Wher is PK 2.04g encryption option?



  • I can’t locate the weak encryption option in Powerarchiver 2015. I need it to be able to send some encrypted files to others and they need to be able to use Windows Explorer to open it.

    Please explain how to access the PK 2.04g encryption as it is not in any dropdown selections.



  • I uninstalled the latest version and installed version 15.00.31 (11/2014) and got the PK2.0g encryption option back. It works with Windows Explorer zip folder access in Windows 7. I know it’s weak encryption, but it’s handy to send zip files to others that use Windows Explorer zip access.



  • Just to be sure, I upgraded to 15.03.04 again and, sure enough, PK2.0g encryption option is no longer available in any dropdown.
    So, I’ll uninstall and go back to the (11/2014) version and wait to see if PK2.0g is added back in as an option.

    Is the omission of PK 2.0g in 15.03.04 a bug, or is it a feature removal?


  • conexware

    PK encryption has been broken and is very unsafe, which makes having it in PowerArchiver no longer actually safe as well. Someone may use it, not knowing it’s unsafe, and jeopardize important information. So, unfortunately, we have to remove it.



  • It’s too bad that you cannot include PK2.0g but show a warning of its weak and insecure encryption. Now Powerarchiver has no compatibility with Windows 7 Explorer zip folder usage for encrypted zip files. When sending an encrypted zipped file to novice Windows users it was convenient to tell them the password and to have them just open the file with Windows Explorer folder access.

    I will stay on the PA (11/2014) version until I figure out what compression software is compatible Windows Explorer encrypted zip folder access.

    Thanks for the notice.


  • conexware

    @leishirsute:

    It’s too bad that you cannot include PK2.0g but show a warning of its weak and insecure encryption. Now Powerarchiver has no compatibility with Windows 7 Explorer zip folder usage for encrypted zip files. When sending an encrypted zipped file to novice Windows users it was convenient to tell them the password and to have them just open the file with Windows Explorer folder access.

    I will stay on the PA (11/2014) version until I figure out what compression software is compatible Windows Explorer encrypted zip folder access.

    Thanks for the notice.

    pk 2.04g encryption is now considered a security flaw. It can easily be broken very quickly by anyone how can search on google.

    So if you are sending it to someone, you can send them a link to PA 2015 download, even if they do not purchase it, it will let them extract the file… that way at least encryption is secure.

    I dont think MS intends on updating their engine, it is 10 year old these days and company that sold it to them went out of business long time ago.


 

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