I use PicoCrypt for encrypting single files and folders. Ectremely small, fast and reliable peace of software (IMHO).
Also I used to chat with the creator of the program - he is a very nice and clever guy.
Try it out .
PicoCrypt looks promising. No need to be admin, small file size, cross (desktop) platform, and a portable Windows version. If it works well from a USB drive, I can see it taking a place on my Ventoy drive. Cheers for the suggestion.
Happy you find it useful .
Pico indeed works from a flash drive. Actually, Pico works from everywhere)). I used Veracrypt for encrypting everything, but now I have a small friend called Pico for individual files (pdf, txt, doc) and folders. Vera still rules on the full disc encryption or full partitions/ usb flash encryption. However, encrypting separate files is much more convenient with Picocrypt.
By the way, there should be a professional security audit of Picocrypt soon. It was mentioned on it’s reddit thread.
Just want to add that I watch Henry’s VeraCrypt tutorial every time I encrypt something – I don’t encrypt stuff much, so I always have to watch the tutorial. The tutorial has become like an old friend though.
The MacOS version comes out clear. Although, the Windows version does trigger 12 security vendors. As far as I know, this is a false positive - this statement from their GitHub suggests that this is a common issue:
‘If Microsoft Defender or your antivirus flags Picocrypt as a virus, please do your part and submit it as a false positive for the betterment of everyone.’
It is also open-source and they are raising money to get audited by Cure53. Plus, the security vendors that flag it aren’t the most trusted IMO (McAfee and a few others I have never heard of)