A Giveaway and Some Good Software

October 31, 2008


I’ve found another great promotion (and have some buzz on some good free software): www.DecryptandDrive.com is the name of a giveaway by PKWARE (the inventor of the .zip standard). Prizes include a Honda Scooter worth $2500, bicycles, a Nintendo Wii and Mario Kart Wii, $50 Gas Cards, and a $10 iTunes Gift Card! It’s very easy to enter, see here for official rules and information, and see here for the contest home page.

Basically, you download PKWARE’s SecureZIP software. Now be assured that there is no purchase necessary to enter the giveaway. The software is free (PKWARE is running this promotional to generate interest in their software), and the program is like that *other* zip software (which, by the way, is not free); but SecureZip is better. SecureZIP is a capable file compressor/decompressor and encryption tool for your computer files.

When you download the program, you obtain a free “digital certificate.” The digital certificate serves two purposes: one, so you can securely share files with others if you want without using a password (which is customary with encryption software); and two, it enables you to access a game online to win prizes.

SecureZip is nice software. SecureZip does stuff like protects your important documents by encrypting them, saves space on your hard drive by compressing them, and also unencrypts and decompresses your stuff. It has no spyware and no extra junk like toolbars in the download. See the site for more information.

The giveaway looks great and the software is free, so what have you got to lose? Check the official rules for more information.


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