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WinGuard Pro Alternatives

WinGuard Pro is described as 'With WinGuard Pro you can password protect your programs and encrypt your files, folders and drives. Users can add password protection to any Windows program' and is an app in the home & family category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WinGuard Pro for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is TrueCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinGuard Pro are Windows BitLocker, Encrypto, Axcrypt and Seahorse.

WinGuard Pro alternatives are mainly Disk Encryption Tools but may also be Password Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinGuard Pro.
This page was last updated Feb 10, 2021
  • Windows

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  1. TrueCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

    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."

  2. 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.



  3. Encrypto

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

  4. Axcrypt

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    AxCrypt is a simple file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with your workflow to encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with files.

  5. Seahorse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GnuPG

    Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring.



  6. EncFS

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

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  7. eCryptfs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux.

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  8. Jetico BestCrypt

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  9. Folder Lock

    • 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!

  10. Gnome Encfs Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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