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Installing AxCrypt

Download AxCrypt and install as instructed by the standard installation wizard. Here is a step by step video we created for you to follow along.

A few key things to note during your installation process:

  • In order to use AxCrypt you will need to create an account.
  • If you are upgrading from a previous version of AxCrypt, you may need to restart Windows.
  • Verify that the download is undamaged and authentic by checking the digital signature. Right-click the downloaded file in Windows Explorer, and select ‘Properties’ and the ‘Digital Signatures’ tab. Then select the digital signature and click ‘Details’. Ensure that the digital signature is shown as ‘OK’ and that the signer is ‘AxCrypt AB’. 

Starting AxCrypt for the first time

Once installed AxCrypt is ready to use. A tutorial on how to get started is found in this video and the instructions below. See how to use and usage tips for details on usage.

  1. Ensure you have an Internet connection – The first time AxCrypt is started on a device, internet access is required.
  2. Register your email address, if you have not done that already.
  3. Activate your account – A verification link and code will be sent to the email address provided. You cannot use your account until the activation process is complete.
  4. You can now use AxCrypt basic features free! Additional features are available if you subscribe to AxCrypt Premium.

Here are some of the exciting features you get when you complete the account activation process:

  • Ability to let others open the same secured document using their own password without any prior arrangement.
  • You can change your password for all secured documents in one single step.
  • You have a password manager to store and  manage all your passwords in one convenient place.

Open a free account today, and try our rich new features in AxCrypt 2.x!

If you have any burning issues or questions, check our frequently asked questions page.

Please report bugs and comments to us. You’re welcome to request support as well. For other issues, please send us an e-mail.