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Axantum Software AB
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Apr 26, 2017
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AxCrypt Review

Sven Sorensen
Data encryption with very little hassle; password-protect all sensitive data in a few clicks
A review of AxCrypt by Sven Sørensen

There are many occasions when data encryption of your sensitive data is necessary, especially with the amount of viruses and worms out there looking to steal your identity. With AxCrypt, you're given access to some of the best encryption tools to make sure your data stays private.

The freeware program that is AxCrypt starts by installing on your system, but beware of any extras it tries to install. In our case, it was NitroPDF which we happily declined.

Using this program to encrypt your data is rather simple and involves accessing your files from Windows Explorer. Just right-click the file you want to encrypt and follow the steps. Setting a complex password is recommended.

To decrypt files with AxCrypt, you can also use the Windows context menu: Right-click, select AxCrypt and then Decrypt. You will be prompted to enter a password and voila! Your file(s) have been decrypted quickly.

Using programs like AxCrypt is suggested for anybody who wants to secure their information and in this case, by a free and open-source app.

AxCrypt features and highlights:
  • Double-click to edit/view with any application
  • Automatic re-encryption after modification
  • Absolutely no user configuration necessary or possible before use
  • 12 languages in one executable distribution
  • Extensive command-line interface for scripting and programming
  • AES encryption with 128-bit keys
  • Edit an encrypted document directly with double-click
  • Optional pass phrase cache - type pass phrases once per logon and/or reboot
  • Automatic pass phrase validation before decryption or editing
  • Key-File generation and support
  • No options or user interface - easy to install and use
  • Relatively light-weight, less than 1Mb download
  • Extensive command-line interface

AxCrypt is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from data encryption software without restrictions. AxCrypt 2.1.1494 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This file encryptor software is filed under:
  • AxCrypt Download
  • Freeware Data Encryption Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: AxCrypt 2.1

Compatibility with this file encryptor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of AxCrypt may be available from Axantum Software AB.

AxCrypt has been picked by our editors as excellent.
AxCrypt has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested AxCrypt 2.1.1494 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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