The Sophos Community will be offline for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, May 27th, at 13:00 UTC for approximately 1 hour. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
"Wanna" ransomware outbreak. Please see this Sophos article sophos.com/kb/126733 for advice on how to protect your organization. Immediate action recommended.
This article explains how to make an encrypted (password protect) compressed file (referred to as 'an archive' file).
Note: The compression program built-in to (included with) the Microsoft Windows operating system since the release of Windows XP cannot password protect a compressed file, therefore a third-party application has to be used. In this article we use 7-zip which is licensed under the GNU LGPL/GNU LGPL + unRAR, and hence is free to download and use.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Not product specific
You will now have a new file with a .zip file extension in the same folder as the file/files/folder you selected to compress in step three.
If you open the zip and then try to open a file inside the zip file you will be prompted for the password you set previously.
If you need to add a file to the zip archive simply drag and drop the new file onto the existing .zip file.
Every comment submitted here is read (by a human) but we do not reply to specific technical questions. If you need technical support please post a question to our community. Alternatively for licensed products open a support ticket.