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Steganos Safe 18 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Steganos Safe 18

Safely encrypt sensitive data!
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 47 (82%) 10 (18%) 38 comments

Steganos Safe 18 was available as a giveaway on February 1, 2018!

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Steganos Safe 18 is a digital vault that protects everything you don’t want anyone else to see. With the click of a button, Steganos Safe 18 protects all types of sensitive data on your PC, in networks, or in the cloud thanks to state-of-the-art 384-bit AES-XES encryption with NI-Hardware acceleration.

  • Supports data encryption in Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and MagentaCLOUD;
  • Safe size up to 2TB (2,048 GB);
  • USB stick as safe key: once ejected, the virtual vault closes and the sensitive data is protected;
  • Easily configure safes in your home network;
  • Backup Assistant, to ensure that safes are secured on backup media;
  • Optimized Portable Safes for USB flash drives, CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc;
  • The unlocked safe seamlessly integrates itself in Windows as a disk drive and can be used from within any application;
  • Safes are now simple to move and delete;
  • Steganos Safe 18 not only encrypts your data, but also inconspicuously hides it in a picture, piece of music or a video if desired;
  • Automatically expanding Safes that save you precious Flash Drive space;
  • PicPass (picture passwords), Steganos Shredder (permanently destroys files).

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64); min. 1 GB RAM


Steganos GmbH



File Size:

36.1 MB



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Well. I followed the instructions and downloaded the app. Tried to open the installer and absolutely nothing opened or installed.
What a waste of time...again.

Reply   |   Comment by winn23  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

First, I want to thank you for offering Steganos Safe 18.

Upon visiting your website I learned that there is a newer version of your program. The "Terms and Conditions" in the readme.txt present three limitations. The second one is "One-Year of free updates to new versions."

The support section of your website suggested that since I have v18 that a 57mb update, v18.03, was available. Given the above statement regarding one year of free updates to new versions I had hoped that instead of v18.03 I would get v19. Not only did I not get v19, v18.03 would not accept the personal serial number sent to me upon initial installation.

I can understand if your marketing plan was to allow one to try v18 and encourage the customer to buy v19 but you explicitly state in the Terms and Conditions that the customer would be allowed one year of free updates.

Please resolve this matter.

Reply   |   Comment by TW  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Can I use this to encrypt folders or entire drives? It doesn't say.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Truecrypt I think originated the idea of encrypted VHDs [Virtual Hard Disks], which is how Veracrypt works as well -- that idea has been picked up by several companies that call them Safes, including Steganos. One advantage of using these apps is automated mounting or attaching the VHD so you can access it -- a DIY method that works with some versions of Windows is to create a VHD & use BitLocker, but then you have to mount [attach] it yourself.

Since a VHD is a single file, it can be moved or copied pretty much anywhere, though some software creates Safes that are designed to be immovable. And since a VHD is a file, there's no bulletproof way to hide it. Truecrypt suggested nesting VHDs, where an encrypted VHD was created inside an encrypted VHD, the idea being that [hopefully] no one would look for it among a bunch of other files/folders, e.g. a full Windows install -- if you were forced to give up a key, you would only give up the key to the outer VHD.

Ultimately there's probably little difference between encrypted folders, encrypted Zip/7-Z files holding however many files & folders, & encrypted VHDs. They primarily guard against access if/when someone has hands-on your device, e.g. it's lost or stolen. If your system is compromised, often they have access whenever you do -- if you access the files in your safe, they can access the files in your safe.

Windows versions that include BitLocker: Windows Vista and Windows 7: Enterprise and Ultimate editions Windows 8 and 8.1: Pro and Enterprise editions Windows 10: Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions Windows Server 2008 and later.



Steganos Safe does include the capability of hiding your data in media files [steganography], which is cool if you're not encrypting & then hiding lots of data... Steganography generally works by adding data to a file either padding the file itself, or by replacing some of the data that's already there, e.g. pixels least likely to be missed in an image. The more data you hide in a media file, the easier it becomes to detect that something's amiss.

Steganos Safe also lets you use a USB stick as a key, so you don't have to remember a complex password, which is also cool. I usually back up this sort of key using disk/partition image software, because USB sticks can be lost, and they can & will fail, which is the Achilles heel of using USB sticks for this sort of thing. I haven't tested this with Steganos Safe though, so be sure to restore a key's backup to another USB stick to make sure it works. Do realize too that shredding files, using Steganos or any other app, may not get rid of everything on flash media or SSDs [besides file shredding itself being a bit senseless on flash media & SSDs] if you do test by restoring a backup to a 2nd USB stick. So either store the 2nd key securely, or maybe do a test, and once you confirm it works, delete that safe & start over creating a new key.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

"Alternatively you can get a personal download link via email"
This does not appear to be working can never get a link.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigbob567  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bigbob567, I think there's something wrong at your end, it always works for me. Have you checked your spam box?

Reply   |   Comment by LM  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A different email address worked. I did download the software. However when I tried to get the serial number
was advise the software was no longer available.
On this page its still indicating 4hrs 14mins left..
I guess not meant to be. Thats OK I can live without the
software. Thanks for your efforts..

Reply   |   Comment by Bigbob567  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

VeraCrpyt free and trusted is all you need.

Reply   |   Comment by pattyladd  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Can I protect files on our NAS in our home network that everyone on the network can access, and also protect files on the network that only a select member can access?

And, if the files are accessed on one machine, does that unencrypt the file ubiquitously for all the machines in the network to access, or just the machine requesting access?

- joeman

Reply   |   Comment by Gentlemen Joe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gentlemen Joe,

AFAIK encryption & allowing/restricting access is usually a feature of the NAS itself, with different brands/models offering different options.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gentlemen Joe,
it's a safe, when you open the door not only the bankmager can get in but also Nosey Parker...
You can always exclude its location from the network.

Reply   |   Comment by lidl1  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

True if the file stays stored on the NAS. with location I meant the location on your pc when you access the file you want to see or work with...

Reply   |   Comment by lidl1  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am receiving an error "api-ms-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll" is missing from the computer, how to fix this ..? any idea..?

I have installed several software before related to encryption and never faced such issue.

appreciate if anyone help,

Reply   |   Comment by SYED SAUD QUADRI  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

SYED SAUD QUADRI, I am experiencing the exact same problem, please some advice. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Gerardo J Banuelos  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


I did using the search term: "api-ms-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll" is missing, getting a few thousand hits. You'd have to try some of the proposed solutions -- I can't say which might fix your system.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi, this means you finally installed the program? thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Gerardo J Banuelos  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

1 year licence or lifetime license?
computer licence, hardware id dependent?

Reply   |   Comment by Wally  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Is this file infected? Avast will detect it as a virus. When installer is downloaded from Steganos site, it will be installed without any problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Vangelis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Vangelis, Check on www.virustotal.com.
There are no ideal antivirus programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Dimma  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Vangelis, AV's dislike the Themida wrapper. If you apply for a key, you will also get a link to download an unwrapper version.

I unwrap in a folder that my AV will not check.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

All, espec. newcomers: this Avast problem is a longstanding artifact of the wrapper that GOTD uses to limit installation to the authorized day. Other antivirus software may exhibit similar behavior, so the workaround I am about to describe may help. How do you detect the problem? Two ways: either or both of the following happen: 1) the antivirus reports a threat has been trapped, and/or 2) you never see the installation menus, but only see the erroneous message the software was activated. The workaround I use is to briefly turn off Avast shields, then I launch the Setup. Usually, the Setup/Installation software starts, but before I let the Installation proceed, I turn the Avast shields back on. That way, if the installation of the software has a virus or threat, Avast has a chance to trap it. It is very, very rare that the target software itself triggers an Avast alert. If it does, I abort the installation. Plan B is to try to download the source software from the vendor IF it is available. Today, only version 19, not 18, is avail. Hope this helps... (Thanks, GTOD and vendors, for your hard work, and for the ability for us to access so many kinds of free software!)

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceBuyer  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

русский есть

Reply   |   Comment by валера  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Pity is is an old version

Reply   |   Comment by Ferds  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Ferds, It still does what it needs to, a top notch program!

Reply   |   Comment by Baz  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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