Product Information

Free File Security Encryption Software

Perfect for Flash Drives!

Prevent Snooping!

Who's looking at your files. It's more likely somebody you know rather than a total stranger.

The people around you have easy access to your computer, phone and other digital devices. Be it your family, your coworkers or even your boss. These people could easily take a peek at your files and you'd never know it.

SafeHouse guards your privacy!

Rave Reviews:

I often encrypt important sensitive data for normal use and backup using Safehouse. No more hiding my backups in the office or a safe-deposit box. I can leave them out in the open. I know no one can get into my SafeHouse files.

Ted Stam
Cumberland Foreside, ME

I needed a simple, easy-to-use solution to protect sensitive data files which didn't require a degree in advanced encryption theory. After trying various free and commercial products I found SafeHouse, which has proven to be an excellent tool. SafeHouse makes storing, updating and archiving sensitive data fast and easy. Highly recommended.

Tim Towner
San Antonio, FL

I've been a SafeHouse user for over four years now and this is the most stable and useful utility I've ever used. If you've ever worried about losing all your personal information on a USB memory stick, just use Safehouse to encrypt a volume. You can then carry around all your passwords and bank details safe in the knowledge that only you can get to the information. It doesn't crash or mess up the performance of your machine, it just works!

Matt Hopkins
Software Engineer
Ashford, Kent, England

Based on months of using the beta of SafeHouse 3, this will be a valuable upgrade to a dependable, much-needed program that I have been using (in its various versions) for over six years now. When I read alarmist stories of stolen or lost computers with sensitive data on them, I wonder why everyone isn't using this free solution to a very big potential problem.

Charles Goetz
Charlottesville, VA

SafeHouse is a great product and it does everything you claim. I can't imagine a better way than to use SafeHouse if you want to keep data personal. Prompt, effective, and most of all courteous tech support is there when needed, which isn't often.

Brian Hall
Honolulu, HI


Do you now use the open source TrueCrypt software? Please try SafeHouse. Our admin tools are second to none. Admin videos.

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Make Secret Files and Folders Invisible


Hide Everything! Photos, Videos, Passwords, Contracts, Any File...

Hide the incriminating photos – and the video you want to keep private, the divorce settlement, credit card numbers, secret diary, and passwords to a zillion websites. Lock up the business plan that will make you rich no matter how bad the economy gets. Protect your resume and job search from prying eyes.

What will happen to you when your private information falls into the wrong hands? It's all preventable!

SOLUTION: Free SafeHouse Explorer

Ver 3.01 for XP/Vista/Win7/Win8

SafeHouse Explorer is free security software for hard drives and memory sticks. Keep everyone out. Period.

Get it now. Or be sorry later.

You can find our main website at SafeHouseSoftware.com.

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Free Encryption Software

Is it really free? Yes, the full version of this software is 100% free to everyone. It's freeware in every sense. You hear a lot about open source these days, which is where authors choose to also make the source code to their products available for public download. Well, although this software is indeed completely free, we stopped short of making it fully open source simply because we have other products which use a lot of the same code.

Run directly from your memory stick on any computer.

Easy, Fast and Trusted...Watch!

Top Features

All Features

  • Complete full-featured stand-alone security solution.
  • Hides, locks and encrypts documents, spreadsheets, photos, videos and anything else.
  • Perfect for USB memory sticks and other portable media - even iPods!
  • Super strong 256-bit Twofish advanced encryption ensures your total protection.
  • Unlimited number of private storage vaults as large as 2,000 Gigabytes each.
  • Graphical password strength meter helps you choose strong passwords.
  • Can be run directly from USB memory sticks without prior Windows installation.
  • Can create self-extracting EXE encrypted storage vaults. Just click and run.
  • Fully-compatible with all other SafeHouse products and file formats.
  • Full version is 100% FREE and freely distributable. Never expires!

Other SafeHouse Products

SafeHouse Explorer is just one of several award-winning security products in the trusted family of SafeHouse encryption software.

Our primary website is SafeHouseSoftware.com

Our SafeHouse Professional Edition is designed for power users and corporate distribution. It's packed with many essential features for the workplace, including our famous remote password reset capability.

Sorry, our Professional Edition isn't free.

SafeHouse Pro Info  User's Manual  Videos

Includes Secure Delete

(makes files unrecoverable)

Could not be Cracked!

Investigative report of King County Sheriff's Office by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer chronicles how law enforcement officials were unable to extract highly-incriminating files protected by SafeHouse.

Full story...

SafeHouse author contacted...

As reported in the article, the Sheriff's department contacted SafeHouse author Peter Avritch in attempt to break the secret encryption code. No luck.

"I personally have no ability to break into this product no matter what kind of gun is pointed to my head," said Peter Avritch, owner of PC Dynamics Inc.


Years later, Sheriff investigators are still anxious to get at these secret files after having failed in all prior attempts to crack the code.

Follow-up story...