(PRWEB) March 6, 2005
ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. has released Advanced EFS Data Recovery (AEFSDR) 3.0 for Windows, the first program that makes it easy to recover (decrypt) files encrypted on NTFS (EFS) partitions created in Windows 2003, XP, and 2000.
Microsoft EFS allows users to store confidential information on a computer when people who have physical access to your computer could otherwise compromise that information, intentionally or unintentionally. EFS is especially useful for securing sensitive data on portable computers or on computers shared by several users. Encrypting sensitive files by means of EFS adds another layer of security.
With AEFSDR, protected files can be decrypted, even when the system is not bootable so you cannot log on, or when some encryption keys (private or master) have been tampered with. In addition, decryption is possible even when Windows is protected using SYSKEY. AEFSDR effectively (and instantly) decrypts the files protected under all versions of Windows 2000, Windows XP (including Service Pack 2), and Windows 2003.
The latest addition to ElcomSoft's family of password recovery software allows business managers to deal with lost and destroyed encryption keys, as well as with employees who, intentionally or unintentionally, are unable to access critical files that have been encrypted. While some situations make it impossible to recover encryption keys, if the keys are somewhere on the system, and not totally corrupted, AEFSDR can usually find and restore the critical information that will make your system accessible again.
AEFSDR is also a state-of-the-art computer forensics tool that is used extensively by law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies to open secured files.
New features in version 3.0 include dramatically faster decryption speeds under all versions of Windows, as easy-to-use Wizard that lets computer novices and experts quickly identify and decrypt files, and improved support for non-US versions of Windows including Japanese, Chinese, and other versions that use UNICODE.
While Microsoft has made it easier for home users to encrypt files, it's also much easier to encrypt files, and later make changes to the computer that make these secure files impossible to open again. AEFSDR solves this problem by making these protected files usable. Business people and home users can use it to recover lost files, and law enforcement officers have found that AEFSDR can give them access to encrypted files that would otherwise not be accessible.
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 with Administrator privileges, 600K free on Hard Disk.
$99(US); free trial version is available.
About the Company:
Established in 1990, ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. develops and markets state-of-the-art security and recovery software. In addition to serving the business and home markets, ElcomSoft's data recovery products are used by forensics specialists in law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies worldwide. ElcomSoft tools are also used by most of the Fortune 500 corporations, worldwide governments, and all major accounting firms.
ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. and its officers are members of the Russian Cryptology Association, the Microsoft Partner program, and the Educational Software Cooperative (ESC).
Please visit the program's homepage at http://www.elcomsoft.com/aefsdr.html
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