System Protect Alternatives

    System Protect is described as 'is free, easy-to-use software that helps keep your operating system stable and protect important programs, documents and files from deletion caused by viruses, other users on your computer such as your kids, or even by your own mistake' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to System Protect for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Windows BitLocker. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Encrypto or Axcrypt. Other great apps like System Protect are EncFS (Free, Open Source), Seahorse (Free, Open Source), Gnome Encfs Manager (Free, Open Source) and Jetico BestCrypt (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2017

    1. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.
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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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    3. AxCrypt is a simple file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with your workflow to encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with files.
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GnuPG
      Seahorse is a front end for GnuPG, that integrates to the GNOME desktop. It is a tool for secure communications and data storage.
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    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. If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt software automatically encrypts your files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right password or keys.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Folder Lock is a file lock, folder protection & file encryption software to lock folders & password protect folders. Encrypt files and lock USB Drive. Free Download!
    6. Folder Guard is powerful security software for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000. You can use it to protect folders with passwords, hide files and folders from other users, restrict access to Control Panel, and more.
    7. Wise Folder Hider is a free file/folder hiding tool. You can use it to hide files and folders on local partitions or removable devices.The data can't be accessed by other programs or on other operating systems such as DOS.
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