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nPassword

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

nPassword is designed to be the ultimate portable password manager. It is light, standalone, portable and more secure than most of it’s competitors. The keyword is convenience and that’s the area where nPasswords goes ahead. You can use customizable systemwide keyboard shortcuts, create macros, access your passwords quickly from any program with the QuickPassword popup feature (Win+X by default) and you can drag your data fields off nPassword into any windows program.

Features:

  • Fully remembers it’s state
  • High level of security through 256bit AES encryption
  • Can be carried conveniently on an USB Stick
  • Full featured export / import you can split and merge databases as you wish
  • Full featured tree database with folders, drag-drop, reordering etc.
  • Internal full text search engine (all words/any word/regexp/phrase) you won’t believe how powerful this engine actually is
  • Dragable record fields. you can drag your password over firefox’s field
  • System wide hotkey support (check “Hotkeys” page in the settings dialog)
  • Quick password popup to be used from any program/browser through hotkeys
  • Password spy feature to read your old passwords from crappy programs
  • Password spy protection
  • Configurable password generator with “speakable” and “secure” modes
  • Secure direct filling (when using hotkeys)
  • Clipboard hook protection
  • Form filling macros
  • Persistent bookmarks organizer

http://zeraha.org/

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LockNote

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

Steganos LockNote will change the way you work with confidential notes. Application and document in one: the mechanism to encrypt and decrypt a note is part of it. Secure, simple, independent. No installation required.

Features:

  • Store your most valuable notes as a LockNote
  • Secure, yet simple
  • No installation required
  • Encrypt existing text files in no time at all
  • Open and free

http://locknote.steganos.com/

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KeePass

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Features:

  • Highly encrypted databases
  • Support of master passwords and key-disks
  • Runs on all Windows operating systems and doesn’t need to be installed
  • Export password list to TXT, HTML, XML or CSV files
  • Import from CSV, CodeWallet(Pro) TXT and Password Safe v2 TXT files
  • Easy database transfer
  • Support of password groups
  • Time fields and entry attachment support
  • Auto-type, global auto-type hot key combination and drag-n-drop support
  • Intuitive and secure Windows clipboard handling
  • Searching and sorting
  • Multi-language support
  • Strong random password generator
  • Low memory requirement
  • Plugin architecture
  • Open-Source!

http://keepass.info/

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PuTTY

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. Use of PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink is illegal in countries where encryption is outlawed. I believe it is legal to use PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink in England and Wales and in many other countries, but I am not a lawyer and so if in doubt you should seek legal advice before downloading it. Use of the Telnet-only binary (PuTTYtel) is unrestricted by any cryptography laws.

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/

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Simple File Shredder

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

Simple File Shredder is a utility that securely deletes your files so they can’t be restored using recovery software.
When you delete a file using the conventional Windows delete method, the file is not actually destroyed. Windows simply acknowledges the file is no longer needed and considers it free space. The deleted file will exist in a recoverable state until it’s over-written with other data.
When you use Simple File Shredder to shred a file, the file is over-written with with random bytes before it’s deleted. If the file was ever restored using recovery software, it would be worthless. Simple File Shredder can also shred free space on multiple drives to securely remove files already deleted through Windows.

http://www.scar5.com/

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AxCrypt

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

AxCrypt is a free and easy to use open source strong file encryption for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP, integrated with Windows Explorer. Encrypt, compress, decrypt, wipe, view and edit with a few mouse clicks. Cryptographic primitives are AES-128 and SHA-1.

Features:

  • Double-click to edit/view with any application.
  • Automatic re-encryption after modification.
  • Absolutely no user configuration necessary or possible before use.
  • Open source under GNU General Public License.
  • 7 languages in one executable distribution.
  • Extensive command-line interface for scripting and programming.
  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP compatible.
  • AES encryption with 128-bit keys.
  • Edit an encrypted document directly with double-click.
  • Optional pass phrase cache – type pass phrases once per logon and/or reboot.
  • Automatic pass phrase validation before decryption or editing.
  • Key-File generation and support.
  • No options or user interface – easy to install and use.
  • Relatively light-weight, less than 1Mb download
  • Extensive command-line interface.
  • Server mode options.
  • Huge file support > 4GB (on Windows NT/2K/XP).
  • Dynamic brute force counter measure – iterative key wrapping.
  • Integrates well with web based file sharing services.
  • Selective compression before encryption – faster downloads/uploads.
  • Retains original file name and information of an encrypted file.
  • Integrated shredder.
  • Shredding of all temporary and encrypted plaintext files.
  • Secure memory handling – no keys or data in the paging file.
  • Industry standard algorithms.
  • Data integrity verification – no undetected modification.
  • Unique data encryption keys used for every file and (re-)encryption.
  • Polyglot – currently speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian and Swedish.
  • Easy to add more languages – contact me (I’m especially looking for Nordic languages)!
  • Open source – no backdoors.
  • Private branding support for commercial or corporate versions.

http://www.axantum.com/AxCrypt/

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ZoneAlarm Free

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

ZoneAlarm is an easy-to-use firewall that blocks hackers and other unknown threats.

Features:

  • Intrusion Blocking systematically identifies hackers and blocks access attempts.
  • Stealth Mode automatically makes your computer invisible to anyone on the Internet.
  • Automatic Program Configuration provides safety and simplicity by automatically configuring programs. Automatically decides whether to allow or deny Internet access to individual programs.
  • Expert Controls give savvy users precise control over security settings.

http://www.zonelabs.com/

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Sygate Personal Firewall

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

Sygate Personal Firewall provides best of breed security in a user friendly interface, protecting your PC from hackers, trojans and DoS attacks.New features include full-ICS support, protocol driver level protection, enhanced logging, and more.Sygate Personal Firewall delivers unobtrusive, highly configurable, enforceable rule-based security policy by constantly operating in the background of your PC. Policies regarding applications, trusted IP addresses, ports, protocols and scheduling can be customized to support and secure any network configurations or requirements. Designed with high performance in mind, it delivers top-notch security without sacrificing your computing power.

Whether you’re working, banking, gaming or chatting, it protects your computer by actively looking for hostile intruders and Trojan horse applications. If an intrusion attempt occurs, it detects it in real-time and blocks it by default. You are immediately notified and, with your approval, your Internet connection is adjusted to prohibit further attacks. Likewise, if an unauthorized application on your system attempts to access the Internet, Sygate Personal Firewall blocks it by default, advises you of the situation and waits for your approval before proceeding further.

http://www.sygate.com/

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Kerio Personal Firewall

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

Kerio Personal Firewall (KPF) helps users control how their computers exchange data with other computers on the Internet or local network.Kerio Personal Firewall is a necessity for all desktop computers connected to broadband Internet, using DSL, cable, ISDN, WiFi or satellite modems.Within an organization, Kerio Personal Firewall prevents a single computer from attacks initiated by internal users. Remote workstations and laptops running KPF are protected from Internet born attacks. Versions 4.2.2 and prior are FREE for home and personal use.

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/

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HijackThis

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

HijackThis scans areas of your registry and hard drive and returns a log of items which it detects. As this tool is recommended for advanced users only, we recommend you run a scan and then post your log file on a support forum, where someone will be able to suggest which entries to remove.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/

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