PGP Desktop for Windows 9.5

3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 (98 votes)


Windows 2000/XP / Commercial Demo / 10,117 downloads

PGP Desktop is a security product to combine personal firewall, intrusion detection, VPN client, and encryption technologies into a single solution that fully protects computers against intruders and theft/loss of data. Whether employees work at home or in the office, it provides seamless protection from cyber-hijackers, easy-to-use e-mail and disk encryption, protects integrity of the companies information, controls access to files, and offers a host of other important security features.

Reviews of PGP Desktop for Windows

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.5 (Oct 4, 2006)

    bloated and buggy beyond belief this program is a piece of crap.
    and that price tag? i think its funny really more than anything. funny and preposterous.
    save your time and money and go out and get something that actually works.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.5 Beta 2 (Aug 15, 2006)

    Far too expensive ($200+ USD!). A complete loss of original focus and intended users. Bloated beyond recognition. Perfectly adequate alternatives now available. And, still not user-friendly.

    A once-loved and much-needed relic from internet history. That's about the only reason a person might even look at PGP in the 21st century.

    'Tis too bad Zimmerman was far ahead of his time with his thinking of fully secured communications for the masses. With this current administration's utter disregard for individuals' rights, loyal Americans need his passionate beliefs and genius encryption skills now more than ever in the domestic "war against terrorism" -- fanatically led by Bush, Rice, Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.5 Beta 2 (Aug 14, 2006)

    The present Betanews post states "9.5 Beta 2" & "Released: August 13, 2006".

    This is a little misleading because the download is actually 950MB2 which PGP confusingly call call "Public Beta 1" and was released "7/18/2006".

    I am looking forward to a successor to the 18 July Beta, but I do not think that this is yet it ;-)

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.5 Beta 2 (Aug 14, 2006)

    I don't really see the issues with PGP Desktop. Minus one issue I had with line wrapping with PGP 9 when signing text. I had no issues at all running the free version. Alright to run PGP Freeware you just let the trial period expire and just don't install the stuff that will end up not functioning when the trial is over. As for TrueCrypt, this is a nice program and a great complement to PGP Freeware.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.5 Beta 2 (Aug 13, 2006)

    As an avid PGP user for years I thought there was nothing on the market to beat their PGPDesktop until I read about TrueCrypt here. Intrigued, I downloaded the program and started some simple testing and I'm impressed. I may have found a replacement that won't continually soak me for money each year. Thanks.

    Now, for PGP, I'm running 9.0 and it works without a fault. Pricey overall, and now their appears to be a free substitute that will do the job.

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