Kruptos 2 Go - Online Help

USB drive encryption software
Getting started with Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault
  • How to install Kruptos 2 Go
    1. Download the latest version of Kruptos 2 Go from Here
    2. Connect your USB Drive to your computer and open Kruptos 2 Go installer
    3. Run Kruptos 2 Go installer and click Next
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    4. Carefully read the Kruptos 2 Go licence agreement, if you accept click I Agree
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    5. Select your USB drive from the list and click install
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    6. Kruptos 2 Go has now been installed to your USB Drive. Click Finish to start Kruptos 2 Go
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  • Starting Kruptos 2 Go for the first time
    (1) Open your USB device and double click the Kruptos 2 Go icon.
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    (2) Creating a Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault
    Enter your password and password hint then click the "Create" button. Your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault will now be created and opened.

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    Choosing a good Password

    It can be difficult to choose a good password. A password should be fairly long and shouldn't be guessable, but at the same time it should be easy to remember. If a pass word is too difficult to remember you will find that you need to write it down, which is not a good idea.

    Tips for Selecting a Password
    • Do not use a name, birth date, anniversary or any other piece of publicly accessible piece of information
    • Do not use a word that you - or a hacker - could find in the dictionary: these are susceptible to so-called 'brute force' attacks
    • Use the first letters of a phrase or saying, or misspell words, for example "To Be Or Not To Be" could become "2BON2B"
    • Use two or more words together, for example "1MoreExample"
    • Use a password that is at least six characters long
    Password strength meter:

    When typing in your password you will be presented with an indication of how strong your pass phrase is. Kruptos simply evaluates what you have entered and uses points based system to guide you in the right direction. The strength indicator also knows about the most common 500 passwords in use today and will turn purple when one of these passwords are used

    Your master password is very important. If you lose this password then you will not be able to decrypt your files.

  • How to add files to your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault
    The most common way to add files to your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault is by using the drag-and-drop method, which means that you select one or more files and folders then drag them into your USB Vault. Alternatively you can manually add your files and folders by clicking the "Add File" or "Add Folder" buttons

    How to drag your files and folders to your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault:
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    • Select the files and folders you would like to secure
    • Drag to your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault

    Your files will be automatically encrypted using your master password.

    When adding files to your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault the orignal files are not removed or deleted




    How to add files and folders to your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault using "Add Files" or "Add Folders":
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    • Select the files and folders you would like to extract
    • Click "Add File" or "Add Folder" button
    • Choose the files or folders you would like to add to your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault and click "Ok"
  • How to extract files your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault
    The easiest way to extract files and folders from your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault is by using the drag-and-drop method, which means that you select one or more files and folders then drag them to the desired location. Alternatively you can manually extract your files and folders by clicking the "Extract" button

    To extract your files using Drag and Drop:
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    • Select the files and folders you would like extract
    • Drag the selected files to the desired location

    Your files will be automatically decrypted using your master password.

    When extracting files from your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault, the orignal files are not removed or deleted




    To extract your files using the "Extract" button:
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    • Select the files and folders you would like extract
    • Click the "Extract" button
    • Navigate to the desired location and select "Extract"
  • How to view or edit files your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault
    Viewing your secured files is easy too. Simply double click and Kruptos 2-Go will automatically decrypt and open your file. Any changes made are automatically encrypted when you close the file.

    Note this feature is only available for version 1.0.0.2, upgrade Now

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    Kruptos 2 professional allows you to decrypt, edit\view then automatically re-encypt your secured files. To use:
    • Select the files or folders you would like to edit or view *Selecting folders will open all contained files including all files in sub-folders
    • Click the "Open" button or double click the encrypted file * double click only works with single files
    • Your selected files will now be decrypted and opened in the appropriate program

    Any saved changes will automatically be encrypted when you close the editing\viewing program.

    Please do not remove your USB Drive whilst editing a file as any changes made will not be saved.

  • How to change your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault password
    Changing your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault Password
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    • Click the "Change Password" button
    • Enter your current USB Vault password then your new USB Vault password and new password hint
    • Click the "Change" button
    • Kruptos 2 Go will now change the password in all the files and folders stored with your USB Vault

    If you have a lot of files stored in your USB Vault, changing password may take several minutes to complete.

    Pressing the "Cancel" button whilst changing your USB vault password may take several minutes to complete.

  • How to change or turn off the auto-timeout period
    Kruptos 2 Go is configured to automatically time-out after a period of time inactivity on your computer. You can configure the period of inactivity or turn off auto-timeout via the timeout settings window.
    Changing the auto-timeout period
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    Timeout settings
    To change the auto-timout period:
    • Click the Auto-timeout button - The Timeout settings window will open
    • Enter your new timeout period then click Apply

    To turn off auto-timeout check Turn off auto-timeout then click Apply

  • How to Check for Kruptos 2 Go updates
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    Kruptos 2 Help
    To check for updates:
    • Click the "Help" button - Kruptos 2 Go "About" window will open
    • Click the "Check for updates" button
    Kruptos 2 Go will now check to see if any updates are available for download.

    You can check for updates directly by visiting here

  • How to uninstall Kruptos 2 Go from my USB Drive
    When you “install” Kruptos 2 Go to your USB drive the software is not really installed but rather copied to your drive, for this reason you will not see an option within Add/Remove programs to remove Kruptos 2 Go.

    To remove Kruptos 2 Go:
    • Make sure your Kruptos 2 Go USB Vault is empty
    • Open your USB Drive and delete Kruptos2Go.exe
    • Thats it!
  • END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT for Kruptos 2 Go
    END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT for Kruptos 2 Go

    Software distributed under this license is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE AUTHORS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF THE SOFTWARE DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY. ANYONE WHO USES, COPIES, MODIFIES, OR (RE)DISTRIBUTES ANY PART OF THE SOFTWARE IS, BY SUCH ACTION(S), ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THEM, DO NOT USE, COPY, MODIFY, NOR (RE)DISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE, NOR ANY PART(S) THEREOF.

    IMPORTANT: This Kruptos 2 Go (“Software”) End User Licence Agreement (“EULA”) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or, if purchased for an entity, an entity) and Kruptos 2 Software. READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS AND USING THIS SOFTWARE. It provides a licence to use this software and contains warranty and liability disclaimers. BY DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR FULL AND VOLUNTARY ASSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENCE. If you do not agree to all of the following terms, do not install the software or discontinue use immediately and destroy all copies on your computer.

    1. Licence Grants and Purchase:

    1.1 Trial Period Licence. You may download and use the Software for free for thirty (30) Trial-uses after installation ("Trial Period"). During the Trial Period, Kruptos 2 Software grants you a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable licence to copy and use the Software for evaluation purposes only. The evaluation copy of the Software is fully functional.

    1.2 Licences after Trial Period.

    If you continue to use this Software after the Trial Period, you are required to purchase a licence. To purchase one of the licences specified above, visit our web site at http://www.kruptos2.co.uk

    1.4 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are granted a limited non-exclusive licence to use the Software on any number of USB Devices. This Licence is not a sale of the Software or any other copy. Kruptos 2 Software retains title and ownership of the Software and documentation, including all intellectual property rights. No title to the intellectual property in the Software is transferred to you. You will not acquire any rights to the Software except as expressly set forth herein.

    1.5 Said purchased licence shall apply to the current version of Kruptos 2 Go and any future versions of Kruptos 2 Go

    1.6 Kruptos 2 Software reserves the right within its sole discretion to modify the terms of its licence for all future versions of Kruptos 2 Go.

    2.0 End User Support: At Kruptos 2 Software’s discretion, Kruptos 2 Software may provide limited support through email.

    3. Licence Restrictions:

    3.1 You may not alter, merge, modify, adapt or translate the Software, or decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form.

    3.2 You may not sell, rent, lease, sub licence, transfer, resell for profit or otherwise distribute the Software, its documentation, or any part thereof.

    3.3 You may not modify the Software or create derivative works based upon the Software.

    3.4 You may not remove or obscure any copyright and trademark notices relating to the Software.

    4. Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights:
    This Agreement gives you limited rights to use the Software. Kruptos 2 Software retains any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Software and all copies thereof, including copyrights, patents, trade secret rights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights. All rights not specifically granted in this Agreement, including International Copyrights, are reserved by Kruptos 2 Software. The structure, organization and code of the Software are valuable trade secrets and confidential information of Kruptos 2 Software.

    5. Disclaimer of Warranties:
    THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS PRODUCT IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THIS PRODUCT PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

    6. Limitations on Liability:
    IN NO EVENT WILL ANY (CO)AUTHOR OF THIS SOFTWARE, OR ANY APPLICABLE COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARK OWNER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY COPY AND/OR (RE)DISTRIBUTE THIS PRODUCT OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AS MAY BE PERMITTED HEREIN, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CORRUPTION OR LOSS OF DATA, ANY LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES, A FAILURE OF THIS PRODUCT TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PRODUCT, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION), WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF THE USE, COPYING, MODIFICATION, OR (RE)DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PRODUCT (OR A PORTION THEREOF) OR OF YOUR PRODUCT (OR A PORTION THEREOF), OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT (OR A PORTION THEREOF), EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES (OR THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) ARE/WERE PREDICTABLE OR KNOWN TO ANY (CO)AUTHOR, COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARK OWNER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY.

    7. THIS SOFTWARE MAY INCORPORATE IMPLEMENTATIONS OF CRYPTOGRAPHIC ALGORITHMS THAT ARE REGULATED (E.G., SUBJECT TO EXPORT/IMPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS) OR ILLEGAL IN SOME COUNTRIES. IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY THAT IT IS LEGAL TO IMPORT AND/OR (RE)EXPORT AND/OR USE THIS PRODUCT (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) IN COUNTRIES WHERE YOU INTEND TO USE IT AND/OR TO WHICH YOU INTEND TO IMPORT IT AND/OR FROM WHICH YOU INTEND TO EXPORT IT, AND IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH ANY APPLICABLE REGULATIONS, RESTRICTIONS, AND LAWS.

    8. YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD ALL (CO)AUTHORS OF THIS SOFTWARE, AND APPLICABLE COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARK OWNERS, HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS, PENALTIES, FINES, COSTS, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES), DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, AND SUITS, DIRECTLY RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE, INABILITY TO USE, COPYING, (RE)DISTRIBUTION, IMPORT AND/OR (RE)EXPORT OF THIS PRODUCT (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) AND/OR YOUR BREACH OF ANY TERM OF THIS LICENSE.

    9. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHETHER YOU UNDERSTAND ALL PARTS OF THIS LICENSE OR IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHETHER YOU CAN COMPLY WITH ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE, YOU MUST NOT USE, COPY, MODIFY, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF, NOR (RE)DISTRIBUTE THIS PRODUCT, NOR ANY PORTION(S) OF IT. YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH A LAWYER.

    10. Termination of EULA: This Agreement is effective until terminated. This Agreement, including the licence to use the Software, will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any term or condition.

    11. General:

    11.1 Kruptos 2 Software reserves the right at any time to cease the support of the Software and to alter prices, features, specifications, capabilities, functions, licensing terms, release dates, general availability or other characteristics of the Software.

    11.2 If any provision hereof shall be held illegal, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, such provision shall be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable, and the legality, validity and enforceability of all other provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected.

    11.3 You may not assign this Agreement. Any attempt by You to assign this Agreement will be null and void.

    11.4 This Agreement contains the entire agreement between Kruptos 2 Software and you related to the software and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether oral or written. All questions concerning this Agreement shall be directed to: licensing@kruptos2.co.uk