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Encrypt folders as self-extracting file



  • The ability to encrypt a folder and all its contents as a self-extracting file.


  • conexware

    did the SFX Wizard with 7zip AES encyption not work for you?



  • Thanks SPWOLF.

    It worked, but then thought if I compress using SFX and using 7Zip option it was just compressing and not encrypting. Have I got the wrong end of the stick?

    Please excuse my ignorance on this.


  • conexware

    if you use password and select 7zip compression, then it is AES encryption.



  • Thanks SPWOLF.

    In order to satisfy my assessor, is there a reference document I can print off to provide the evidence, ie that 7ZIp compression is AES256.

    Many thanks for your help with this.


  • conexware

    Hafren,
    when you created the sfx with password, were you asked for that same password when testing/running the sfx?



  • Yes, I was prompted for the same password when testing, but assumed it was password protected but not encrypted.

    Thanks.



  • @hafren:

    In order to satisfy my assessor, is there a reference document I can print off to provide the evidence, ie that 7ZIp compression is AES256.

    Does the PowerArchiver help file meet your needs?
    Also mentioned in the PowerArchiver changelog (WHATSNEW.TXT)

    See Help
    Using PowerArchiver / Main Interface /Basics / Adding files to archive

    Also,
    Details / 7-Zip compression.



  • @hafren:

    The ability to encrypt a folder and all its contents as a self-extracting file.

    YES, this wud be great…!

    and …
    (what is on my wishlist for a lllong time)

    add ‘Encrypt to .exe’ file
    to context menu.

    Just RMB-click a file (or folder), select Encrypt to .exe, enter password, that’s it!

    I have another application running in the background now doing the above,
    but feel that it shd be a part of PA.
    ( mean offering this as a context menu item)

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  • PowerArchiver 2010 offers the ability to Password & Encrypt Files and folders into secure Archives based on AES method’s.

    However, in my Professional opinion based on working with Government Department’s and a high understanding of Data Protection techniques if you want to sure you’re Computer including Profile Entire Folder’s potentially server Directories and meet Government Requirements then you should use something on the lines of DesLock etc

    PowerArchiver is a fantastic tool but it is not designed to be a Full Security alternative when protecting information.



  • Am not sure whether PA has been designed to replace specialized tools, like the one you mentioned.

    Assume PA’s encryption will be sufficient in, by far, most cases. That aside, specialized tools, like Deslock have a different pricetag and may be less ‘userfriendly’.

    It is a bit like with ‘wiping’ data: one can use a 1 pass wiping, or follow complex schemes like DoD 5220.22-M, that are taking a century to wipe a 1TB drive.

    From what I have read, for the normal ‘day to day work’, a 1 pass wiping is sufficient, making it already extremely difficult (and expensive) to recover ‘wiped data’.

    see: http://www.anti-forensics.com/disk-wiping-one-pass-is-enough

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