Ashampoo Privacy Protector

Ashampoo Privacy Protector 1.0

Straightforward tool to protect your valuable data with easy encryption tasks

Keeping your data safely tucked away from prying eyes is an easy and straightforward task with Ashampoo Privacy Protector. Its wizard-based encrypting and decrypting processes make it suitable for all types of users, while it combines USB protection keys and custom-made passwords to provide the highest level of security possible. It offers encryption, archiving, and disk cleaning tools in one single app to guarantee top levels of compatibility and usability.

The first task that Privacy Protector performs when launched is a thorough scan of your system drives in search of privacy violations that could compromise the security of your data. These “privacy violations” are neatly organized by tool, and they refer to all types of traces left behind by browsers, compression programs, Office tools, etc., as part of their activity. These traces are also categorized not only by type but also by importance (critical, dubious, or okay), allowing you to decide which files should go and which can be kept on your system without compromising your security.

Once your system is free from all those junk and temporary files that might give away lots of information about your browsing habits and preferences, you can proceed to protect your most sensitive files and folders by making use of the program’s high-level encryption routines. All encrypted data will be saved in a proprietary archive file (or, alternatively, as a self-extracting EXE file) protected either with a custom password or a USB key. USB protection keys are a big step forward when it comes to protecting your encrypted files – not only take away from you the responsibility of remembering the password you attached to each encrypted file, but they also guarantee that your data are protected with the most sophisticated and the hardest-to-crack password you can think of. All you have to do is connect a standard USB device to your computer, go to the “Create security key” option and follow the steps required. The program will store a 100% secure access key on your USB device that will be used (as many times as needed) to lock and unlock your encrypted archives, instead of using all those easy-to-forget passwords.

You can simply encrypt your data, encrypt and copy them to disc, or encrypt them and send them via e-mail to a safe location. The processes are very similar, and they are all neatly explained all along in the program’s wizard-like encryption processes. Finally, it is important to note yet another extra utility that Ashampoo Privacy Protector offers to its users – a secure “Delete data” option that will encrypt and shred any document that you wish to destroy for good.

Ashampoo Privacy Protector is a tool for everyone in need of a simple and efficient security tool that can guarantee your privacy without compromising its usability. The support for USB security keys is certainly one of its major assets, and a smart alternative to ultra-complex passwords that nobody is capable of remembering when needed most.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Clear and straightforward interface
  • Wizard-like encryption/decryption tasks
  • Scans your system for junk files
  • System cleaning utility
  • Can use USB security keys instead of passwords
  • Safe file deletion

Cons

  • None
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