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Giveaway of the day — Uconomix Encryption Engine

Protect multiple files and entire folders with just a few clicks.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 238 (26%) 680 (74%) 60 comments

Uconomix Encryption Engine was available as a giveaway on April 12, 2008!

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Uconomix Encryption Engine allows you to protect the privacy of your sensitive files and folders by encrypting them with strong encryption algorithm and a password. Once encrypted the files or folders can not be viewed without the original password with which they were encrypted.

Uconomix Encryption Engine can password protect multiple files and entire folders with just a few clicks. The encrypted files can be stored on any unsecured devices or can be sent through email without worrying about the security of the data.

UEE can encrypt any and all types of files like Word, PDF, Excel, PPT, images, MP3, AVI and more. It Supports English, German, Spanish, French and Italian languages.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, .Net Framework 2.0

Publisher:

Uconomix Technologies

Homepage:

http://www.uconomix.com/Products/UEE/Default.aspx?o=GAOTD

File Size:

1.66 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#60

#52
I copied it to my USB. It did run without admin rights but it ran as the demo version.
I don't like the way you can't choose where to copy the files to. The just encrypt and unencrypt and the files go where ever the programs feels they should go.

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Hi guys ,

I am posting this for the first time ,
i am thrilled to have truecrpyt and AxCrpyt s/w never knew about them earlier ...
thanks a lot guys ..

Reply   |   Comment by Shukan Inamdar  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I really have no use for the promotion today, but I do thank GAOTD for offering it.

As for people that give info and links to similar softwares offered, I DO APPRECIATE That kind of info as well. A Big THANK YOU for giving us all more paths to choose!!

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

@Niss- more links got in before mine got visible, but the bottom of

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2005/aa948854.aspx

and the other reason to download today's ga, as in the future you can encrypt breakably if you desire with it.

Every silver lining has a cloud.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

# 24 hit the nail on the head about closed-source encryption that has never been proven to be secure. Technically speaking, someone with a little programming experience can write his own using one yet unbroken that would not have a back door.

As for the comments I don't really care who says what...and you can't stop rednecks from going to the beach...

Reply   |   Comment by wd  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I wish to thank GOTD for the giveaways that come with a reg code or liscense code such as IntegryDesk, with its liscense file i WAS ABLE to install it just yesterday even though it was a giveaway many moons ago, don't I just wish all GiveAways had a liscense file!!!

<(___)~

StanP. Proud owner of an AlienWare Area51 ALX 7500 system vista Ranking Score of 5.6 out of a possible 6.0

Reply   |   Comment by StanP.  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

I have the same problem as #33. On the left side of the screen all the menus are messed up so you can't read the text. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Thank you for today's offer, but I am passing because I do not have a need for this program. Thank you so much for these daily program offers (and the games, too!).

I agree with #28 - always have an alternative 'back-up' of important data, that is not on your system - usb, burn a cd, printed, ect ... computer issue happen & who would just rely on 'system restore' !

Thank you #46 regarding your comment today ... I read each comment, good or bad, and consider ALL the comments & alternative programs mentioned before deciding if to download the offer or not. Thanks!

Hello Stephen-WR ... will have to check out your forum-voting page a bit later, but sounds like a start to another wonderful idea!

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Hello Aaron, # 49:
try coyping this software on your usb stick. It will run from the usb stick, but it shouldn't require admin rights like for example True Crypt does.
(more see previous post # 34)
Greetings, AlexSJ

Reply   |   Comment by AlexSJ  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

#47 goodgotd, which "above link"? are you refering to?

Reply   |   Comment by Niss  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

@Placehold- got that firmly in mind. Might understand it better, even.

TANSTAAFL. Kudos and jeers are part of the tariff.

what are you doing downloading free software


Curiosity? Boredom? It's here?

Because sometimes there aren't satisfactory freeware alternatives, or there are but I didn't know about 'em.

And as I watch install problems get worked on, I learn what to watch out for, on a wider range of programs than any 3 ordinary sites..

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Does anyone have a way to encrypt files in a USB key. The computers in my work don't give me administrator access so I can't open encrypted files because I can't install the encryption program on the computers. Maybe someone has used an encrypted USB key?

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Thanks GAOTD, thumbs up and I don't care what the others are saying!

Reply   |   Comment by Money  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

regardind vista install probs:

run as admin everone knows, but from the above link:

Q: What about applications built on the .NET Framework 2.0?
A: The .NET Framework 2.0 is a proper subset of the .NET Framework 3.0 so applications are fully compatible.

Personally I'd install 2.0 and 1.1 JIC.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Just a couple of points that I see going on in these comments. 1st you do not need the password stored in your mind. A bad place indeed to store anything you may need in an emergency because we all tend to have brain drain at such times. Why not just write the number down on a piece of paper and store it on a business card, notebook, or any physical location easily located. For that matter set up the recovery console and store it either on the drive available before you boot or on another drive. That's why I use Acronis True Image because it does just that and much more. You do not have to count on Windows because this supersedes the operating system all together. It can even restore your computer back to a place you wish to have by setting up it's secure zone.
Other than that why not get a life. When you see a program you have a dupe of or is free just don't get it and leave your condescending bull at the doorstep so to speak. I come here seldom because most programs do not suite my needs but that does not mean others may not wish to try them. That is the point of this software. It is try before you buy and as such a great idea and useful to anyine wanting to do the try before you buy thing.
I do appreciate the people that say there is a free alternative because it makes more sense if the program is as good and they often are or a paid program that again suites your needs more than the ones offered. But to flame the site? The company with the efforts of the person or persons finding these programs are doing you a service not trying to piss you off by offering programs you do not want. If that was the case the than 45% would not say they were just what they wanted. I am like some of you more experienced using programs to my liking but more importantly to my needs. If you have no need than either leave a constructive comment why you do not need it or say nothing because what you add is condescending and worth exactly nothing.
Well I'm done and you can flame me or call me what you you will. Either way it changes only the fact that you insist on being nothing more than another voice offering nothing but hot air and dissidences . Personally I am thankful for this site's offerings good or bad. The alternative is Warez, stealing the programs. At least this way you can, as I said, try before you buy.
One more aside. If you use a program like Acronis True Image that allows for you to have a clean backup that can be installed before the blue screens and failures than the programs you downloaded from here and want to keep will not be lost because it is an image and the program has no idea that it is a second install of the program. So you format the drive using the same file type used before the crash. This is essential because the programs installed will see the backup files as already used, be it Fat32 or NTFS and then refuse to work. As well use the original date of the installs not the current or the same problem occurs.
OK have at me. Whatever. I'm open to opinions if they are intelligent and thought out. If you just want to call me names or use expletives that show your lack of Grey matter than you have learned nothing and have to sit in the back of the room until you want to play nice with your peers.

Reply   |   Comment by Stanley Baker  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

…‘for and against’, ‘pros and cons’, "Flotsam and jetsam", I enjoy reading most comment, these are the end users comments not the bias of vendors! On the whole what I find helpful are the intelligent comments. GOTD is not just about the download that is on offer. It's also about other similar or better stuff in the market. Can I say, most of what I’ve downloaded is not the ‘GOTD, but the alternatives suggested by the feedback!

Whilst its fun to get free stuff we still want our PC to be kept in a healthy state, it's our responsibly to do that and there little support given, so these comment are valuble. The comment by #24 is spot on for me. Software should for the most part be uncomplicated and easy to use and safe.

We know what we want but need to be reassured it does what it says on the label. The range of comments reflect the diverse interests and views. I rate this as one the best, liveliest, witty fast paced forums! I’ve picked up a number of gems since joining 3-months ago. My computer runs likes a dream and I’d like to keep it that way! I welcome all comments - good or bad.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I agree with many comments here about using closed sources to encrypt your files. You are much better off using an open source alternative. As for the alternatives most mentioned I prefer Axcrypt. I didn't care for Truecrypt because it asked me to specify the size of the volumn I wanted to encrypt. I can't be sure of the size I need. Why should I lock myself into a certain size? I prefer to use something that lets me encrypt on the fly. Axcrypt does that.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Can you just remember that people went out there way to get this published for free for you to download, whether or not you like it! If your all so clever then what are you doing downloading free software from here? Instead of making your own alternatives hahahaha

Thanks again GOTD
Thanks for the effort you always put in

Reply   |   Comment by Placehold  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Installed fine ...and software does what it says, but has POOR design and not very practical if you need routine access to your files. Once you encrypt a file/directory, you cannot access it simply by providing a password for the file. You NEED to decrypt the file each and every time you want to view the file/and directory. AND ..when you decrypt, the file is no longer encrypted; you will need to go through the same drill again (ie, encrypt the file or directly again). VERY TEDIOUS and not practial; once I encrypt something, I want it to STAY encrypted and have quick access to it by simply providing a password.

SO ...a HUGE THUMBS DOWN !!! My disappointment with this program prompted me to write as this is my first comment here.

For those looking for a PRACTICAL encryption solution: get TrueCrypt. It is free, open-source. I almost hesitate to offer this alternative since this poor imitation (Uconomix) is not worthy of being mentioned in the same category as TrueCrypt.

Reply   |   Comment by JJM  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

In comparison to TrueCrypt THIS software here also supports Win98/ME. Not tested though.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

On installation, error 2869..? Installation aborted. Any advice?

Reply   |   Comment by Les  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

A poll has been started over in the forums as to what you think were the best giveaways of the week. The first poll includes all giveaway between the 2nd to the 9th of April. Vote for your top three. I will be working out which gets the top spot each week and then from the ntop four each month we may hve another poll. this could be used by the GAOTD admins to gauge what sosoftware is the most popular and maybe have reruns of the ones voted nuber one, though this is only a suggestion.

Please follow the link below and post your top three or top seven if you wish ith what you considered the best at the top etc etc. Thank you

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/3087?replies=8

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Nice post # 29. I've tried several of these programs, some free, some not. What I've found is they encrypt each and every file contained in a folder or directory. Some as large as 4.33 GB. Uninstall and system restore freed up my data.
I have no need to waste my time trying another of the same. Wheres this publisher when you need a rep to answer questions? Can it lock an entire directory or file without locking each item in the directory or file?
Also. the needs for file encryption are, for the most part, somewhat questionable. Hiding somethings from the wife are we? Or, from the kids? Children have no business having access to the grown ups computers in the first place. Now, encrypting personal data with no questionable content is a different thing all together. Credit card numbers, software activation keys. letters etc.
Admittedly, I have some content that isn't for children but I have no children in my home. Besides, my computers are password protected. So is access to my external hard drive where all such questionable and personal data resides.
Thank you for todays offer, but I have no use for it and did not vote on it either way.

Reply   |   Comment by ww2vet56  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

I have only recently found GOTD. The first couple of days I was thinking that the posters of negative comments were ungrateful for the free software and just wanted to complain. My position changed a couple days ago when the recovery software was offered. I have used this is the past and it usually takes three or four programs to completely recovery a lost disk due to variations in algorithms. I now see the comments and suggestions of alternative software as helpful. I do take issue with the "xxxx software is much better this" from people that have not installed or had any experience with the offered software. A few example of this can be found in the comments of the last few days.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian8655  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

To #13 (who was commenting to #10): Use KeePass? Seriously? The down side there is that you've got just one password (the one to access the list of passwords in KeePass) to make all your other ones completely obsolete (including the encrypted files passwords, and your website accounts passwords, and whatever other passwords you keep in KeePass).

It'd be MY luck that I'd do that and the "one password to rule them all" (sorry, I couldn't help it :o) ) would doom me by either: A- My forgetting it (eek!), or B- someone somehow getting it and getting all the other passwords...

My advice would be to those with less-than-stellar memories (like myself) use passwords that are meaningful to you somehow (like a date in 01Apr2008 format, for example) and have a set combo of when to press SHIFT and not to. Then you get upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters all very likely to be in your passwords without making them too difficult to remember. I once had this password assigned to me for a job I had: $#sfLLJ89s!sf#$ Try and remember THAT! It took me MONTHS to remember that - but ironically, now that I've been away from that job for over 5 years, I can't forget the stupid thing. *lol* :o)

Reply   |   Comment by WeyrleaderZor  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Since it hasn't been mentioned yet: Uconomix Encryption Engine is portable.

Just copy the complete directory to your USB stick and you can use it from there on any computer. It does require you to enter the serial number from your installed version or will run as a 15day trial only.

Which by the way TrueCrypt is portable as well, but AXCrypt is not (at least replicating the same steps as with Uconomix wanted to start an Uninstall process for Axcrypt on the frsh computer).
So, perhaps just for the portability reason it's not bad to have. Whilst my son does not believe much in having his data encrypted on his usb stick (it's mainly homework), he might opt for encrypting the optional single file.
Pura vida

Reply   |   Comment by AlexSJ  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

thank you gaotd for offering this and all other programs
i have vista and i always read the comments first before i down load stuff from here or cnet or pc world so thank you everyone for your comments too
gl and tc e1

chuck

Reply   |   Comment by justchuck69  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I had his back in November but I never used it because the user interface was so distorted - ie lines of text printed over each other.

Anyone else have this?

I uninstalled that and reinstalled today's - same thang.

I don't have this problem with any other program now, although I have seen it before, maybe twice. I guess it is some graphics setting on my display, but why only this program?

A suggstion for a fix would be nice, but if someone could explain WHY this happens, that would be wonderful.

Thanks in advance and many thanks as always to GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by johnpeter  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I am always grateful for the sheer knowledge of GAOTD users on freeware alternatives - I believe it is also part of the review process that Publisher's submit their programs for.

Publisher's should find reviews helpful that say their paid program fails to reach the standards set by freeware programs - As long as people say WHY theirs is not as good. Building a company's profits and reputation on customers buying your products simply because they do not know of better free alternatives is an insecure business. One good article on a widely-read column about the free alternatives and you are in real trouble.

Instead, you need to make sure your product is at least as good as the free alternatives and preferably better - One way of doing this is to have a "USP" (Unique Selling Point) - Something that makes your product better in some way. Uconomix Encryption Engine DOES have this! Personally I prefer Truecrypt for it's power and that you can be sure there are "backdoor nasties" in there, bad coding or known encryption weaknesses in there. BUT it is not the easiest program to use, this is a lot easier to use. This is Uconomix Encryption Engine's USP - Ease of use!

Perhaps the publishers should make more of this and make it their "niche" in the market - Encryption software that is easy to use and learn for everyone. Then people choose the level they want, much like you can use Adobe's Photoshop, or IrfanView with Paint.net (or similar) instead.

Thank you everyone for all of your help, incredible knowledge and experience and for taking the time to post.

Reply   |   Comment by TK_M  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

.Net Framework 2.0 no thanks

Reply   |   Comment by hermon  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I see that TrueCrypt created a system restore point! That is so thoughtful as few do this and it is so useful to have.

Reply   |   Comment by Walt  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

this software is a crudy crap !...i mean, TrueCrypt 5.0 and AxCrypt (both of them being free of charge!) are way better than this one! ;-)

The things which keeps me coming back day after day to GOTD are the comments.

While I do download the best GOTD freebies, it’s the often erudite, wise and knowledgeable comments about the software and equivalent freeware which I find indispensable.

GOTD is one of my favorite sites simply because of this.

I check GAOTD daily and I download those programs that I think I will find handy but I doubt that anyone downloads EVERYTHING. With the other free programs that are suggested by the reviewers on here, I check out those URLs and save them in a ‘Favourites’ folder. If, at a later date I realize that I now need one of those programs then I can just check my Favourites folder and pick out one of the free ones that will suit my needs (remember, the GAOTD program was only free for one day so I can’t download it now but the other ’suggestions’ are generally always free.

I am also grateful for people who post links to similar freeware programs as the current one. Primarily because when you reinstall Windows you loose all of GAOTD licenses and secondarily, because many times the freeware alterantives are even better than the SW currently being offered on GAOTD.

I have one question : Does this encryption work on a low-level - i.e. it encrypts all files, or only the directory access is being encrypted ? Because for everyday use I can`t imagine waiting for encrypting GBs of data. But if only the access to a directory was encrypted, that would be great.

Reply   |   Comment by mohammed alim  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

# 10 that is why I keep a book in my safe with important passswords in it

Reply   |   Comment by de encrypter  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Close source for encryption is not the worst idea, but someone that said you will want multiple machines with this installed on it if you use it is correct as well. If you want ridiculous security level do both... TrueCrypt the drive (with deniability turned on) and in that container use this software to encrypt the document again. I assume these encrypted programs all flush memory/cache etc...

Reply   |   Comment by Me  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Brett I never download anything without reading the comments. I, for one, am thrilled to usually find a free program that does what the download does without the limitation of losing it when something happens to my computer. I rely and enjoy the comments, they help me make decisions about what I put on my computer. Thank you for all the comments + or -.

Reply   |   Comment by Olivia  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

The things which keeps me coming back day after day to GOTD are the comments.

While I do download the best GOTD freebies, it's the often erudite, wise and knowledgeable comments about the software and equivalent freeware which I find indispensable.

GOTD is one of my favorite sites simply because of this.

Reply   |   Comment by recipient  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

There is a fundimental security problem wth closed source encryption solutions i.e. there is no peer review of the programmers implimentation of the encryption alogarithm. There may easily be flaws in th implimentation that under certain pass phrase/data combinations make it imperfect in the encryption/decryption process.
It may fail to produce the unencrypted data when the correct pass phrase is given OR it produces the the unencrypted data when a different pass phrase is entered leading to a much weaker implimentation of what is supposed to be a relatively strong encryption scheme. Peer reviewed open source industry standard encryption methods with known strengths are the only way the risks can be asessed properly.

Closed source by any company is by definition an unknown risk even with big companies that can afford the best programmers and internal peer review like Micro$oft, that a small company just has no justification in keeping the encryption/decryption parts of the software closed source. There is no solid audit trail for that the end user can sensibly quantify.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

I check GAOTD daily and I download those programs that I think I will find handy but I doubt that anyone downloads EVERYTHING. With the other free programs that are suggested by the reviewers on here, I check out those URLs and save them in a 'Favourites' folder. If, at a later date I realize that I now need one of those programs then I can just check my Favourites folder and pick out one of the free ones that will suit my needs (remember, the GAOTD program was only free for one day so I can't download it now but the other 'suggestions' are generally always free.

Reply   |   Comment by Durok  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Vista Installation Problem!
# 20 (cyberdude) is right. I too have encountered the same error code problem running on my Vista lap top.
I hope the publisher is aware and provides us a quick solution.

Reply   |   Comment by Niss  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I have been looking for this one, glad I found it here.

Many thanks to you guys

Reply   |   Comment by Affiliate Crunch  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

For Vista users ,you might get this error message -"The installer has encountered error installing this package, This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2869." I gaveup after try to install it four times, but same error message.

Reply   |   Comment by cyberdude  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

#9: Thank you for correcting me - I should have written "and the publisher disappears" - and for the wise tip about multiple installations. Apologies for my carelessness.

##11, 12, 14, 15: As one who frequently evaluates giveaways of the day, offers opinions, and suggests alternatives (both here and in my blog), I am gratified by your appreciation. Those who do this are motivated by a desire to help others enjoy the best software and avoid the pitfalls. Our comments are not meant to disparage GOTD, and I am sure all those who post such comments are grateful to GOTD and to the software publishers for their generous giveaways.

What we certainly could do without are the many inane, useless comments along the lines of "I don't need this" and "I already have one" and "I won't download this," and even unhelpful positive comments like "thanks, I'll try this" without more.

Thank you for reading my rant! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by JonathansToolBarAndGrill  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

@Brett (No.7)

There is no big surprise, .Net Framework is pre-installed with Vista.

Read Q&A No. 7 from this Microsoft site

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2005/aa948854.aspx

Reply   |   Comment by AL  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Using AxCrypt that is good enough

Reply   |   Comment by PierreP  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Erm.... isn't EFS built-in to all Windows systems since XP?

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

@AL- according to http://www.uconomix.com/Downloads.aspx - yep, it's still version 1.0.

@Brett-

Someone tell me why do people always complain and tell you for free alternatives. Its already free.


how about multiple "why's"-

A) it's only free for TODAY, you want tech support, maybe updated versions, [ok, that one's weak with this release schedule] or to have after a hdd eats it- use it at work?- you gotta pay.

B) "but you don’t need to criticize it."
Yes, you do. If there are as good or better available as freeware, or there are flaws (not updating it perhaps? For encryption, that's a flaw right there- the bad guys aren't standing still!) then posting here might get a clue-stick passed back to the developers that there are problems that'll hurt sales- or worse.

C) some people, and I'm one, simply cannot afford to buy software they can replicate the functions of with freeware. Especially if it has inferior performance.

I'd kinda like to get WinXP- but Win2000 is what I can afford.

Since it's still the same version since last November, having it still work on Vista isn't surprising- it did then, after all.

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#14

I am also grateful for people who post links to similar freeware programs as the current one. Primarily because when you reinstall Windows you loose all of GAOTD licenses and secondarily, because many times the freeware alterantives are even better than the SW currently being offered on GAOTD.

I have one question : Does this encryption work on a low-level - i.e. it encrypts all files, or only the directory access is being encrypted ? Because for everyday use I can`t imagine waiting for encrypting GBs of data. But if only the access to a directory was encrypted, that would be great.

Thanks

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#13

#10
> how many of you that get this will soon forget the password.

use KeePass

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#12

To #6 and irrespectively of this particular Software
Hi Brett,
Believe me, I do not want start any confrontational debates here.
But I allow myself to tell you that your approach is absolutely unacceptable.
People are gathering here not only to download and install anything, which mysteriously appears as manna from heaven [Exodus XVI].
People are here to share their experiences as well. They compare, they give advices they criticize they express their opinions. Sometimes it is necessary to download, install and run offered Software. In many cases it is definitely should be avoided.
Thanks to those who generous enough to come here spend time and give reasonable reviews and opinions regarding offered SW and other free alternatives.
Sure I don’t mean “hate” messages and alike or any other posts without reasoning.
At the same time messages like: “Just download! Be happy and grateful – it is free! Don’t criticize...” certainly do not have any value.
Thank you

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#11

For comment #6:
I happen to like the fact that people discuss the pros/cons of GOTD's offered software, and post links to similar programs for others to try for themselves.
I am also going to stay with TrueCrypt. Thanks anyway, GOTD.

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