PGP Desktop 10.1.1 Build 10
Keep data encrypted for more protection
Basically, the software solution encrypts information that can be later accessed only by those with the corresponding credentials. This is why when installing the application, users are guided towards creating their own PGP keys, protected by a chosen passphrase.
Secures outgoing and incoming files
The main window of the application allows users to explore their created PGP keys and to choose the ones they want to use. PGP Desktop can also be used for encrypting outgoing emails or chat messages, thus ensuring that no data can be remotely accessed by malware or ill-intentioned persons.
Another function of the application is creating encrypted virtual disks where private files can be stored, kept away from prying eyes. Alternatively, one can encrypt existing partitions or disks, as well as shred the free space (so as to clear any traces left by erased documents).
Permanently have files erased
In addition, the application also comes with a specialized component that enables users to safely delete their confidential files without any possibility to restore them, even if using specialized software.
Users can rely on PGP Desktop to decrypt email messages, attachments or text exported from one’s email client in PGP format - simply dragging and dropping the files onto a dedicated window is enough to perform this task.
All in all, due to PGP Desktop, business owners can rest assured that company documents cannot be remotely accessed by unauthorized personnel, whereas home users can hide their private files from intrusive siblings or friends. Nonetheless, a license need to be purchased once the evaluation period expires provided users want to continue using the aforementioned functions.
Reviewed by Giorgiana Arghire on August 11th, 2014
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- Resolved a conflict between PGP Desktop and the Windows Xperf tool from the Windows Performance Toolkit
- Resolved the issue where PGP NetShare could corrupt Microsoft Office 2007 files on Microsoft Windows 7 systems
- Made improvements to PGP Desktop when sending email using IBM Lotus Notes
- Resolved an issue between PGP Desktop for Windows (when single sign-on is used) and certain Intel Wireless drivers
Application descriptionPGP Desktop is a security software to combine personal firewall, intrusion detection, VPN client, and encryption techn...