7-Zip Portable

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Portable version available: 

This product is portable.

Our rating: 

License type: 

System requirements: 

Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7, WINE on Linux/UNIX

Download file size: 

1.4 MB

Version: 

9.2

Page anchor: 

7zip

Review article: 

Best Free Encryption Utility for Personal Use at Work

Pros: 

Very simple to use (but see Con's). Compresses as well as encrypts. Integrates with the PortableApps.com suite (for USB drives). Work directly from Windows Explorer or the user interface.

Cons: 

7-Zip's user interface is simple, but a bit mysterious until you catch on to how to use it. Also, you need to use a workaround if you want to create new files directly in the encrypted archive to avoid leaving an unencrypted file or file remnant behind.

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer

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Download page: 

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/7-zip_portable

Developers website: 

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/7-zip_portable