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Minimum System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems
BestCrypt supports the following operating systems (including 32-bit, 64-bit and arm64 versions, unless specified otherwise):
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista (x86 only)
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012 (incl. R2)
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 (x86 only)
For legacy OS including Windows XP, Windows Vista (x64), Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 (x64), use this version:
BestCrypt for legacy OS
28-September-2022 | Control Panel v.9.08.1 | Driver v.4.62
- Ready for Windows 11 2022 Update (codename "22H2")
20-September-2022 | Control Panel v.9.08 | Driver v.4.62
- Introduced support for using hardware tokens as an authentication method with encrypted containers
- Introduced built-in Password Strength Meter to help creating stronger encryption passwords
21-July-2022 | Control Panel v.9.07.2 | Driver v.4.62
- Introduced support for ARM-based devices.
02-June-2022 | Control Panel v.9.07.1 | Driver v.4.62
- Updated BCWipe modules
- Added check for ARM architecture during setup
31-Mar-2022 | Control Panel v.9.07 | Driver v.4.62
- Updated BestCrypt Volume Encryption modules
09-Feb-2022 | Control Panel v.9.07 | Driver v.4.62
- Updated to include the newest BCWipe Privacy Guard tool
- Updated BCWipe modules
- Fixed error creating a hidden part
02-Dec-2021 | Control Panel v.9.06.1 | Driver v.4.62
- Updated BestCrypt Volume Encryption and BestCrypt Data Shelter modules
26-Oct-2021 | Control Panel v.9.06.1 | Driver v.4.62
- Ready for Windows 11
- Added ability to encrypt files in folders from the right-click menu
- Added ability to automatically wipe Thumbnail Cache when dismounting BestCrypt containers
- Fixed minor issues with BestCrypt and BCWipe localizations
28-Sep-2021 | Control Panel v.9.06 | Driver v.4.62
07-Sep-2021 | Control Panel v.9.05.2 | Driver v.4.62
20-May-2021 | Control Panel v.9.05.2 | Driver v.4.62
- Ready for Windows 10’s May 2021 Update (21H1).
- Fixed occasional driver installation issue.
- Updated BCWipe modules.
13-April-2021 | Control Panel v.9.05.1 | Driver v.4.60
03-March-2021 | Control Panel v.9.05 | Driver v.4.60
10-February-2021 | Control Panel v.9.05 | Driver v.4.60
22-December-2020 | Control Panel v.9.04.2 | Driver v.4.60
- Improved compatibility with PGP public/secret keys.
31-August-2020 | Control Panel v.9.04 | Driver v.4.60
18-August-2020 | Control Panel v.9.04 | Driver v.4.60
02-April-2020 | Control Panel v.9.04 | Driver v.4.60
12-February-2020 | Control Panel v.9.04 | Driver v.4.60
- Improved performance by optimizing encryption operations and disk I/O in the driver.
- Fixed occasional BSOD when mounting two containers simultaneously.
06-January-2019 | Control Panel v.9.03.22 | Driver v.4.57
24-December-2019 | Control Panel v.9.03.22 | Driver v.4.57
- Improved 'Registration' procedure.
17-October-2019 | Control Panel v.9.03.21.1 | Driver v.4.57
- Ready for Windows 10’s November 2019 Update (19H2)
09-September-2019 | Control Panel v.9.03.21 | Driver v.4.57
- Updated AutoUpdate utility
27-August-2019 | Control Panel v.9.03.20 | Driver v.4.57
- Fixed error in uninstall procedure.
12-July-2019 | Control Panel v.9.03.19 | Driver v.4.57
- Improved procedure of public/secret key pair creation in BC Key Manager.
- Fixed minor bugs.
29-March-2019 | Control Panel v.9.03.18 | Driver v.4.57
- Fixed compatibility issue with touch keyboard.
07-March-2019 | Control Panel v.9.03.17 | Driver v.4.57
- Improved BCAutoUpdate utility.
- Fixed compatibility issue with on-screen keyboard.
11-December-2018 | Control Panel v.9.03.16 | Driver v.4.57
- Fixed malfunction in 'Recently Mounted Containers' list.
06-December-2018 | Control Panel v.9.03.15 | Driver v.4.57
06-November-2018 | Control Panel v.9.03.14 | Driver v.4.57
19-September-2018 | Control Panel v.9.03.12 | Driver v.4.57
- Updated to include BestCrypt Volume Encryption v.4.
19-July-2018 | Control Panel v.9.03.11 | Driver v.4.57
- Redesigned automatic update experience with BestCrypt AutoUpdate utility.
- Enhanced command line interface options for better compatibility with scripting.
- Improved process of creating containers now allows running other tasks from BestCrypt Control Panel while in progress.
- Improved built-in detection mechanism for file-system specific limitations.
- Fixed minor bugs in Setup utility.
22-May-2018 | Control Panel v.9.03.10 | Driver v.4.57
- Fixed occasional crash in hiber_bcfnt.sys driver when hibernating after program installation.
- Fixed problem when BestCrypt prevented Windows 10 upgrading to build 1803 on some computers.
24-April-2018 | Control Panel v.9.03.9 | Driver v.4.57
- Fixed occasional blue screen error caused by 'fsh' driver.
- Fixed minor bug in container creation operation.
15-February-2018 | Control Panel v.9.03.8 | Driver v.4.57
- Fixed occasional error in 'Anti-Keylogger'.
13-December-2017 | Control Panel v.9.03.7 | Driver v.4.57
- Fixed error in mounting container when passing keyfiles via command line.
14-November-2017 | Control Panel v.9.03.6 | Driver v.4.57
- Fixed error in simultaneous mounting of a dozen of containers.
10-October-2017 | Control Panel v.9.03.5 | Driver v.4.56
- Added Camellia encryption algorithm.
- Improved benchmark utility.
20-July-2017 | Control Panel v.9.03.4 | Driver v.4.56
- Added support for transparent Windows 10 Feature Updates installation (including Windows 10 Creators Update) and upgrading to Windows 10 with system / boot volumes encrypted.
31-May-2017 | Control Panel v.9.03.3.3 | Driver v.4.56
- Updated all product translations.
10-April-2017 | Control Panel v.9.03.2 | Driver v.4.56
- Automated procedure to format virtual disks during container creation.
- Updated the procedure of creating containers via command line for better compatibility with batch processing.
- Improved user interface for managing anti-keylogger.
- Fixed minor bug.
29-September-2016 | Control Panel v.9.03.1 | Driver v.4.56
21-September-2016 | Control Panel v.9.03 | Driver v.4.56
- Kernel mode drivers digitally signed by Microsoft for compatibility with Windows 10 version 1607, also known as the Anniversary Update.
- Fixed error in creating large (2TB+) containers on Windows 10.
- Fixed minor bugs.
22-August-2016 | Control Panel v.9.02.11.1 | Driver v.4.54
- Fixed minor bug in 'Public Key Manager' utility.
12-August-2016 | Control Panel v.9.02.11 | Driver v.4.54
- Fixed error in generating public/secret key pair.
- Fixed error in loading BCResident process on Windows XP.
23-June-2016 | Control Panel v.9.02.10 | Driver v.4.54
- Improved 'Dismount at TimeOut' function.
- Added ability to create containers via Command Line.
- Added ability to merge container files with video files in mp4 format.
- Fixed minor bugs.
29-February-2016 | Control Panel v.9.02.9 | Driver v.4.54
- Fixed compatibility issue with Dell Data Protection software.
13-January-2016 | Control Panel v.9.02.8 | Driver v.4.53
11-December-2015 | Control Panel v.9.02.7 | Driver v.4.53
- Fixed compatibility issue with PGP keys.
02-December-2015 | Control Panel v.9.02.6 | Driver v.4.53
- Fixed minor bug in 'BestCrypt Key Manager' utility.
25-November-2015 | Control Panel v.9.02.5 | Driver v.4.53
- Updated 'BestCrypt Key Manager' utility to comply with the latest key standards.
- Fixed error in mounting containers stored on DFS shared folder.
- Fixed error in dismounting containers mounted as subfolder.
- Fixed minor bugs.
29-September-2015 | Control Panel v.9.02.4.3 | Driver v.4.51
06-July-2015 | Control Panel v.9.02.2 | Driver v.4.51
- Enterprise Edition: Fixed error in setting administrator password for BestCrypt containers.
16-June-2015 | Control Panel v.9.02.1.2 | Driver v.4.51
- Updated for compatibility with Jetico Central Manager v.2.5.
13-May-2015 | Control Panel v9.02.1 | Driver v.4.51
- Key files may be now added to your password for better security.
- Added Skein-512 hash algorithm.
- Fixed compatibility issue with ESET antivirus software when mounting a container.
- Improved compatibility with MS Surface Pro devices.
07-January-2015 | Control Panel v9.01.2 | Driver v.4.50
17-December-2014 | Control Panel v9.01.1 | Driver v.4.50
Commercial version 9.01 of BestCrypt Container Encryption for Windows released.
- Added support for containers larger than 2 TB
- Added capability to instantly create and access containers
- Added support for Dynamic Containers featuring Smart Free Space Monitoring
- Optimized major driver performance
- Implemented AES encryption algorithm for hardware acceleration
- Added Whirlpool, SHA-2 and SHA-3 hash algorithms
- Improved key stretching
- Improved GUI
- Added support for Windows 10 Technical Preview
17-November-2014 | BestCrypt Container Encryption for Windows v.9.00.1 Beta | Driver v.4.50
Beta version of BestCrypt Container Encryption for Windows v.9 announced.