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Clearmem - Microsoft Official Memory Tool (only 9Kb)

 

This FREE tool clears out your current data sets in RAM. Basically it reclaims your used RAM Clearmem (clearmem.exe) Forces pages out of physical memory and reduces the size of running processes? working sets to a minimum. When you run this tool, the system pauses because of excessive high-priority activity associated with trimming the working sets. To run this tool, your paging file must be at least as large as physical memory. Put clearmem.exe in your c :windows/system32 directory, then go to Start -> run and type clearmem

usage: clearmem [-q] [-d] [-mx] [-px] [-w] [-tx]

 

-? : This message

 

-q : Quiet mode - Nothing printed.

 

-d : Debug break on Entry into and Exit from app.

 

-m : Number of megabytes to allocate.

 

: (default is to use all physical memory.)

 

-p : Number of pages to read (must be less than 63).

 

-w : Write to the virtual memory section.

 

-b : Read and Write the virtual memory section.

 

-t : Times to touch a page.

 

**DEFAULT: clearmem -p63 -t1

 

http://www.harrrdito.it/download/showlink....name=Tools+Vari

 

direct download

http://www.pianetauniversita.it/down/clearmem.zip

 

 

 

MyProgs

This site allows you to keep a social list of the programs you use. After you sign up you can add programs to your unique list. You can view anyone else's programs and they can view yours. Extra user-defined data can be added to each program entry to organize and describe the program further such as program descriptions, a link to the program's homepage, and tags. You can use tags to categorize (and thus organize) programs so that you and others using this site will have an easier time finding new and interesting programs.

RSS feeds are available at almost every page which allows you to track new programs using your news aggregator.

Visit the about page for more information.

http://popular.myprogs.net/

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Ok, Here we go. Lets compile a list of the best freeware that we know (please include links and a short description ). Also make sure it is malware free! I see some great stuff on this forum and if we put all of the great programs in the same place not only will it be easier for us but for the new people who come to this forum every day.

 

 

This is a very nice initiative to which I will gladly try to contribute

 

 

Cobian Backup

is a very good backup utility.

The jobs can be edited exactly to one?s needs and I use it regularly to backup my personal maps in case I have to use Norton GoBack or Ghost.

http://www.cobian.se/

 

 

Hitman Pro

All in-one solution for automatically removing malware.

This Dutch program, also available in English now it seems, makes use of wellknown software as mentioned on

http://www.hitmanpro.nl/

 

 

On start up it looks for available upgrades and then starts using them to scan one?s computer,

removes whatever is necessary and at the end gives a logfile about what has been found and done

 

 

Boombox

Online radio player with its own recorder.

Every mp3 recorded comes with its original title and the name of the artist(s)

www.jajsoft.com

 

 

Skype

For making free telephonecalls all over the world

www.skype.com

 

Spontania

Video plug-in for Skype.

When you have a Webcam you can make video calls with Skype

http://www.dialcom.com/

 

Batchrun

"Batchrun will let you create batch files using a graphical interface. With Batchrun .brs batch files you can launch any number of programs or dialup connections with just a simple click. You can control the starting process with many properties like priority or run mode and control their behavior a tad. You can even do more than starting programs with the built-in file management functions like Copy, Rename, Makedir, Delete and End"

www.outertech.com

 

 

IncrediMail XE

?Emailed has finally evolved?

Sending emails with nice letterpapers, animations, sounds and e-cards

www.incredimail.com

 

 

ScreenHunter

To make screengrabs, much better than GrabitPro

http://www.wisdom-soft.com/

 

 

Time-Up

Internet online timer, to keep track of the costs for people who are still internetting

paying per telephone tick

http://www.timeupsoft.com/

 

 

Down2Home

"Down2Home 1.3 is a program that monitors your ADSL/Cablemodem/Dialup traffic

and provides you with usefull statistics about the amount of data your PC has transferred.

Use it to see what's happening on your Dial-up/DSL or Cable connected on your PC.

Check if there is data transferred when you don't want it.(Spyware, backdoors, whatever)

Or use it to keep control over your transfer volume...."

http://jitserv.coolfreepage.com

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Opera - now freeware (no ad banner or licence fee)! One of the best browsers (or maybe best?). Integrated email client, chat client and more... :) Go and download it to try and see if you like it! :lol:

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RootKit Revealer

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/RootkitRevealer.html

RootkitRevealer is an advanced patent-pending root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit. RootkitRevealer successfully detects all persistent rootkits published at www.rootkit.com, including AFX, Vanquish and HackerDefender (note: RootkitRevealer is not intended to detect rootkits like Fu that don't attempt to hide their files or registry keys).

 

Current Ports Open/Listening Monitor

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file.

 

Current Processes Monitor

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cprocess.html

CurrProcess utility displays the list of all processes currently running on your system. For each process, you can view the list of all modules (DLL files) that the process loads into memory. for all processes and modules, additional useful information is also displayed: product name, version, company name, description of the file, the size of the file, and more.

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It's been a while since I have added anything to this list so I figured it was about time. Here are the new freeware programs that I have been using since my last posts.

 

Media Monkey

This is a great audio player for someone with a very large collection. It automatically scans your hard drive for music and organizes them into categories within the player. If you sit in front of your PC and listen to music a lot, this is the player to have.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/

 

Jet Audio

This is my favorite audio player for on demand listening. It has the best effects and equlizers out of any of the players that I have tried.

http://www.download.com/3000-2167-10013740.html

 

Creature House Expression

This is a nice little art program with some cool features that you wont find anywhere. Its what Microsoft's new Acrylic is derived from. If you missed the Acrylic beta(its available with a time limited trial) than get this. (you need a .net passport)

https://login.passport.net/ppsecure/uisecur...c=1033&id=42814

 

Seriff Aplications

This company offers the older versions of its programs for free. You do have to give them an email though (just use your spam account).

I use:

  • Draw Plus 4.0
    Great for making posters, signs,ect. Comes with lots of templates and a great wizard to help you get started.
     
    Page Plus
    This is a desktop publishing program for making cards, brochures, invitations, post cards, just about anything that would take tons of formating in a regular word processor.
     
    Photo Plus
    This is a very feature rich image editing program. I use this in place of the Gimp because for whatever reason the Gimp dosen't like computers with built in card readers.
http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/

ArtRage

A very cool art program that allows you to paint, draw, and color on various types of canvases. Very good for artists and fun for everyone else.

http://www.ambientdesign.com/artragedown.html

 

Hello

A program that integrates with Picasa and allows you to share your pics with you friends. The images even show up in your friends picasa organized just like they were on you pc.

http://www.hello.com/

 

Google Earth

Just the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. Try to find your house!

http://earth.google.com/

 

Firetune

Tweaks firefox and will make a back up of your profile. One button equals blazing speed.

http://www.totalidea.com/freestuff4.htm

 

I'm sick of typing more coming soon. :lol:

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the TweakGuides Tweaking Companion

The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion is the complete system optimization guide for Windows XP users. No longer do you have to put up with so-called "Windows XP Guides" which have a handful of Registry tweaks and some vague optimization advice - the TweakGuides Tweaking Companion brings an enormous range of detailed descriptions and resources together in one free 170 page downloadable PDF file. Everything from the correct installation of Windows and critical software and drivers, through to recommendations for every significant setting in XP, all the major performance, visual and convenience tweaks, and descriptions of XP's functionality. The guide includes comprehensive chapters on overclocking, benchmarking and stress testing, troubleshooting and regular maintenance procedures. Basically the TweakGuides Tweaking Companion is the mother of all Windows XP tweak guides and system optimization guides.

 

Note: This guide was formerly called 'The Windows XP Tweaking Companion' (XPTC). The content remains exactly the same, however the name has been changed due to legal action by Microsoft

http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html

 

 

 

Burn4Free

CD DVD COPY

The new free burning solution

http://www.burn4free.com/

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Imgburn

 

From the offical site:

 

ImgBurn carries on from where DVD Decrypter left off! (Well, for the burning part anyway!)

 

ImgBurn can write most types of CD / DVD images and it supports all the latest writers (including booktype / bitsetting on many of the major ones - i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, NEC, Plextor, Sony). You can even use ImgBurn to erase / format your rewritable media!

 

ImgBurn will try its very best to burn your DVD-Video double layer images using the layer break you've specified in the IFO files, but it can also calculate the best place for you, to save you the trouble.

 

Brilliant programs and of course from the UK :D

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Klipfolio

 

I didn't really want a pc based feed reader i just wanted bloglines or now google reader but this small(868kb) fast and obviously free app is changing my mind. you can use it to read feeds users of klipfolio also develop klip's which are enhanced feeds with more options refresh time etc. you can also use it to read email(if a klip has been developed, im using a gmail klip at the moment iv also seen a hotmail one) get weather and the rest.

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Easy RealMedia Producer (http://www.realnetworks.com/products/producer/'>http://www.realnetworks.com/products/producer/'>http://www.realnetworks.com/products/producer/'>http://www.realnetworks.com/products/producer/)

 

A very nice tool for people wanting to convert their movies and musics to RMVB, RM, ect.

With tons of settings you can tweak. Much better than the Real Producer (http://www.realnetworks.com/products/producer/). It does not have restriction to codecs and is completely free.

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?torrent

 

I was amazed when i read the info on this app it says its 97kb and ill be damned it is, its also got more option the bitcomet(my previous torrent app). It has better performance then bitcomet, bitcomet uses average 50mb of ram ?torrent typically uses 4mb of ram which i have checked in Process Explorer and can confirm. I suggest you all check it out.

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Win-Guard Pro 2005 Free Edition

Secure your computer for FREE!

With Win-Guard Pro 2005 you can password protect your programs, windows and web pages in one easy to use program! What's more, there is also encryption for your personal files and folders. It offers an all-in-one security solution for your computer. With extra features to lock the desktop, boot keys, task keys, blocking software installations and internet access. Win-Guard Pro 2005 comes in a Free and Premium edition.

 

Disallow all types of programs and windows

Over 20 built-in programs or 30 if using Premium

Add your own programs for locking *

Block software installations *

Lock Boot Keys (using addon) *

Lock files and folders using encryption

Lock Internet downloads to help prevent viruses

Lock Zip files, Desktop, Task Keys and setup multiple users

It's Free, no adverts, nag screens or spyware

Works alongside your firewall, anti virus programs such as Zone Alarm and Norton AntiVirus

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EULAlyzer

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/eulalyzer.html

By Javacool Software LLC, the makers of SpywareBlaster, SpywareGuard, etc.

 

Description taken from the Readme.txt file:

Analyze license agreements for interesting words and phrases.

 

EULAlyzer can analyze license agreements in seconds, and provide a detailed listing of potentially interesting words and phrases.

 

Discover if the software you're about to install displays pop-up ads, transmits personally identifiable information, uses unique identifiers to track you, or much much more.

 

When installing software, never just click past the license agreement. Pop it into EULAlyzer, and EULAlyze it!

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I read this whole thread and i will only mention stuff no one else mentioned:

 

AUDIO PLAYER

Billy 1.04b

http://sheepfriends.com/?page=billy

global hotkeys, plays mp3 & ogg. fast & simple. grreat.

 

VIDEO PLAYER

Koolplaya

http://www.koolplaya.de/

single .exe file of 160 kilobytes. (!!!!!) replaces WMP. plays DVD perfectly. plays Quicktime and/or Realvideo with the proper filters installed. uses less CPU than "WMP 6.4" or "WMP classic" or any other player.

 

CLIPBOARD

ClipX

http://bluemars.org/clipx/

 

DICTIONARY/THESAURUS

WordWeb

http://www.wordweb.info/free/

 

SOME MORE:

 

PowerMenu - transpency, always-on-top options for all windows.

http://www.veridicus.com/

 

rjh extensions !!! renamer, file list, copy path, etc ... very neat-o.. well if you're a nerd, that is.

http://www.rjhsoftware.com

 

Cute PDF - to create PDF files from any program.

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

 

FTP Wanderer (by Pablo Van Der Meer)

http://www.pablosoftwaresolutions.com

 

wackget - simple d/l manager. not the best, but sometimes less is more.

http://millweed.com/projects/wackget

 

miniaim - if you're not an AIM fanatic but you want it every once in awhile. (miranda is better, but this is truly barebones for only teh 1337)

http://bama.ua.edu/~honey010/miniaim/

 

TextMe - by Peter Chapman... a simple little notes organizer

http://www15.brinkster.com/pmchapman/oldsite/textme.html

 

ClamWin - on-demand virus scanning

http://clamwin.com

 

WINDOWS XP FIREWALL (built-in, keep life simple!)

 

I also recommend other softwares previously mentioned: AbiWord (much improved in newer versions!!), Startup Control (from www.mlin.net ), irfanview, netmeter, FOXIT, rainlendar....

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Diskeeper 9 Lite for 32 and 64bits Download and extract Intel Desktop Utilities Full Version 88.9 MB.

 

Paint Shop Pro 7.0 w/Animation

 

 

Advanced WindowsCare thoroughly examines the Windows system, accurately detects the bottlenecks for slowing down and crashing, fixes these problems and repairs Windows.

 

 

LookInMyPC provides system diagnostic information such as details on running processes, installed services, startup programs, Windows updates and hot fixes, active network and Internet connections, TCP/IP port usage, event log detail, and much more.

 

 

Startup Delayer allows you to setup how many seconds after Windows has started, to load each program.

 

 

Darik's Boot and Nuke a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction

 

 

BootSafe Makes booting in Safe Mode a snap!

 

 

POV-Ray free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics

 

 

SpyDefense Real-time Protection,Automatic Updates,Schedule Scans,Scan system memory, registry files, and file system

 

 

BootSkin allows users to change their Windows 2000 and Windows XP boot screens.

 

 

MemTest (no installer) evaluates the ability of your computer's memory to store and retrieve data accurately.

 

 

IE Tab embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox.Can you believe it? We really run WindowsUpdate from Mozilla/Firefox

 

 

BlueScreen Screen Saver Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) screen saver

 

 

TV plugin for Winamp Control your TV card from within Winamp.

 

 

SphereXP three-dimensional desktop.

 

 

MP3 Repair Tool Repair your MP3 files within a second!

 

 

My Pictures 3D enjoy your favorite pictures in 3D!

 

 

Recolored Colorize Black and White photos

 

 

MemInfo A memory Defragmenter, Displays the current memory (RAM or Page File) usage of Windows in the system tray.

 

 

WYSIWYG Web Builder WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) program used to create web pages

 

 

NTFS Reader for Windows 95, 98, Me

 

 

NetDog Internet Filter Block Porn Content In/Out Internet

 

 

Naomi is an advanced internet filtering program, easy to use and totally FREE, intended for families and parents in particular

 

 

CyberShredder (no installer ) lets you erase confidential files from your computer permanently

 

 

FireTune for Mozilla Firefox v1.x

 

 

icon sushi image to icon converter

 

 

NoSee (only 38Kb and no installer) a file encrypt/decrypt program

 

 

FineCrypt Highly secure encryption with a single mouse click

 

 

File Salvage Copy files from scratched CD or DVD

 

 

NASA World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth

 

 

Terragen scenery generator, free for personal non-commercial use.

 

 

DjVuReader intended for viewing djvu files in Windows95/98/XP

 

 

Festoon adds video and sharing to Skype and Google Talk.

 

 

Unstoppable Copier Recovers files from disks with physical damage,such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data.

 

 

XPize is a GUI enhancer that replaces most of the non-XP icons, avis and bmps that Microsoft has always overlooked. It also includes some extras and a reloader, which you can use after visiting Windows Update

 

 

TaskPrompt task reminder utility

 

 

novaPDF create professional quality documents in industry-standard PDF file format

 

 

ExplorerXP file manager for Windows 2000/XP. it displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface.

 

 

Blog Navigator read blogs on the Internet. It integrates into various blog search engines and can automatically determine RSS feeds from within properly coded websites.

 

 

SensiveGuard Protect inbound and outbound network TCP,UDP/IP access, system and personal files, detect malicious operations, Fingerprint programs for identities, Suspend access in real-time for user approval, Easy of use and flexible security policies etc.

 

 

Uninstall Tool no installation required

Ultra small utility that replaces the standart unconvenient and heavy "Add and Remove Programs". The program has a lot of features, options that absents in Microsoft's applet:

 

- great speed and small size, that do not influence the quality

- allows you to display hidden installed programs

- filter installed application list by name

- makes possible to delete programs if their uninstaller fails

- Running "Windows Components" feature

- Browsing elements in the registry

- Saving (exporting to HTML) current installed software list

- Multilingual, cool and simple interface

- ... a lot of more

 

 

DELETE DOCTOR no installation required

Delete files that are difficult to delete, such as some files left by viruses and trojans, or files with corrupted file names. This program can also delete files like the "index.dat" files, which store Internet history, by scheduling them for deletion upon system restart. Select a file to delete from the built-in file browser or drag a file to the application's icon or window from Window's Explorer.

 

 

Group Policy Editor (GPEDIT.MSC) for XP Home

Windows xp home is not equipped by default with management tool like Windows xp pro. however, by downloading this zip file "telecharger le fichier zip" and follwing the instructions, will make it possible for XP-Home. ( file is safe and its contents are in English)

http://www.astwinds.com/astuces/gpeditxphome.html

 

and here is a bablefish translation for the above link

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/t...editxphome.html

 

and here are some info about Group Policy Editor

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...674c8c9eaf.mspx

http://www.xptuneup.com/xptuneup_qos.htm

 

 

 

SwissKnife

If you are looking for an external hard disk drive solution that can be used interchangeably between Windows XP, Windows 98, Mac OS and Linux, there is only one way to prepare the hard disk and SwissKnife does it for you. You can create, delete and format partitions on your hard disk drives in one smooth, simple process. While the product has been tested up to 400GB, it should support hard disks of up to 2048GB. SwissKnife allows creation of FAT32 & NTFS partitions. FAT16 option is provided for compatibility. Supports Internal interfaces such as IDE and SCSI and External interfaces such as Hi-Speed USB, Parallel port, PCMCIA, USB On-The-Go, Firewire?, SATA interfaces etc. Creates Fixed and Removable Disk Format types.

 

Key Features:

Formats faster than the OS (click on chart for details)

Allows change of cluster size during Full format or Quick Format

Divides a single hard drive into one or more partitions

Supports Hi-Speed USB, PCMCIA, SATA, SCSI, USB 1.1, and FireWire? external drives

Supports Fixed and Removable disk formats

Supports FAT, FAT32 & NTFS systems

Allows creation of a single partition of up to 2048GB of FAT32 or NTFS file systems.

Full format or Quick Format of existing partitions

Selective partitions can be modified for optimum flexibility

 

 

HD Tune no installation required

is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

HD Tune may also work with other storage devices such as memory cards, USB sticks, iPods, etc.

 

 

Crimson Editor

is a professional source code editor for Windows.This program is not only fast in loading time, but also small in size (so small that it can be copied in one floppy disk).While it can serve as a good replacement for Notepad, it also offers many powerful features for programming languages such as HTML, C/C++, Perl and Java

Syntax Highlighting for HTML, C/C++, Perl, Java, Matlab and LaTeX. Also, it can be extended for other programming languages based on custom syntax files

Other features include undo/redo, user tools, macros, spell checker and more

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Two programs I highly recommend are these....

 

 

IE Privacy Keeper:

Nice prgram that can clear out history and other junk that sometimes even ccleaner can't touch.

http://www.browsertools.net/IE-Privacy-Keeper/

 

K-Meleon

Browser based off Geko. Has no offical release since Feb, 05, but you can get unofficale releases, that come out all the time. Very fast and customizable, and light weight. It also

has many fetures such as adblock, noscript, and the ability to disable java and popups.

Of course it is tabbed browsing t

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/

 

I will find some more later. :D

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Celestia-Explore Outer Space

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/download.html

 

Game Maker-Create your own games

http://gamemaker.nl/download.html

 

Gizmo Project-Free Phone for your Computer

http://www.gizmoproject.com/

 

Jarte-Word Pad Alternative

http://www.jarte.com/download.html

 

Moffsoft Free Calc-Calc Alternative

http://www.moffsoft.com/

 

TV.EXE-Watch TV(for dsl and cable connection

http://www.tvexe.com/

 

NVU-Dreamweaver Alternative

http://www.nvu.com/download.html

 

IconoMaker-Free Icon Maker

http://www.iconutils.com/iconomaker/

 

Kerio-Free Firewall

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio.cfm

 

Outpost-Free Firewall

http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpostfree/download.php

 

Dev C++-C++ Alternative to Microsoft C++

http://www.bloodshed.net

 

Speakfonia-Text to Speech

http://www.cfs-technologies.com/home/

 

Core FTP-FTP Manager

http://www.coreftp.com/

 

FeedSpring-Create your own RSS Feeds

http://www.feedspring.com

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www.mp3tag/

Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata (ID3, Vorbis Comments and APE) of common audio formats. It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs.

 

Brilliant audio file tagger

 

foobar2000

Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include ReplayGain support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular audio formats.

 

Takes a while to configure but once configured absolutely brilliant, bye bye windows Media player :D

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Truecrypt

 

Very good open source apps which can create Encrypted virtual disc drives, which it will create.

 

From the official site:

 

# Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

 

# Encrypts an entire hard disk partition or a device, such as USB flash drive.

 

# Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

 

# Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

 

1) Hidden volume (steganography ? more information may be found here).

 

2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (volumes cannot be distinguished from random data).

 

# Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Blowfish (448-bit key), CAST5, Serpent, Triple DES, and Twofish.

Mode of operation: LRW (CBC supported as legacy).

 

# Based on Encryption for the Masses (E4M) 2.02a, conceived in 1997.

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