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Free AES File Encryption Downloads

Victoria Nelson, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / September 11, 2013

This set includes some freeware tools that can help you encrypt your files by using the most wide-spread AES encryption algorithm. AES (or Advanced Encryption Standard) is s a specification for the encryption of data created by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. The block size utilized was restricted to 128 bits.

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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AES Crypt
AES Crypt
Freeware

This is a file encryption software product available on several operating systems that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files. Using a powerful 256-bit encryption algorithm, AES Crypt can safely secure your most sensitive files.

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AES Encryption Module
AES Encryption Module
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(1 votes)
Freeware

AES Encryption module is a free distributive package that convers the data encryption functionality for the Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 product. You can also install the encryption module by using the setup wizard or by starting it from the command line.

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Advanced AES Encrypter

Advanced AES Encrypter is a freeware, easy to use and small application that allows you to encrypt or decrypt files using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). This software is easy to install,does not require a lot of space, supports WinXP and Linux and it has a simple, friendly user interface

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7-Zip
7-Zip
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(5727 votes)
Open source

7-Zip is a free open-source file archiver, extractor and manager which supports most popular compression formats. The utility is remarkable for the high compression ratio of its own archive format, .7z. The 7z archives can be considerably smaller than ZIP and RAR files, despite the fact that the compression process may take longer to compress and decompress.

Pros:
  • Free
  • Open-source
  • Cross-platform
  • Offers high compression ratio
  • Uses powerful AES-256 encryption
  • Doesn't use many resources
  • Nice file splitting option
  • Localizations for 79 languages
Cons:
  • Plain user-interface
  • Compressing to .7z can be rather slow
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B1 Free Archiver
B1 Free Archiver
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(34 votes)
Open source

B1 Free Archiver is a simple, neat and handy file archiver that lets you both create new archives and open existing ones. Though it’s powerful and reliable, it’s provided completely for free. The program, in fact, is an open source archiver whose source code can be downloaded and modified without any problem.

Pros:
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Good processing speed.
  • Allows creating password-protected archives.
  • Archive splitting functions.
  • Open source.
Cons:
  • Can create only ZIP and B1 archives.
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AxCrypt
AxCrypt
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(39 votes)
Open source

AxCrypt helps you protect your documents from unauthorized access, encrypting files by using an AES Algorithm with 128bit Keys.It combines a powerful symmetric encryption with compression and the ability to open/edit a file just with a simple double-click.

Pros:
  • Easy to Use
  • Open source
  • Windows Shell Integration
Cons:
  • Only one encryption algorithm available
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MEO Encryption Software
MEO Encryption Software
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(6 votes)
Shareware

MEO Encryption is a program for file and e-mail encryption and decryption. It has a very basic graphical user interface with only three options to start with. You can either Encrypt files, Encrypt an e-mail, or Decrypt a file. The good thing is that MEO works both in Windows and Mac OS X, so you can share files with those platforms.

Pros:
  • Hash verification.
  • Self-decryption.
  • E-mail support
Cons:
  • No drag-and-drop support.
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ServeZip
ServeZip
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Freeware

ServeZip is a free, simple, and high-quality alternative to ZIP and RAR archive files. FZ archive files use LZMA compression algorithms, and support high compression ratios without producing any damage to the original files. ServeZip also encrypts your files using its own 256-bit AES encryption routines, and can connect you with FileServe to upload your archive files easily.

Pros:
  • Clean and clear interface.
  • Connected with FileServe for archive files upload.
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BCArchive
BCArchive
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(4 votes)
Freeware

At first sight BCArchive seems to be a usual compressor but it is not as simple like that. While designing BCArchive it's developers were concerned about privacy of their users so BCArchive is not only a compressor for saving hard disk space but it is also a kind of encryption tool to save our compressed data secured.

Pros:
  • Easy to use.
  • Data protection.
Cons:
  • None in particular.
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Free Password Manager
Free Password Manager
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Freeware

Keeps all your passwords and other sensitive information in a safe place. Free Password Manager is a light yet powerful application for you to store your passwords, usernames, log-in keys, credit card numbers and all kinds of private information in an encrypted and password-protected database. It includes additional helpful features, like a built-in password generator.

Pros:
  • Comprehensive and powerful tool.
  • Allows you to fully customize the fields of your databases.
  • Allows you to quickly clear the contents of your clipboard with the click of a button.
  • The database disk files are kept in an encrypted format accessible from inside the program only.
  • Includes a very good password generator.
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Blowfish Advanced CS
Blowfish Advanced CS
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(5 votes)
Freeware

Blowfish Advanced CS 2.57.122 is a file encryption and security tool for Windows. You can encrypt files under a given password. After you opened it, you can decrypt it whenever you want. Blowfish Advanced CS 2.57.122 uses secure encryption (Blowfish, Twofish, AES, RC4, TDES, Serpent or CAST algorithms). It compress data using LZSS, deflate and BZIP2.

Pros:
  • It´s a useful and efficient free program to encrypt files.
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Ever Password
Ever Password
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(3 votes)
Freeware

Ever Password is a free tool allowing you to save an unlimited number of passwords in an encrypted database using the AES encryption, well-known for its security. The program can run on your computer and your smartphone: there is an application for iPhone and iPad allowing you to access your passwords from anywhere.

Pros:
  • Synchronized with the cloud.
  • Secure encryption of passwords.
  • Application available on smartphones.
  • Categories to keep the passwords tidy.
  • Standalone mode if you don't want your passwords to be securely uploaded on the cloud.
Cons:
  • The window is not resizable.
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UniQPass
UniQPass
Freeware

Specially designed for Windows, UniQPass on Windows makes it easier for you to input your information via traditional keyboard. You can use your PC or notebook to record more account passwords and personal info, and view it on your mobile devices right away!

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Easy Encrypt
Easy Encrypt
Freeware

Easy Encrypt is your personal encryption tool. Simple and easy to use, yet uses military strength 256 bit AES encryption. Secure any type of file, from documents, images, zip archives, to your taxes, and password lists with the simple click of the mouse.

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FileEncryptor
FileEncryptor
Freeware

FileEncryptor is a small and powerful freeware utility that is capable of encrypting any file on your computer with advanced AES algorithm. Protect your documents, memos, password lists, stock information, and much more with FileEncryptor.

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VSEncryptor
VSEncryptor
Freeware

VSEncryptor is an 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. It supports a variety of encryption algorithms, including AES-128, AES-192, AES-256, RC2, RC4, DES, Triple DES, Blowfish, Twofish, etc.

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FileSecureFree
FileSecureFree
Freeware

File Secure Free is an efficient application that helps you protect you files and folders. Main features: - File Secure Free uses military standard AES encryption algorithm, nobody can get access into the folder which is locked with password by this tool. - Any format files can be encrypted, no matter they are documents, photos, temporary files, programs or database.

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DigiPass
DigiPass
Open source

DigiPass is a small and easy to use open source password manager written in c#. All your entered passwords are stored safely in DigiPass with AES encryption protected by a 256 bit master key (MSHA256 hash). Just install the software and then create an authentication key and a storage path for your recorded passwords.

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KeePass Password Safe
KeePass Password Safe
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(83 votes)
Open source

KeePass Password Safe is a program that protects your accounts and passwords. The application lets you choose among a master password, a key file, and a Windows user account. Whether you have many entries for multiple password accounts, you can use the search function to find the one you need faster.

Pros:
  • Easy to use.
  • Master key function.
  • AES and Twofish encryption algorithms.
  • Password generator option.
  • Search function.
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RememberMe
RememberMe
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(5 votes)
Freeware

RememberMe stores your passwords securely, using 128-bit AES encryption. But to let you access your passwords, you will have to log into your personal profile information, so you will be the only user that can access your passwords. The program allows you to categorize your passwords into the existing categories, but you can create your own categories if you want.

Pros:
  • It is free.
  • It can store all your passwords safely.
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