First of all – you can run AxCrypt 2 entirely offline, with no online registration using the –offline switch. You’ll still have to provide something that looks like an email address, but anything will do. It won’t be used for anything as long as you stay offline. In this mode AxCrypt will not attempt any form of network communication.
As for maintenance of version 1. Should there after all these years surface some real security issue with it, we’ll have to consider either pulling it entirely from the site, or fixing it. It will depend on the situation. If for example a Windows update makes it incompatible, we won’t fix it. So, if it won’t run on Windows 11 or whatever next version will be called, it won’t run.