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Encryption is encrypting data on the basis of an algorithm. By means of encryption software you can the files to your PC or on an external storage medium such as a USB stick is encrypted to store, so that others who do not know the password cannot access your personal files.


Encrypto is a free program for Windows and Mac computers that your personal files secure by encrypting it. You can use these files then send, via for example a USB-stick, e-mail, Dropbox or a service to share files. Only the persons who have the password can open the file.

Encrypto uses AES-256 encryption, and indicates the possibility of a hint to add that to the password (for example: what is the name of my first pet).

Installation and use of Encrypto are free. However, there is seamless integration between this program and Hider 2 for Mac. That last one is a paid program and ensures that the hard disk stored files completely invisible to others. It is not necessary to Hider 2 for Mac to buy Encrypto to be able to use, so also for Mac users, this encryption free.


VeraCrypt is a free schijfencryptie program based on TrueCrypt. The software adds extra security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption. This makes your computer immune to so-called "brute-force" attacks. Where TrueCrypt, for example, a 1,000 variations on an encryption key used VeraCrypt there are more than 300,000.

The stronger encryption will take a little longer to format a partition to open it. For the users of this open source software weighs this disadvantage is not against the benefit of improving the security of the computer.

VeraCrypt can not handle the format of the file that TrueCrypt uses and vice versa. It is so important to the encryption of a partition with the same program to do it, if you open the contents of the partition will use.


CipherShed is started as a "fork" of TrueCrypt. This means that the source code of TrueCrypt as a basis is taken for the development of this program. The people behind this project, started in 2014 at the time that the development of TrueCrypt suddenly shut down.

CipherShed makes it possible for an individual file or a whole storage medium such as a USB stick or an external hard disk to encrypt. Decrypting and encrypting is done "on-the-fly". CipherShed returns the encrypted data as a separate folder on your operating system. Without this program in combination with the correct passwords, the files are not accessible for others. This provides an additional layer of protection for your digital data.

CipherShed is available for all major operating systems, so both Mac, Windows and Linux systems. Encrypted data is also interchangeable between these systems. A USB stick on a Windows computer with CipherShed is encrypted so it can also be opened by a Mac user with this program in combination with the correct password.

CipherShed has the following characteristics:

  • free encryption tool,
  • code is based on TrueCrypt,
  • available under an open source license,
  • available for Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems.

AES Crypt

AES Crypt is an open source encryption program that is suitable for all the major operating systems for laptops. These are Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

The program actually provides a very simple function. After installation, you can right-click a file or folder and AES Encrypt select. You then enter a password that you or someone else that will open the file, always first to enter. This file is then encrypted and is protected against unauthorized access.

When you use an encrypted file to open click on it with right-click, and select AES Decrypt. After entering the correct password you will get access to the file.

AES Crypt has the following characteristics:

  • open source encryption program,
  • simple functionality, all with the right-to perform,
  • an encrypted file can not be opened without the correct password,
  • available for both Linux, Mac and Windows.

Cryptainer LE

Cryptainer LE free encryption software. The program creates an environment where all files are protected can be saved. This secure environment is a container called. The only thing you need to do is make a folder or a file with encryption to secure it to the container to drag. Cypherix LE uses a 128-bit encryption.

Cryptainer LE has the following characteristics:

  • encryption software,
  • freeware license,
  • makes use of 128 bit encryption,
  • available in Dutch and with a Dutch manual,
  • only suitable for Windows.


UPDATE: In may 2014, the makers of TrueCrypt decided the software no longer support. In addition, advise them of TrueCrypt to migrate to other encryption solutions. For Windows users specifically is the default in the operating system, integrated tool BitLocker advised. It is guessing at the reason for this decision. Even the security experts are unclear whether the program is actually unsafe is proved.

TrueCrypt is an open-source encryption program and therefore free to download. TrueCrypt encrypts all files in a partition of your hard disk. This appears as a separate drive on your screen.

You can use the files created by TrueCrypt encrypted only reach by keying in the correct password that you have entered. Particular to TrueCrypt is that in addition to the "normal" encryption, still a hidden folder displays that are visible only by pressing a combination of two specific keys. So, if you for some reason, your initial password should be handed out to someone, there is still a hidden folder that is not displayed without pressing the key combination to use.

TrueCrypt allows you to not only use for (a part of) the hard disk of your PC but also for portable drives such as a USB stick.

NOTE: the files that you are encrypting by means of this software program are only to pick back up by a password to key in. Keep in mind that you your data files, you can't achieve if your password is lost or forgotten.

TrueCrypt has the following characteristics:

  • secure encryption of your data files,
  • privacy by shielding your personal information,
  • also to use from a USB-stick,
  • ability to add an extra invisible folder to use as extra security,
  • an entire partition or storage device with encryption secure,
  • available for Windows, Mac and Linux, open source.


True is an open source encryption program. By the integration of the encryption software with Windows Explorer can files simply with one click on the right click to be encrypted. To an encrypted file to open or change it, you only need two clicks on the file.

To open the file do the recipient of the file does not have True software to install. The password allows the file to self-extract.

True has the following characteristics:

  • open source encryption software,
  • AES-128 bestandsencryptie,
  • compression of files is possible,
  • with the built-in shredder, files can be thoroughly removed,
  • only suitable for Windows,
  • also available in the Dutch language,
  • possibility of automatic de-encryption of files to create,
  • this can be extracted without the need for True installed on the computer.

Download and install one of the versions programs Encryption for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit, 86).

Devices: Desktop PC, Laptop (ASUS, HP, DELL, Acer, Lenovo, MSI), Ultrabook

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