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Giveaway of the day — Privacy Drive 2.10

Privacy Drive is an easy-to-use encryption software that locks, hides and encrypts all kind of pictures, videos, documents, files and folders, password protects sensitive information from unauthorized access.
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Privacy Drive 2.10 was available as a giveaway on March 20, 2015!

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Privacy Drive is an easy-to-use encryption software that uses Virtual Disk and On-the-fly Disk Encryption Technology to lock, hide and encrypt all kind of pictures, videos, documents, files and folders, password protects sensitive information from unauthorized access. Using industry-leading strong encryption algorithms, Privacy Drive allows you to create multiple encrypted volumes to mount as virtual disks, you can use them just as other normal hard drives.

All data on the virtual disks is stored in encrypted form and is automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are saved or loaded, you do not need to manually encrypt or decrypt each and every file or folder. Furthermore, you can transfer your encrypted volumes via email, upload or backup, move or copy them to external hard drives, USB drives, Firewire drives, CD/DVD, Cloud Servers (such as Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive) or any other portable storage device and take them with you, wherever you go, you can continue to access your encrypted data using Privacy Drive. This gives you the power of taking your sensitive data anywhere you want without the fear of data loss or theft.

System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 2008/ 2012/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 (x32/x64); 512MB of RAM or more; 10MB of available hard disk space; Intel/AMD or other compatible processor

Publisher:

Cybertron Software Co.

Homepage:

http://www.cybertronsoft.com/products/privacy-drive/

File Size:

8.85 MB

Price:

$79.95

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#22

I would like to see a way to add partitions of your hard drive. There is probably a way to do this I am just not aware of the method.

Reply   |   Comment by Teresa  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

TrueCrypt Period. It *IS* safe, that's why they are trying to bury it. Version 7.1a is the last and is bulletproof. Don't use anything after this version, it's hacked.

For 27 months there were no changes, then one day WHAM. It's UNSafe? BullSpit. The FBI spent a year trying to get ONE hard drive unencrypted that was TrueCrypted. They couldn't. That's why they want it gone. One day it's fine, the next day the website DNS forwards to SourceForge, with this ridiculous CAPITAL RED LETTER message SCREAMING that it's now unsafe, and that you MUST MUST MUST change immediately to BitLocker (which we all know has back doors that have been proven, articles everywhere about that) They want ways to open your stuff. Don't give it to them.

The feds bought the two TrueCrypt devs off after 10 years of solid encryption, sent them to a nice Island full of babes for the rest of their lives with unlimited expenses all paid (if they would bury the product, or at least stop developing it and stop distributing it, but copies are everywhere, get one). Version 7.1a

Find a copy, use it, forget the rest.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

forgive me overloads there is two codes, i am foolish. i thank thee gods of internet

Reply   |   Comment by aaa  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#19

I recommend VeraCrypt as it has all the advantages of TrueCrypt and it has a 1024 bit encryption. Never had any problems with decrypt and i use it for all my cloud storage. A program without any development history is just a backdoor for hacking.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I'm surprised that this software got so many negative votes!?! It seems like a good software to have! I know that it costs so high normally, but it's free today! Yes, there are alternative encrypted software out there. But, just about all encrypted software have their good and bad points, because of the various differences in their creation. But, that's what makes this and other types of software so unique! If it wasn't for my computer already having encryption software, then I would download this in a heart beat!

Reply   |   Comment by mandrakeman45  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#17

@Jahid:

Relying on trial features might reveal a huge mistake the day the very one you'll need will not be available any longer for "free". You'll have to keep several copies (i.e. stored on different devices USB, SD, ...) of the original software. And do not rely either on a download in future times. Look what happened to TrueCrypt.

There was, and still exists, the excellent FreeOFTE but development has stalled. Because it is open source, some people forked it to the newer DoxBox. Any viable encrypting solutions should be open source for obvious reasons.

Anyway, the future is self-encrypting drives. Such disks do * not * depend on operating systems.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

I used the portable version on a different Windows, downloaded from:
http://www.cybertronsoft.com/download/privacy-drive/
to open the privacy-drive-file:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PrivacyDrive210_20150320/PortableLadenBestand.png
and:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PrivacyDrive210_20150320/PortableLadenBestand%2BAfspelen.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

@Ootje
For some strange reason I can't see your pictures. :)
(Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#15

It is beyond me to understand why anyone would encrypt valuable data with software that may not live forever like an OPEN SOURCE program would. Authors and their companies go out of business every day. An auto crash or cancer of the liver can take away the most gifted software author. PowerBasic is now gone because its author died years ago.

What does the user do when years from now, he must open the "crypt" and his software doesn't work and there is no software like it to run on his new operating system?

I'll tell what he does... he just deletes it and sits down and cries. It's all gone.

OPENSOURCE has a chance of living for a long time. It's like a "living will" in legal terms.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#14

@ #8 john,
I'm a little cornfused,
I can't tell if you liked the s/ware or were not enthused by a feature. You stated "why would anybody want to encrypt ... non commercial use? Yet you proudly offer the 4 types you use to hide your data. More than any other user. Perhaps you could tell us why anyone would want to encrypt or hide their data in a non commercial setting. Was there something wrong with this particular program because you use several others but not this one, though I don't know why anyone would want to in a non commercial setting ...

hoping for
therealtruth

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

Safeguard in *NOT* the same as encrypt. Two very different functions.

Reply   |   Comment by ArtK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Any hacker determined enough to steal your data should be aware of these types of security programs. Hence they should be prepared to deal with those contingencies. If some home user is so paranoid about having their "private" data ripped then the best security is not to keep that type of information on their hard drives. With today's inexpensive availability of megabit USB drives the best bet is to keep those files on those flash drives, use them when needed, then sleep with their private files under their pillows secure in the knowledge that they will have to be clubbed in head before anyone can get access to those files.

Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

What if your USB drive is lost or stolen. People do lose things from time to time, especially if they're only a centimeter or two in length (as many USB "sticks" are these days). I suppose you just hadn't thought about that ... maybe.

Reply   |   Comment by McNally  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

@ GOTD: As mentioned above, an encrypting tool must be portable or reinstallable. Please spare us in future from such offers like this one. Moreover, with which feature does Cybertron Software claim nearly 80 bucks for this product compared with the already mentioned free competitor products?

Reply   |   Comment by Ritchi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#11

Hi - Dual-boot here (New Win10 has been coming out for the last 2 days - but I lead a kind of simple life & have really nothing to hide (not even from my wife) so I will bow out of today's offering with a simple thank you & c u tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)

Since you have nothing to hide, would you mind posting all of your personal info here? Maybe your life is more interesting than you think.

Reply   |   Comment by McNally  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

A good and free alternative is VeraCrypt, an improved post-TrueCrypt open-source product :

"VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX (https://www.idrix.fr) and that is based on TrueCrypt.
VeraCrypt adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. VeraCrypt also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt. This enhanced security adds some delay only to the opening of encrypted partitions without any performance impact to the application use phase."

Reply   |   Comment by Harry M  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#9

As some days ago Glary Utilities Pro were recommended by some comments: I just discovered that Ashraf has happened to get version 5 for free today. Perhaps GOTD could do so too. Have a nice day!

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

This is very good information. I am mystified as to why anyone would downvote it. Glary Utilities Pro is very valuable software.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Lewis  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#8

Way before the Edward Snowden revelations it was revealed that all versions of PGP after Phill Zimmerman sold it, have a built in back door . In fact all US Companies with security based progams have to have a builtin back door for the NSA to read!

It is not clear which country Privacy Guard is from . Which ever security prog you use , although they say dont write your passwords down , in my experience you should and keep them someone where else safe . It is very frustrating that a year or so later you cannot access your data because the password is for some reason wrong or you cannot remember it properly!

If your laptop or stick were to get lost/stolen, left somewhere then it is a
good idea to have some form of encryption ( and a backup copy stored somewhere else ) . Though I am always wary when any company is wooly in their description "Using industry-leading strong encryption algorithms " .

Why not state which encryptions and their strength ?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Why not state which encryptions and their strength ?

They use AES-256 (found in their FAQs)

Reply   |   Comment by domi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Fail to see how open source PGP software can have built backdoor without anybody noticing.
Would appreciate if you could send a link that refers to this supposed backdoor, would be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Regarding the supposed Backdoors in PGP, see responses from Philip Zimmermann in his (PGP) FAQ.

Reply   |   Comment by Exjoburger  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#7

Whatever it takes to secure your data, equally there are many offers to do the job from free to paid software or hardware keys.
One needs to weigh up price, usability and security. For personal use virtual drives are a good way to encrypt your data and they are portable as the volume file can be stored on external media like USB - the downside is accessing a volume on a different PC requires usually the encryption software on both machines to be present. Another option is to encrypt a file to key protected self-contained archives like 7Zip EXE (for example, though 7Zip is probably not the ultimate solution).

What to look out for then? Do you need deniable encryption for transmitting highly sensitive data, do you only want to keep data away from casual data theft? The best solution is encryption that is open-source. Bruce Schneier's website offers you some info before you make up your mind. I recommend reading his website first to get some idea if you are unsure what to do.

If you want to jump ahead with today's free giveaway, keep in mind, it cannot be re-installed without purchase of a license (so, you could suffer data loss).

here are some viable options to consider:

DESLOCK+ (free personal edition) https://www.deslock.com/ very user-friendly and strong encryption also contains file shredder, as well as key or password file encryption, virtual disks, email, archives - commercial edition has more advanced features on enterprise level data security

OpenPuff (OpenSource) http://embeddedsw.net/OpenPuff_Steganography_Home.html for advanced users including deniable steganography


all the best to you all, and keep your data safe

Reply   |   Comment by domi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

Greetings domi.... very well written summary on your take of viable options for today's GOTD. Also thanks for providing the reference to Bruce Schneier’s website. I suspect that many of the negative votes, you have initially received, are due to Bruce's front page book advertising. I have only begun to review this site but can tell you that it is active and up-to-date concerning everyday home and corporate security.... the blog site provides very good incite from others. Clearly some of the material is over my head but I always enjoy learning what I can and expect to spend more time reading the site interactive posts. Thanks for the information concerning DESLOCK and OpenPuff.... which I will review more in more later. I appreciate your post and the posts of all those who share their thoughts and expertize here regularly. Thanks GOTD! RB

Reply   |   Comment by RB  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

It sound a program with very good features but the question is : If for a reason or another temporarily uninstalled the program what will happen to those encrypted files/drives ? they gone with the wind. since registration of the program is only available within the next 24 hours !!!
I believe any of these types of giveaway programs should permit the user to uninstall & reinstall any time .

Reply   |   Comment by Alan Rayan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

You have raised a valid point . But I think those encrypted files ( with .pvd extension ) can be opened with the trial version ( unregistered ) of Privacy Drive because the unregistered version has limitation in setting custom password when you will try to create a new volume. The already generated encrypted volume should be opened by its password.

You can check whether it is possible or not.

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Jahid's argument is good but there are other problems:

- You are accustomed to old programs not running any longer with latest windows! Imagine: Your old hardware can't be repaired, new hardware comes with latest windows, privacy-drive trial doesn't work any longer, no update avaible. What now! With PGP you could even use for decription a Linux Live CD or UBUNTU which is compatible with UEFI etc.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#5

So far The program seems to be good and robust having well organized and user friendly interface . But the same task can be achieved by 'SafeHouse Explorer' (http://www.safehousesoftware.com/SafeHouseExplorer.aspx ) as well and SafeHouse Explorer provides more advantages -
i) A free program having no limitations. Privacy Drive does not allow to use custom password in trial version.
ii) SafeHouse Explorer can create self-extracting EXE encrypted storage vaults. Just click and run.
iii) SafeHouse Explorer can be run as a stand-alone executable file without needing to be installed, meaning that it can be run directly from USB memory devices or even from Internet which makes possible to access protected files from public access PCs.
Though Privacy Drive also offers portable version.

I use SafeHouse Explorer regularly and will continue to use it.
But thanks for the offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#4

All data on the virtual disks is stored in encrypted form and is automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are saved or loaded.
That is a lot of throughput process going on.
If I view 800 photos, then all this huffing and puffing encryption and decryption is going on.
Not a good idea.
This giveaway can be installed for 1 day only.
So if something goes wrong your data cannot be retrieved.
In encryption software use either freeware or paid software.
I use paid software Steganos Safe and other freeware encryption.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

I used the portable version on a different Windows, downloaded from:
http://www.cybertronsoft.com/download/privacy-drive/
to open the privacy-drive-file:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PrivacyDrive210_20150320/PortableLadenBestand.png
and:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PrivacyDrive210_20150320/PortableLadenBestand%2BAfspelen.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Actually the virtual disks can be read by installing the latest trial version at any time as a read only disk

Reply   |   Comment by P.v.R  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Dear Users,

It is, Simple, effective, worth, & beautiful.

Reply   |   Comment by jailani  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-148)
#2

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. One key is not enough... A clean install, some additional registry keys due to the service.

A company focusing on privacy: without name and address. LOL
"About Us

Cybertron Software, formerly known as PrivacyEraser Computing (© 2002-2012), is a leading company exclusively focused on the privacy protection, PC cleaning and performance optimization solutions for home and business computer users. Our goal is to deliver high quality, reliable, the best and most innovative software products for our users.
"

Upon start a resizable window opens, in the settings you can switch the language from English to English, you can change the skin from silver to silver, you can change the encryption algorithm, the preset is the best.

I create an encrypted volume, the option to fill this volume with random data is pure nonsense. It doesn't "strengthen" whatever.
http://i.imgur.com/qTxyLAt.png

The creation went fast. In my eyes too fast. Remember Truecrypt (or other software)? They create a random hash pool, with different approach to get real randomized data: mouse movements, keyboard strokes, clock cycles or ... This software starts the process so fast, that it must have skipped this most important step.

The volume is created as FAT32, no options in the create process to change this to NTFS.

Hmmmm, what to say? Use one of the other tools.

Uninstalled via reboot.
http://i.imgur.com/UHLEqBB.png

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+135)

Thanks Karl, as usual your comment is valuable. As in: "The program is available for $79.95"?

Reply   |   Comment by Dufus McGee  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#1

Encrypting your data with a proprietary system is rather pointless when such good freeware is available, I speak from bitter experience.
Free versions of PGP are probably a much better bet as it has been around for years and will continue to be so, plus it is open source. PGP is one of the most secure methods of hiding your data available.

Programs like today's download are probably much more convenient to use than PGP, but just bear in mind that when things go wrong they go very wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+92)

PGP is fine for general purpose use, but has been compromised if any governmental agency is trying to look at your files - then it's an open book.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Didn't know PGP was still around. Used to like using it, then it changed owners four or five times, and last I heard - going on five years ago - it wasn't freeware any more. Last version I used was 6.5. Where can I get it now? - And can I still use my old keys and passphrase from way back when?

Reply   |   Comment by Werner Maurer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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