VSEncryptor Alternatives

    VSEncryptor is described as 'easy to use file and text encryption program. You can encrypt any file or text you choose. To access the file (or text) again, you would need access to the password that was used while encrypting' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to VSEncryptor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is GnuPG, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VSEncryptor are AES Crypt (Free, Open Source), Kleopatra (Free, Open Source), Axcrypt (Freemium) and EncFS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 7, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • OpenPGP
      GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications.
    1. AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
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      • GnuPG
      Kleopatra is a certificate manager and a universal crypto GUI.
    2. 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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      • Mac
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      • 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.

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      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. Password-encryption of files and folders. The program is written in Java and therefore platform-independent and runs on nearly every system without installation, but requires a Java Runtime Environment - that is already installed in most cases.
    4. GPG for Mail is an open source plugin for Apple Mail. Encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify mails using OpenPGP with a few simple clicks. GPG Keychain
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      PGPTool allows you to encrypt and decrypt files. It's free and easy to use.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      OneTime is an open source encryption program that uses the one-time pad algorithm to allow two parties to communicate privately. It has features to assist with the bureaucracy of pad management, and comes with built-in help. OneTime requires Python 2.
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    5. Securely encrypt your private and confidential files or whole folders. The encryption/decryption process is simply done by dragging the selected file(s) or folders(s) to application window.
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