Decrypt and unpack SME files, activate the context menu integration for quick access to program’s features, work with a certificate manager and create self-signed certificates
What's new in abylon READER 20.60.2:Initial tests of our software products were successfully conducted on the new Windows 11 operating system from Microsoft. It is now possible to select the hash value when generating self-signed certificates. In addition to SHA1, SHA256 and SHA512 are also offered. Partially occurring "hang-ups" seem to be due to the waiting dialog. If not necessary, this has been removed. We often offer our software free of charge to private users through our partners. So that users can still make a small contribution to the further development of our software, we now offer a donation page in cooperation with PayPal.
abylon READER is a software application designed specifically for helping you decrypt and unpack SME files. It offers support for symmetrically encrypted files (CR2), asymmetrical encrypted items (CRP, PK7, P7M, VSP7, ASC, TBE), signed files (P7M, VSP7, TBS, SGN), and digital envelope items (SME).
Several configuration settings
At the end of the installation process, the program gives you the possibility to set up several parameters. You may integrate some of the program’s features into the context menu so you get quick access to them anytime, namely securely delete files and directories, encrypt files and directories with password, USB stick, smart cards or X.509 certificate, find files, and check for duplicate items.
Additionally, you can make the utility run at Windows startup and select the default encryption system for newly created keys, namely symmetrical password-based crypt system (Blowfish and AES), or asymmetrical certificate-based crypt system (HYBRID system, Blowfish and AES).
The program lets you create a backup of all your existing keys in a user-defined directory, so you can easily restore them in case they get lost or damaged. Plus, you may export the current settings to a file, so you can import them in your future projects, as well as set the wiping level for destroying files.
abylon READER runs quietly in the system tray and gives you the possibility to access its functions by right-clicking on its tray icon. You can lock or shut down the computer, log off the current user, open up the certificate manager, view the help manual, access the settings panel, close the program, or create your self-signed certificates to encrypt your data.
Create self-signed certificates
In order to generate a brand-new self-signed certificate you need to provide information about the name of the certificate owner, email address, state/province, city, organization, department and country, enter a serial number, pick the RSA key, provide the time and alias, as well as set up a password.
Working with the certificate manager
The certificate manager reveals a clean and intuitive window where keys are sorted by private or public status. Additionally, you may import certificate data from PFX, P12 or CER file format.
What’s more, you can check certificates in order to view information about them, export the current certificate to CER file format, delete it, as well as view several details about each one, such as certificate owner, time, revocation list, database, usage, and validation date.
To sum it up, abylon READER comes with a decent feature pack for helping you manage your encrypted files, and is suitable especially for power users.