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If you've got sensitive data you want to protect from prying eyes, CryptoExpert 2008 Pro is a solid bet. It's a simple-to-user encryption program with all the usual features you'd expect, plus one clever and unusual one as well. To encrypt files, you first create a "container," which appears to your PC as if it is a hard drive. Drag files into it or create files into it and they'll be encrypted and password protected. Only people with the proper password will be able to see them by right-clicking the volume and entering a password. You can create as many containers as you want.

You can also copy the protected data to a USB drive, CD, DVD, or other removable medium, and it will be protected there as well. The program gives you your choice of using any of multiple encryption protocols. By default, it uses the industry-standard AES-256 algorithm, but you can also choose BLOWFISH, CAST, or 3DES encryption.

So what's clever and unusual about CryptoExpert 2008 Pro? You can copy an encryption key to a USB flash drive or memory stick, a CD or DVD, or even an MP3 player such as an iPod, and then connect the device to your PC. It will automatically allow you to see all encrypted data on that PC, without having to enter a password each time.

--Preston Gralla

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