What are the best programs to encrypt attachments?

asked by Linda Gulliver
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    #1Virtru

    Virtru

    Virtru provides data protection for G Suite & Office 365. It helps you prevent unauthorized access to emails and files, regardless of where they’re created, stored, or shared.

    Software

    Web

    Price upon request

    Ryan Barnes
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "Great way to save and to protect"
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    #2Gilisoft File Lock Pro

    Gilisoft File Lock Pro

    Gilisoft File Lock Pro is a software for Windows that allows you to protect passwords, files, folders on local drive  USB or LAN Network. Protect your personal or professional information from thieves or malicious malware.

    Software

    Windows

    $39.95- free trial available

    winfilelocker
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Encrypt files and folders into GFL format or EXE format file with AES encryption algorithm."
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    #3Amazingshare Free Folder Password Lock

    Amazingshare Free Folder Password Lock

    Amazingshare Free Folder Password Lock is an encryption software offered by Amazingshare. It is for protecting and hiding all types of files. It has a user-friendly interface and allows users to disguise folders for privacy.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- 39.99

    Jerry lee
    Written on July 10, 2019
    "Best folder lock freeware"
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    #4Free Password Protect USB Flash Drive

    Free Password Protect USB Flash Drive

    Free Password Protect USB Flash Drive is software that specializes in protecting documents, archived files, photos, and videos that are on a USB flash drive. It supports numerous brands such as SanDisk, Kingston, Transcend, HP, Sony, etc.

    Software

    Windows

    $39.99- Free trial available

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    #5Free External Hard Drive Folder Lock

    Free External Hard Drive Folder Lock

    Free External Hard Drive Folder Lock is a software available for Windows devices which allows its users to lock their hard drives with password locks. The locks can also be applied to flash drives, pen drives, and pocket drives, among others.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- $39.99

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    #6Folder Lock

    Folder Lock

    Protect your personal files, photos, videos and everything you want to keep out of everybody with Folder Lock: you will be able to set a PIN, pattern, password or fingerprint to unlock that folder to make sure you are the only one that can see what is in it. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Arnav Pawar
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This App takes on a lot of different security jobs, and seems to do them fairly well. And yet, I wouldn't trust it with the only copy of anything important. From the reviews, there seems to be way too many user errors that novices might stumble into and end up very disappointed. "
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    #7VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt 7.1a. It gives you an extra layer of security to protect yourself from hackers, malware, spyware, and other dangers you might encounter online.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Samuel Fox
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "With the death of TrueCrypt, Veracrypt, its successor, really is the only game in town. Thankfully, the source code is public, and it's stood up to much scrutiny. I keep all my poetry encrypted, so the lizard men can't steal it and post it on the interwebs."
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    #8AxCrypt

    AxCrypt

    AxCrypt is a software that provides security and encryption for your files, cloud storage services, and passwords. Plus, you can use it in many different languages and set up collaboration by allowing another user to access your secured files with their own password.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android, Mac

    Free- $75

    Jacob Perry
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "With all the recent discussions about encryption and cybersecurity, I thought it may be a good idea to start encrypting my attachments and files when sending emails to ensure that those communications were secure. I thought about giving AxCrypt a try however when I discovered that they use a third party wrapper which can see the data you are encrypting I decided otherwise. The purpose of encrypting data is for privacy. If the information I am encrypting is being sent to a third party that is just counterproductive."
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    #9Ceerus

    Ceerus

    Ceerus is a free app for iOS and Android devices that lets you send secure, encrypted messages. This app is ideal for individuals and companies who want to send video calls and messages in a secure environment.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Tammy Weber
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "When you need to send secure messages, a popular only way is to use Ceerus. Ceerus ensures that any message you send is encrypted so that only the receiver may access the message. "
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    #10Surespot Encrypted Messenger

    Surespot Encrypted Messenger

    Surespot Encrypted Messenger is an app for iOS and Android devices that lets you send secure encrypted messages. With this app you will be able to control over your messages. Once your message and its attachments are delivered, they will be removed from the receiver's phone.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Sharon Li
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "I wanted to encrypt some of the things I was sending. It works fairly well, and unencrypt the messages and attachments on arrival to wherever you sent them."
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    #117thShare Folder Password Lock Pro

    7thShare Folder Password Lock Pro

    7thShare Folder Password Lock Pro is a software which allows users to encrypt their computer data, emails, hard drives, and USB file data with passwords. This software requires Windows XP and above.

    Software

    Windows

    $69

    burnell chasel
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "7thShare Folder Password Lock Pro is an excellent, comprehensive Data Encryption Software, Which can safely Hide/Protect/Encrypt files, folders, photos, videos, documents and other personal data on your computer or Removable Devices Like SD Card, External Hard Drive and so on."

Summary

Best What are the best programs to encrypt attachments
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VirtruSoftware 4 Paid
2Gilisoft File Lock ProSoftware 3 Paid
3Amazingshare Free Folder Password LockSoftware 2 Free
4Free Password Protect USB Flash DriveSoftware 1 Paid
5Free External Hard Drive Folder LockSoftware 1 Free
6Folder LockApps 1 Free
7VeraCryptSoftware 1 Free
8AxCryptSoftware 0 Free
9CeerusApps 0 Free
10Surespot Encrypted MessengerApps 0 Free
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