FREE Vs paid software

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by garry35, Jan 19, 2010.

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  1. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    hi everybody this is my first post, allthough i have been browsing for a while now. i am thinking of buying PGP purely for on demand file encryption, before i decide to buy i would like to know if there are any advantages to buying a paid for program (pgp in my case) and can they be trusted, are they as secure as the free alternatives ?. also are there any free alternatives i should consider ?. my main considerations are strong encryption and doesnt slow my system to a crawl. i would also like to be able to store my encrypted files on a usb pendrive or external drive and decrypt them at for example a friends computer without leaving any traces or leaving sensitive data ie.bank details,logins etc behind.

    thanks in advance

    Garry.
     
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  3. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    I have approx. 130 Apps., about 95% are Freeware and run like fun.

    Many of them I got from Snapfiles, this might be worth a look at for
    Pendrive use and they probably have very good freeware Apps. for
    other Encrypted use.

    http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/usb-safeguard/usbsafeguard.html
     
  4. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    SafeHouse does what you want. It's free, has a simple, attractive UI and will run from a USB flash drive.

    www.safehousesoftware.com
     
  5. chronomatic

    chronomatic Registered Member

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    I use GnuPG on my Linux box and it is excellent. There is also a Windows version. GnuPG is basically a FOSS version of PGP -- it does just about everything PGP does with the added advantages of being free of charge and licensed under the GPL.
     
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