Andreas Software
Free programs for Windows by Andreas Jönsson


AS-File Crypt 6.0 - Encrypt files with Salsa20, ChaCha20 or HC-256.

AS-File Crypt 6.0
Screenshot of AS-File Crypt 6.0

Encryption program for files that uses Salsa20, ChaCha20 or HC-256 with a 256-bit key. The program creates an encrypted (password protected) copy of any file and the program can later be used to decrypt (restore) the original file.


Important information: Save the downloaded program if you have information encrypted with it. I do not guarantee compatibility between different versions/revisions of the program.

> Download AS-File Crypt 6.0 (Zip, 1.16 MB)

Revision Date: 2023-06-01.
License: Freeware.
Unicode Support: Yes.
DPI Aware: Per-Monitor (V2).
Program Type: Partly portable, X64 and X86.
Operating System(s): Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11. (Also the Server versions.)
Language(s): English and Swedish.

This is the program's official website - download the program here to get the latest version/revision. The program is free.

LEA-256 (CTR Mix) 2 × 256-bit

The program also includes LEA-256 (CTR Mix) 2 × 256-bit.

Speed Reference

Approximate values for an Intel Core i3-9100.

Salsa20/20 256-bit 80 MB/sec.
ChaCha20/20 256-bit 40 MB/sec.
HC-256 256-bit 80 MB/sec.
LEA-256 (CTR Mix) 2 × 256-bit 12 MB/sec.

Information regarding the integration feature

You have to run AS-File Crypt as Administrator in order to add/update or remove the integration feature. This can be done by right-clicking on the EXE file. (Note: When you make a larger Windows upgrade, this integration may be cleared, then you need to add it again.)


The only thing that is not portable is the integration feature, but this has to be activated manually. The integration feature writes to the registry (the key "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT").

For text?

Check out AS-Text Crypt 6.0.