When it comes to data encryption, every user requires a different level of protection and difficulty. Most of the home users opt for quick and easy-to-use tools while professional users or companies require powerful and complex methods. DataProtect is somehow more oriented towards home users, as figured by its construction and intuitive backup process.
When the UI pops up, it takes the shape of a quartered rectangle with only four functions. However, this can be tricky at first sight, as each function is branched in a way so all the features are covered.
For example, if you select Settings/Configuration, another window opens up, offering several more options to tweak. Also, if you spend a little time to inspect the program, you can notice that there are lots of options that are marked only by a symbol. Some apps leave out the tooltips, which makes the learning process slow and tiring, but DataProtect does not ignore those helpful little features.
One of the most important things to set up in a password-based encrypter is the master password. This password can be used to access locked information or to manage your settings.
Depending on your needs, the main password can be changed as well. To do that, go to Settings > Create a new password and provide the old one in order to confirm your identity.
The encrypted files are, by default, generated in the same location as the original file. However, you can change that directory from within the settings menu. Also, for the encrypted files, the AES 256 method is used, and output is seen as ECF.
The Secure Delete function assures you that the files you want to go are harder to recover. This type of deletion is backed by the overwrite system, which scrambles the information from within the targeted files, which makes harder to recover. The value number found inside the box is proportional to the recovery difficulty so if you want to make sure that nobody re-surface that item, increase the number.
Passfinder is another feature that can be found under the Password menu and helps you find out if the password you intend to use is strong enough to keep your data safe. After you create a combination, you can check its protection stats online, on a purposely created page.
DataProtect looks like a handy tool for users who need to apply a decent level of encryption to their information while avoiding a complex and sluggish interface and process.
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