What is AxCrypt used for?

What is AxCrypt used for?

AxCrypt is a software that enables you to easily encrypt files and folders. It’s essential when you are sharing your computer with multiple users and want to maintain your privacy.

How do I decrypt AxCrypt?

We can decrypt the AxCrypt secured folder by navigating to the Secured Folders tab in the AxCrypt app. Then Right click on the selected folder (which you want to decrypt) and choose the menu option Decrypt Permanently.

Is AxCrypt safe?

Security. Although AxCrypt uses sound encryption algorithms, a few choices in how the application functions could put your files at risk. That said, as long as you update the relevant settings, AxCrypt is safe to use. AxCrypt uses AES-256 encryption for your files as long as you’re a Premium subscriber.

Why AxCrypt is an asymmetric encryption?

Technically, an AxCrypt ID is a RSA-4096 key pair. A key pair is a concept used in public key, or asymmetric, cryptography. Knowing the public key, it is computationally infeasible (i.e. impossible in layman terms) to derive the private key. When we encrypt any file using AxCrypt, we do so using AES-128/-256.

How do I use AxCrypt?

How To Use AxCrypt

  1. Organize the files you want to encrypt into folders.
  2. Right click on the file/folder you want to encrypt and select AxCrypt from the context menu.
  3. Create a passphrase.
  4. After a file is encrypted, its icon changes to the AxCrypt shield.
  5. When you open the encrypted file, it will ask for your passphrase.

How much does AxCrypt cost?

AxCrypt, however, charges $5 per month or $45 per year….AxCrypt Premium Specs.

Public Key Cryptography Yes
Rate Password Strength Yes
Two-Factor Authentication No
Create Encrypted Storage No
Encrypt Files/Folders Yes

How do I make a file secure?

How to encrypt a file

  1. Right-click (or press and hold) a file or folder and select Properties.
  2. Select the Advanced button and select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box.
  3. Select OK to close the Advanced Attributes window, select Apply, and then select OK.

How do I decrypt a file in Dropbox?


  1. Go to Tools > Decrypt Files.
  2. (Windows Only) Click “Set Passwords”
  3. (Windows Only) Enter the user’s Windows Password and click “OK”
  4. Check “Dropbox” under “Decrypt File Types”
  5. Click “Decrypt”

What is the difference between asymmetric and symmetric encryption?

Unlike symmetric encryption, which uses the same secret key to encrypt and decrypt sensitive information, asymmetric encryption, also known as public-key cryptography or public-key encryption, uses mathematically linked public- and private-key pairs to encrypt and decrypt senders’ and recipients’ sensitive data.

Can a passphrase be used as an AxCrypt key?

You can use the same key-file to encrypt as many files as you want. AxCrypt uses this key just like it does your passphrase. The benefit of using a key-file instead of a passphrase is that the key-file will be many times stronger, and you won’t have to remember it since it’s saved in a document. However, using a key-file can be more cumbersome.

How to use AxCrypt to secure the files on your computer?

It’s up to you. 2. Right click on the file/folder you want to encrypt and select AxCrypt from the context menu. Then select Encrypt to encrypt the file or all the files in the selected folder. 3. Create a passphrase. Important: in order to get the full security that AxCrypt can offer, your passphrase should be long!

How to define a batch ID in AxCrypt?

Start the license manager dialog. Define a tag, or batch id, to be used with subsequent pass phrases. These pass phrases will only be used when the same tag is specified in future calls to AxCrypt. The batch id is a decimal non-zero positive 32-bit signed integer. Odd values are reserved for internal use.

What happens the first time AxCrypt is started?

The first time AxCrypt is started, a server process is initiated which will run until terminated. It’s within this process that the pass phrase cache is kept, in a secure manner. All operations are ‘waitable’, and will return a non-zero exit code on error.

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