Folder Lock is a handy application that can be used to freely protect various folders of the computer. The installation is simple and when the tool is launched for the first time, the user will be able to create a profile that he can use in order to manage the files he is about to lock. He can choose a username and a password or he can allow the generator to choose them, for increased security. The passwords are strong and contain special characters, beyond classic letters and numbers.
Most tools of this kind only provide local protections as they encrypt the targeted folder, but this app features more protection as the local folder will be backed up by an online copy of it, stored and encrypted on a protected server owned by the developers. This way, users that need protected data on another computer can easily login on the app’s website and have access to the files that have been uploaded. A powerful 256-bit AES protection key is used in order to encrypt the data and this is a powerful protection method, considerably superior over 128-bit protocols.
Moreover, the tool also provides more interesting features that can help a user protect more information. Inside an Encrypted Wallet, credit card and bank information can be stored and accessed with ease. The master password is useful to also lock certain features of the application itself, in order to prevent other users from accessing different options. A Stealth Mode is available, too, and this allows the application to run in the background without leaving any traces, not even in the Task Manager. This way, files and folders are completely protected from any kind of accessing method, and by using certain options, these elements can be completely hidden from view, making them invulnerable.