TrueCrypt

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Portable version available: 

A portable version of this product is available from the developer.

Our rating: 

License type: 

System requirements: 

Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/7 Runs on Windows 8, but damages the system; Mac OS X; Linux

Download file size: 

3.0 MB

Version: 

7.1a

Additional information: 

Use in "traveler mode" to secure your data on USB devices or smart cards.

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64 Bit compatibility: 

32 and 64 bit versions available

Review article: 

Was for for ...Personal Use at Work

Pros: 

Use this seasoned, widely-used encyption program when you want an encrypted container that mounts as a virtual drive. TrueCrypt's open source status allows the all-important peer review of the source code required for a trustworthy encryption program. "Traveler mode" offers portable encryption.

Product type: 

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

Cons: 

TrueCrypt is long-in-the tooth and there are significant (unrepairable) problems with Windows 8 (and 10). TrueCrypt is possibly still secure, but its status is no longer clean. See the comments in the discussion above.

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Download page: 

http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads.php

Developers website: 

http://www.truecrypt.org/