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Encrypted Archive with BCArchive - Free File Encryption

Free File Encryption

Want to compress a bunch of documents into a single encrypted file for archiving?
Use BCArchive. Zip, Arj and RAR can compress files, but they can’t protect them from prying eyes like BCArchive can.




Free File Encryption Software by Jetico


  1. Overview
  2. Features
  3. Support

BCArchiveTM is designed to compress a group of files/folders into a single encrypted file, which can also be converted to an executable program.


BCArchive embeds itself within Windows and can be activated from:

  • The Explorer FILE Menu
  • The context (right-click) menu
  • A command-line prompt
  • A batch file


BCArchive enables the use of existing public keys from BestCrypt databases, and those created for PGP software, which have been used world-wide for many years.

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System Requirements

Windows 10,
Windows 8, Windows 7,
Windows Vista, Windows XP,
Windows 2012 Server,
Windows 2008 Server,
Windows 2003 Server,
(32-bit and 64-bit versions)

Technical Documents

Help File (Online)
Help File (PDF)
Release Notes


Technical Support

Contact Jetico Support 

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Benefits & Advantages

Compression utility supported by strong encryption

BCArchive utilizes the following encryption algorithms, standards and specifications:

  • Symmetric algorithms: Rijndael (AES), Blowfish-256, Blowfish-448, IDEA, CAST5, GOST 28147-89, Triple DES.
  • Secure Hash Algorithms: SHA-256, SHA-1, MD5 and RIPEMD-160.
  • Asymmetric (public/secret key pair) algorithms: RSA, ElGamal / Diffie-Hellman.
  • Specifications for public/secret key pair format: PKCS #12, X.509.
  • PKCS #5 recommendations for the implementation of password-based cryptography.
  • RFC 2440 specifications for session keys encrypted by symmetric or public key encryption algorithms.


User-friendly encryption

BCArchive is very simple yet very secure - just specify a password for the archive when you create it and enter the same password to decrypt and extract the data. Passwords are no longer needed if you have your recipient’s public key - just choose your recipient’s public key and click Encode.


Use self-extracting archives - avoid the need for your recipient to install the software

BCArchive offers you the facility to create a 'self-extracting' file. Data is compressed and encrypted into a single archive file, which is converted to an executable program. At any time thereafter you or your recipient can run the program on any computer and extract the data without installing any special software.



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If you would like to translate BCArchive into your native language, contact Jetico Technical Support.


Compress and encrypt your sensitive data... Rely on BCArchive to protect your privacy and save your hard drive space


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