Download Free USB Safeguard – Simple USB Data Encryption

USB Stick 2 Since USB drives are so portable, you can take a drive virtually anywhere. Just like most items that are portable and that you carry with you, this type of drive can be lost (I’ve personally lost two – both encrypted), or stolen.

If you should lose a USB drive, through happenstance or theft, you need to be sure that any confidential information on the drive cannot be read, and the way to do that is to encrypt your data.

If you’re unfamiliar with data encryption; simply put, it is a process by which bits of data are mathematically jumbled with a password-key. The process makes the data unreadable unless, or until, decrypted by you.

Here’s a very cool free encryption application, USB Safeguard, which will encrypt your USB data in an easy, follow the bouncing ball manner – you can’t get much easier than “Drag and Drop”. Simply download this free application and run it from your USB drive.

The following screen captures illustrate just how easy encryption can be using USB Safeguard. Clicking on any graphic will open a new window to display the graphic in 640x – format.

Launch the application on your USB drive and construct a password.

USB Safeguard 1

You will be queried as to whether you want to save your password on your Home PC.

USB Safeguard 2

Drag and Drop the files on the USB Drive you want to encrypt into the applications interface window. The free application restricts encryption to a maximum of 2 GB.

USB Safeguard 3

Following successful encryption you will have the option of further protecting your files (in the event of loss), by overwriting or deleting the encrypted files. I particularly like this feature, since it adds another layer of security.

USB Safeguard 4

USB Safeguard 5

Decrypting the files is every bit as easy. Simply launch the application (remember, the application is on the USB drive), enter you’re password and voila!

USB Safeguard 7

Fast facts:

Runs with any usb pen drive

No installation required

256-bit AES encryption

Easy drag & drop file adding

Built in file shredder

Secure your data if drive is lost

Supports FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS file system

Without a doubt, this is encryption taken to a new level of simplicity. Ideal for average users, who have little interest in dealing with the finer points of encrypting data.

System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/Seven

Download at: Developer’s Site (USB Safeguard Software)

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14 Comments

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14 responses to “Download Free USB Safeguard – Simple USB Data Encryption

  1. Liam O'Moulain

    Bill,

    This is a super application.

    I’ve been using it for a while, and couldn’t be more pleased.

    Liam

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Liam,

      I can see why you like this application. It doesn’t get much easier than this.

      Thanks for coming by.

      Bill

  2. Hi,

    After reading this article i remembered some UK company who developed a USB drive which they said is unhackable. They made a competition about it also and all hackers could sign up, they put out 250,000 UK pounds as prize money for EVERYONE who could crack the encryption and none could. I’ve completely forgotten the name of the company though. Sorry if you think it’s an irrelevant comment.

    • Bill Mullins

      Definitely not an irrelevant comment.

      I do remember that Rackback (sort of) – can’t be sure, but I think it was IronKey military grade USBs.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Bill

  3. Cappydawg

    Thanks for the article on this. I am going to give it a try. Looks pretty simple and free, you got to love that. I am always looking for good and free software.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Cappydawg,

      I hear ya on good and free. This one is sooo simple, and I’m finding these days, I’m into “simple”. Gotta be an age thing. lol

      Thanks for coming by.

      Bill

  4. David

    Bill – Thanks for this one – I was only thinking a couple of days ago that I need to find something to take care of the issue of data security on USB drives – you’ve saved me the searching – just downloaded it – all up and running within 2 or 3 minuites – excellent find.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi David,

      Glad to hear you found this useful. I was surprised at just how easy this app is to use, and I particularly liked the erase/overwrite feature, in case of loss.

      Bill

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  7. Bill,

    I have tested and used this on one of my flash drives. It works, just like it says it does…

    Rick

    • Bill Mullins

      Rick,

      Thanks for that.

      I’m always amazed at how early you “get going”, on the weekends.

      Bill

  8. Bill,

    I’m taking it that you been up for awhile (earlier than me : ) I once had a wise man from Canada tell me, “early bird gets the worm, second mouse gets the cheese”… Have a GREAT DAY!

    Rick

  9. abdul

    please give me the download link….

    thanx in advance….