1. What is FileArmour?      
FileArmour is a simple and free software to encrypt and decrypt files using standard encryption algorithms like AES, Triple DES, RC2 and DES. This software also enables an user to validate file integrity using hashing algorithms like MD5, RIPEMD160, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512. Lastly, this software incorporates an useful folder lock feature.
2. What is encryption?      
Encryption is the conversion of data into a form, called cipher text, which cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people. Decryption is the process of converting encrypted data back into its original form, so that it can be understood.
3. What is cryptographic hash?      
A cryptographic hash is a function that takes a relatively arbitrary amount of input and produces an output of fixed size. A cryptographic hash function has the property that it is computationally infeasible to find two distinct inputs that hash to the same value. Hash functions are commonly used to validate data integrity.
4. Is FileArmour free to use?      
Yes, FileArmour is free to use for all non-commercial purposes. Click here to read the licensing agreement.
5. Is FileArmour open source?      
No, FileArmour is not an open source software.
6. Which encryption algorithms are implemented by FileArmour?      
FileArmour enables encryption and decryption of data using the following algorithms:
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  • Data Encryption Standard (DES)
  • Rivest Cipher 2 (RC2)
  • Triple DES
7. Which hashing algorithms are implemented by FileArmour?      
FileArmour enables validation of file integrity using the following hash algorithms:
  • MD5
  • RIPEMD160
  • SHA1
  • SHA256
  • SHA384
  • SHA512
8. What programming language was used to develop FileArmour?      
FileArmour was developed in C# and it requires .Net framework 4.0 or higher to run.
9. Can FileArmour be used commercially or for business purposes?      
You need prior approval from FileArmour developer to use FileArmour commercially. Please contact FileArmour developer via the contact form to enquire about commercial licensing details.
10. Can FileArmour run on any Windows machine?      
Yes, FileArmour can run on any Windows based PC that has .Net framework 4.0 or higher installed. You can download the latest .Net framework from Microsoft’s download center.