will say this, at MOST, if not all ATM machine companies, there are certain PROTOCOLS AND RULES/STANDARDS THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED and adhered to and there can be no backdoors there, but other software, there can be BECAUSE if the software does not reguire money changing hands, then who is going to look at the code, except the SE?

I used to code at an ATM company and we had to jump thru hoops when coding our software. So, nothing could get by anyone! And, THIS IS WHY IT IS NOT TRUE THAT ATM/VOTING MACHINES ARE CORRUPT. BOTH THOSE TYPES OF SOFTWARE ON THOSE TYPES OF HARDWARE, MUST GO THRU STRENUOUS SECURITY PROTOCOLS BEFORE THEY CAN ACTUALLY BE PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC. Just because someone says a voting machine does something wrong, does not mean it is the software by the original SE. Some ATMs though, can have outside vendor software on it. THEN, you can be suspicious.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareBabe  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-52)
#22

Nr-11, MikeR. I rather have someone with a masters get my stuff then some 28 year old black hat who is a regular at defcon.

On another note, I like Axcrypt. Free and does everything a home user needs it to do. Including the making of .exe's.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-32)
#21

MikeR hit the nail on the head for me. And Richard #12, too.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-24)
#20

who needs encryption?if you have a shared family PC and dont want others checking out your data or if you have sensitive files in your usb pendrive which you dont want others to access in case you lose your pendrive then you need encryption software.

Reply   |   Comment by bharat  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#19

Giovanni, you did it again. Without knowing what you are talking about, you posted another silly comment and now equally silly people will vote you up. Bravo!

If you would have done some deeper research, it says on their product comparison page that their Free Edition (Kryptelite) includes all the additional ciphers from the advanced product editions, and so can decrypt files created by Standard or Enterprise editions.

As to the alternatives you gave, again you did some google search and posted irrelevant product links. The functionality and features are nowhere comparable.

Now, as to some sensible research into Kryptel edition being given away today, it has an easy UI to work with and it was fast at encryption and decryption. It ran into a bug at one point though and I had to restart it manually. But overall, the ease and speed of achieving secret-key encryption, decryption and data shredding seem to be a strength of this product.

But, the cryptographic products are made secure not just by the ciphers used but also by the way they are implemented and the overall security focus of the product. I tried it for too short a time to be able to say anything substantially about the strength of the product in terms of security.

Reply   |   Comment by Bensday  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-41)
#18

#12 Peter B
by law all American Companies have to have a builtin back door for the NSA to read just as all MS products have.
Would you be kind enough to reference a link regarding this law as my search could find no reference to it.
In essence it would render all American encryption software to be useless so it surprises me that anyone would be bothered to develop it.
The only regulations concerning encryption that I could find were available at the following link;-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_of_cryptography_from_the_United_States

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-51)
#17

Peter B: Re: backdoor. We provide complete documentation on our data formats. See http://www.kryptel.com/articles/ "Technical information" part (not easy reading).

Reply   |   Comment by Andre Stoeff (Kryptel)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)
#16

Pip: Re: Portable version. Our fault, sorry, we should have added it to this giveaway (it is normally available at Customer Panel). Please download it here:
http://www.kryptel.com/temp/KryptelUSB.6.6.zip
(it would be nice if GAOTD staff add the link to the offer).

Giovanni: If you lose your GAOTD license, just download free Kryptelite and decrypt your files. All editions are fully compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by Andre Stoeff (Kryptel)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+88)
#15

It does the job as it claims: can easily encrypt and decrypt any files and folders via Windows context menu, using a virtual keyboard.

Good software, but what happens if we lose the GAOTD license?

We need to buy a license to decrypt our encrypted files, is that right?

That being said, if you use CLOUD STORAGE services like SkyDrive, DropBox or Google Drive to store your files, the award-winning freeware "CryptSync" can do the same job for FREE in a very smart way:

http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/CryptSync.html

And to make your file sharing experience on the net very secure, just use PRIVACY BLACKBELT, a FREE P2P darknet with WASTE and TOR:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/blackbeltpriv

Enjoy! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)
#14

It says that Kryptel Standard Edition "Includes a portable version to be run from a USB drive".
That would make it useful to me.
How do we get this?
And does it need admin rights to run?

Reply   |   Comment by Pip  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)
#13

Does what it says on the tin but be aware that it is an American Company so by law all American Companies have to have a builtin back door for the NSA to read just as all MS products have.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-47)
#12

Installed Kryptel after reading the 13 reviews at cnet.com. <60Mb seems to be the default storage area of this version. For sensitive files, over five years previously tried WinGuard, TrueCrypt, Alfa Folder Locker and SafeHouse Explorer ... and Kryptel right click to encrypt folders and files is so, so simple. Do not understand why Kryptel SEO advisors have not lifted the brand higher in search engine returns . It's a winner. Kryptel full version $29 is on par.

Am I a tech? No. An oldie age 69, really I don't want others in my family reading the drivel I have written on various PCs over the last 20 years.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#11

I try to steer clear of certain types of program where dependency on a commercial developer is high. I won't use any backup or imaging software where files / folders get saved in a proprietary format openable only by the backup program, nor will I use any commercial software for security purposes where there's the potential for problems to arise over invalid or out of date licenses.

As mentioned by XP Man in his great post at #4, 7Zip Open Source freeware, with its AES-256 encryption, is as good as any commercial offering. That Open Source is the way to go is also evident from XP Man's other choice: Privacy Guard for Windows, otherwise known as Gpg4win.

TrueCrypt, of course, in its last-but-one version remains a must-have for many but either I'm getting too old or too lazy because I simply couldn't be bothered with all the fuss of setting up when changing computers last time around.

Yet TrueCrypt actually addresses the one issue that almost all home users prize the most: not so much the encryption of files and folders, as the. . . Invisibility.

After all: the chances of your home PC being stolen by a burglar with a Master's in IT security are slim indeed.

Step forward, then, SafeHouse Explorer Free:

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

In its earlier versions, it worked OK but was anything but easy to set up. Nowadays, it's a mature program that (i) encrypts and (ii) hides and can be used quickly and easily by even the most novice computer owner.

As such, SafeHouse Explorer Free completely trounces the two major players in the 'invisibility' field: Iobit and WiseCare. Iobit's Protected Folder is commercial software that nobody in their right mind should use because its 12-month recurring license fee is a nonsense: it doesn't hide anything at all in Safe Mode and thus does nothing more than Wise's Folder Hider, which is free.

That said, that particular "freeware" has a serious downside: if you forget your password and think it'll be easy enough to uninstall the program, download a fresh installation and start over, better think again: Wise dumps legacy flags deep in your registry without your knowledge, designed to stop you from using the new software until you've paid Wise a chunk of money for the password to the old software. Wise significantly omits to make that clear to users -- but then, I guess, it's entitled to profit as best it can from its labors, even if I'm not that comfortable with the concept of freeware-that-isn't-quite-free.

Thanks, then, GOTD and Kryptel for today's offer. Kryptel reputation and quality is as good as they come, so really, it's all down to individual preference re paid-for security or Open Source or (as in my case) freeware versions of well-stablished commercial programs that both encrypt and hide. For the average home user, I can't see why anything more than SafeHouse Explorer Free is required.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-40)
#10

motorola: No, Kryptel can't create exe files, our other product Silver Key can: http://www.kryptel.com/products/comparison.php

Reply   |   Comment by Andre Stoeff (Kryptel)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+68)
#9

This program doesn't create a self decrypting exe file. Or does it?!
Which i want badly.
But thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by motorola  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-68)
#8

Ugh, sorry that my previous comment didn't do as I wanted it to.

This is just what I was looking for. All you have to do is right click on what you want encrypted and select "encrypt" and enter your password and it does it for you. You can also encrypt the folder that the encrypted items are in. You can also right click and drag an item to where you want it to be encrypted and let the mouse button go and an "encrypt here" will appear. I like it.

Reply   |   Comment by bunny  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#7

dadams: I wouldn't recommend removing shredder from the autorun list.

Q: "Why is Kryptel Shredder in the autorun list? Can I remove it from there?"

A: "Shredding is a very lengthy process, and Kryptel performs it asynchronously in the background. As a result, if you turn your computer off immediately after encryption is finished, some data may remain undestroyed. That autorun program ensures that shredding will be resumed as soon as the system restarts.

It is not recommended to disable that program – if you do, unshredded data will remain on the disk until another shredder job is started, and that may be too long. Anyway, you will not gain much by removing that component from the autorun list – it takes only a few milliseconds of processor time to check the queue, and immediately exits if it has nothing to do. "

Reply   |   Comment by Andre Stoeff (Kryptel)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+116)
#6

t "encrypt" and enter your password and it does it for you. You can also encrypt folders. You can also right click and drag an item to where you want it to be encryped and let the mouse button go and an "encrypt here" will appear. I like it.

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

I had version 6.06 from an earlier giveaway. I chose to install this into the same folder. The install process was smooth and easy. There was no need for me to enter the key as the program remained registered. One thing you may want to be aware of is Kryptel will try to place it's shredder program in your startup folder so that every time you turn on your computer this program will start. If you don't want this you can delete it or use a program like Winpatrol to prevent it from being placed in your startup folder in the first place. You can download a free version here...

http://www.winpatrol.com/

I am happy to upgrade my Kryptel program. It is not some thing I use every day but it is nice to have when I do need it. Thank you GOTD team and Inv Softworks.

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

Personally I would only consider encrypting my data in one of two ways depending upon the level security required.
For a pretty high level of security I would use a compression program, zip, rar etc and for a higher level of security I would use an open source PGP program.
Both the above have been available for many years and will probably continue to be available for many years in the future, the same cannot be said for many of the other programs that encrypt your data, they could be gone tomorrow.
This I learned by experience, many years ago, a lot of my data needed a certain program to extract it and the only copy around had a virus, I lived in South America where viruses were almost compulsory.
This was before the days of anti-virus programs and to retrieve my data I had to manually remove the virus from 29 EXE files which was moderately easy and quite a few COM files, not so easy.

PGP files are available from the following links, the second one is a portable version.
http://www.gpg4win.org/
http://ppgp.sourceforge.net/

PGP ifo
http://www.openpgp.org/resources/downloads.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-75)
#3

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit system.

An American company with address in the contact info : Inv Softworks LLC
Pacific Business Center
P.O. Box 34069 #381
Seattle, WA 98124-1069
USA


This installs the standard version, the Enterprise version (Giveaway October 7th, 2011) has as additional features :


Command-line interface for automated encryption tasks
Native 64-bit processing
Utilizes multi-core processors to speed up encryption
Advanced Data Recovery feature allows restoring data from corrupted containers
FIPS 140-2 compliance mode (Google!)

The software has valid certificates from COMODO Code Signing CA2.

The first interface is terrible, a small not resizable window with "wizard options", made by somebody on the fly...
The Kryptel Browser is the "real" interface, you start it with the wizard. Here you can change the settings: encryption methods, language, compression and so on. The "about" shows "Kryptel Enterprise Edition". Is this "enterprise" or "standard"???

But you can manage your encryption and decryption vie the right click menu - the normal way. You can use a binary key (key file), if you want. You create your keyfile with the wizard.

You choose a file or a folder, enter your keyword, the keyword strength is shown and ... done!

You cannot enter the key on a secure desktop - like the KeePass.

The encryption works as it claims, simple to use. Unfortunately the Licensemanager.exe crashed, when entering "update", but worked on restart.

Think about the problem of closed software encryption tools as GOTD. I trust TrueCrypt since years - and version 7.1a is still safe.

Uninstalled via reboot. To many encryption tools at the same time are of no real help.

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

Excellent.
Used to have old version 6.2.3.
It is required to uninstall the old version first, before installing this new version.
Thanks to GOTD and Kryptel.

Kryptel has addressed the concern of anyone installing giveaway encryption. The installation EXE file is not controlled by GCD.
I suppose they prevent potential abuse (if any) by controlling the Customer ID activation. So crooks cannot take a giveaway and sell it en-masse.

Anyway, Kryptel had responded before and explained that their freeware Kryptelite can be used to unlock, if your software was damaged by virus or other mishap.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+113)
#1

This giveaway is the Kryptel Standard Edition. According to the description at the top of the page, "And if an encrypted container becomes corrupted due to hardware failure, Kryptel Data Recovery gives you a good chance to get your data back." But on the developers' website it says, "Data Recovery feature is available only in Kryptel Enterprise Edition."

Reply   |   Comment by Ghenghis McCann  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)
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