Folder Lock

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Description

Folder Lock is an application for Windows which protects the files, folders and drives through password protection. It allows encryption of important files; supports real-time back-up, protection of portable devices, clean history and shreds files. It also supports creation of virtual wallets for keeping the user’s credentials secure.

Features

Folder Lock enables password protection for files and supports additional level of security through encryption. The encryption is supported through the creation of a locker on the hard disk where the encrypted files are kept. The program allows locking of files, folders and even entire drives. The application has file and folder locking with drag and drop options and the locked data is protected in a safe mode.

The software supports locking of external data storage devices such as USB Drives, DVDs and CDs and encrypts files on-the-fly in portable lockers. The password protected data in the locker can be stored on other portable devices which provides for additional level of security. It also supports online backup of data on a dedicated cloud service through automatic data backup and sync.

Folder Lock has the feature to create virtual wallets for safe keeping of user credentials like credit card details and other confidential information. It has a stealth mode and incorporates features like monitoring hack attempts. The hack security monitors attempts to crack the user’s passwords and has options such as automatic application exit, log off and shut down.

The application has a user friendly and easy to use interface with easy installation and set-up processes. Folder Lock supports file shredding which completely deletes data without any possibility of retrieval. It cleans Window’s history, monitors the computer’s activities and removes redundant files. The current version of Folder Lock supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It protects files and folders through 256-bit AES file and folder encryption.

Comparison

Universal Shield is an application similar to Folder Lock. It enables password protection of data and incorporates the feature of data hiding and encryption. It supports FAT, FAT32 and NTFS systems and can be installed on Windows 7, Vista, 2003 Server, XP and 2000.

Another similar application is Lock Folder XP which allows for password protection of files, folders and drives. It incorporates protection from accidental deletion of data by locking the folders. It supports Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP and 2000.

Conclusion

With its features such as password protection, encryption and stealth mode, Folder Lock is a useful application for protection of sensitive and confidential data. The options to create virtual wallet and backup of data on the cloud allows for easy and secured method to protect the user’s data. The file shredding option ensures that there is no unauthorized access to the deleted data.

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