There are the times when you want to secure your files on your Office PC or Home computer, especially when multiple users are accessing that PC. Here is small utility Protect Me which can come handy in such cases. Protect Me lets you to enclose your important files and folders inside a container file which is encrypted using AES and also password protects using user specified password.
For maximum security Protect me doesn’t store actual password and uses SHA1 for password validation. The container file created by Protect Me acts like password protected zip or rar file, you can either extract container file’s contents or open files direct from container file.
Though small in size and convenient utility to protect data, it has some caveats, Protect Me cannot protect data bigger than 800 MB in size in one container and it requires significant amount of RAM while creating container file.
Protect Me being .Net based utility NET Framework 3.5 (or higher versions) is required for its operation.
The key features of Protect Me Utility
1. Easily password-protect any file you want!
2. You get one .exe file which contains the encrypted file(s). The result will be just a few KB bigger than the encrypted files themselves!
3. Your data is really secure! SHA1 for password validation & AES (Rijndael) for your data (256 Bit)
4. The container file is compiled at runtime!
Check out demo video of Protect Me in Action