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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jul 16, 2014
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DiskCryptor Review

Fernando Ortega
Open source partition encryption solution
A review of DiskCryptor by Fernando Ortega

DiskCryptor is a great open source tool which can encrypt data stored on physical hard drives, USB sticks, memory cards and virtually any device that is able to be mounted onto a Windows PC. It is an alternative to TrueCrypt which was recently discontinued.

The program supports dynamic disks and can enable encryption on partitions. It uses built-in algorithms like AES, Twofish and Serpent. It can also boot encrypted partitions, meaning you can use DiskCryptor with a bootloader.

It is important to note that encryption and decryption can cause performance issues, but DiskCryptor is able to take advantage of VIA chipsets and hardware accelerated AES on Intel processors.

DiskCryptor features and highlights:
  • Support for encryption algorithm AES, Twofish, Serpent, including their combinations
  • Transparent encryption of disk partitions
  • Full support for dynamic disks
  • Support for disk devices with large sector size (important for hardware RAID operation)
  • High performance, comparable to efficiency of a non-encrypted system
  • Support for hardware AES acceleration
  • AES-NI instruction set on new Intel CPU
  • PadLock extensions on VIA processors
  • Full compatibility with third party boot loaders (LILO, GRUB, etc.)
  • Encryption of system and bootable partitions with pre-boot authentication
  • Option to place boot loader on external media and to authenticate using the key media
  • Support for key files

DiskCryptor is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from data encryption software without restrictions. DiskCryptor 1.1.846.118 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This disk encryption software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Data Encryption Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this disk encryption software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from ntldr.

DiskCryptor has been picked by our editors as excellent.
DiskCryptor has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested DiskCryptor 1.1.846.118 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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