7-Zip Portable

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Portable version available: 

This product is portable.

Our rating: 

License type: 

System requirements: 

Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7, WINE on Linux/UNIX

Download file size: 

1.4 MB

Version: 

9.2

Page anchor: 

7zip

Review article: 

Best Free Encryption Utility for Personal Use at Work

Pros: 

Very simple to use (but see Con's). Compresses as well as encrypts. Integrates with the PortableApps.com suite (for USB drives). Work directly from Windows Explorer or the user interface.

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer

Cons: 

7-Zip's user interface is simple, but a bit mysterious until you catch on to how to use it. Also, you need to use a workaround if you want to create new files directly in the encrypted archive to avoid leaving an unencrypted file or file remnant behind.

Top Pick?: 

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Download page: 

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/7-zip_portable

Developers website: 

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/7-zip_portable