PowerKey is an advanced encryption toolkit with many unique features which you won't come across in other products of such a kind available online. It allows you to perform block encryption of files and folders with any of the 8 well-known crypto algorithms (Blowfish, Cast, 3Des, Des, Gost, RC2, Rijndael, Twofish). At first, the data is compressed using zip method with ratio 0..9 (available on selection) to speed up the encryption process. After it the encryption is done and you receive a file with the extension .pkey as output. You are free to select any cipher mode to be used by the programm (we recommend using Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) Mode). One of the very useful features of PowerKey is that it allows you to create SFX packages by checking the appropriate checkbox on the encryption bookmark. PowerKey's SFX files can be extracted on any other machine running WIN 9X/NT/2000/Me/XP. Another very useful feature is Anti Password Spy protection that prevents your passwords to be read from '*****' secretly. Program also has secure deletion bookmark where you may choose what files/folders you want to wipe. PowerKey's low level Wipe is the best choice for performing 100% unrecoverable deletion. If you'd like to change the password for already created .pkey file this is provided by Change Password utility. If you spend lots of time trying to choose the password for your new package, you may use Password Generator utility which provides easy and fast generation of passwords, which are prooven to be strong (such passwords are resistant to different brute force attack metthods). Though the program works fast enough, still, you may increase it's speed up to 2 times by choosing a higher Process Priority; the fastest work is achieved with the REALTIME PRIORITY, only note that such speed-ups usually slow down the work of other programs.