FREE CompuSec Alternatives

    FREE CompuSec is described as 'The FREE CompuSec is a PC Security Suite that protects Notebooks, Desktops and Tablet PCs by providing Access Control, Hard Disk Encryption, File Encryption, and Single Sign On' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to FREE CompuSec for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is TrueCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FREE CompuSec are Encrypto (Free), EncFS (Free, Open Source), Kryptor (Free, Open Source) and Seahorse (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.] TrueCrypt is a disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.

      Discontinued

      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and CipherShed. "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."

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    2. Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then send it however you normally would — but this time with added security. It’s free for both Mac and Windows.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. You can find links to source and binary releases below.

      Warning

      The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS#General_Security_Concerns

      The actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm

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    3. A simple, modern, and secure encryption tool.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GnuPG
      Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring. With Seahorse you can... - Encrypt/decrypt/sign files and text. - Manage your keys and keyring. - Synchronize your keys and your keyring with key servers.


    4. The Gnome Encfs Manager is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes. It allows you to create encrypted directories, any file that is placed in such a directory will be encrypted.
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    5. LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFE Change of name to 'LibreCrypt' in version 6.2 Features: Easy to use, with a 'wizard' for creating new 'DoxBoxes'.

      Discontinued

      Last release Nov 24, 2015
      https://github.com/t-d-k/LibreCrypt/releases

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" (OTFE) disk encryption program for PCs running MS Windows and Windows Mobile PDAs (FreeOTFE4PDA).

      Discontinued

      Discontinued per Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeOTFE)

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    6. DCrypt is an encryption and decryption tool that combines in a smart way multiple algorithms. The combination of multiple strong algorithms makes it much more difficult for hackers to get the plain content of the encrypted file without the password.
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