Provides secure AES-128 encryption of files with wonderfully simple usage.
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AxCrypt provides secure AES-128 encryption of single files using passwords, and optionally key-files as well, which AxCrypt can generate for you.
Usage is wonderfully simple. To encrypt a file or files in a folder, just right-click the file or folder and select "encrypt". Simply double-clicking an encrypted file lets you edit or view it with the program of your choice (you must supply the password). Closing an open file automatically re-encrypts the file.
Self-decrypting files are also supported, removing the need to install AxCrypt to decrypt.
Besides the desktop applicaton which has a portable version, the developer also offers AxCrypt for Android and iOS, which is a viewer app to open and read files and documents encrypted with the desktop application.
Note: The AxCrypt install program now uses Open Candy to bundle/install third party software with AxCrypt. That does not present a real problem - you have the option to opt out of the unsolicited software.
AxCrypt was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on based on version 1.7.2931.0.