RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Passware Encryption Analyzer Free 3.7

Scan your PC for encrypted or password-protected files

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

 

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 04 June 2012
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 1396
Developer: Passware
RSS News Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/PasswareNews
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/#!/passware
Facebook: http://twitter.com/#!/passware
Back up your data with Acronis True Image 2016 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $29.99, saving 40%, from store.downloadcrew.com
Passware Encryption Analyzer Free 3.7
Scan your PC for encrypted or password-protected files

Passware Encryption Analyzer is an interesting tool which will quickly check your PC for encrypted or password-protected files (over 200 file types are supported).

If you use encryption yourself then this can be a useful reminder of where your protected files are located (and might, perhaps, point out files you've forgotten to encrypt).

And Passware Encryption Analyzer can also help you check that PCs you manage are being used as you expect. Are other users of the system trying to hide files by storing them in a password-protected zip file, say? Running the program can help you find out by revealing any encrypted files you didn't know about.

Whatever your reason for running Passware Encryption Analyzer, it won't take long to figure out how the program works: just choose the type of scan, the drives or folders to check, click Scan My Computer and it'll begin to check your system. This can take a while, but password-protected files are listed as they're found so you can get at least some feedback right away.

The finished report can be surprisingly lengthy, in part due to Passware Encryption Analyzer's thoroughness. You may find several PDF files listed, for instance: they'll probably open as normal, but the program is just pointing out that they have some security restrictions imposed (you may not be able to print them, for instance).

The real power here is reserved for the full commercial version of Passware Encryption Analyzer ($295), though, because that allows you to right-click a protected file and recover its password right away (and it can scan and work on network drives, too). You can install a free trial version to see how this works, though - find out more on the Passware site.

Verdict:

An interesting tool, particularly if you need to check a shared PC to make sure none of the other users are hiding content from you

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
KeyScrambler Personal

KeyScrambler Personal 3.10

Freeware

Protect everything you type in your browser from keyloggers

Password Safe 3.39

Password Safe 3.39.0

Freeware

Secure password manager which helps to keep your login details safe.

Safe Pad

Safe Pad 1.00

Freeware

A super secure text editor that offers triple AES encryption

WinGuard Pro 2011 configuration screen

WinGuard Pro 2011 v7.6.0.2 Free

Free, for personal-use only

Lock down programs, folders and more with this handy security tool 

Other Download Articles From This Category
NxFilter

NxFilter 3.4.2

Freeware

A professional DNS-based web filter for your network

FrontFace Lockdown Tool

FrontFace Lockdown Tool 1.5.1.0

Freeware

Restrict or lock down any user account

LastPass Authenticator for iOS

LastPass Authenticator 1.2.434

Freeware

Another way to add two-layer authentication to your online accounts.

Lookout

Lookout 4.4.8

Freeware

A free security tool to help you find your lost phone and protect its data

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $12.95
RRP: $19.95
Saving 35%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Spektrel Art 1.0.0

Free Full Commercial Software

Spektrel Art is a stand-alone program and Photoshop plugin which transforms digital photos into "magical art that glimmers and gleams with intersecting lines of tapered light".

What does that mean? Essentially it applies a configurable mix of effects, enhancing edges, smoothing backgrounds and emphasizing colours. Take a look at the thumbnail for one example, and the official product page has more.

Spektral Art works much like any similar tool. Open an image, click one of the thumbnails to apply a particular preset, or click a few buttons and drag some sliders to fine-tune the results.

There's surprising scope for variation, too. For example, just switching from the "Light" to "Dark" theme can transform a bright and friendly image into something dark and sinister, at least in some cases (results vary depending on the source image).

Please note, the demo version doesn't allow images to be saved.

SPECIAL OFFER: as we write, the developer is offering Spektral Art for free. The offer expires August 29th. Please note that you must provide your name, address and phone number to receive your free license.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: