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KeePass 2.37

Light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.

3.1 MB
4.5 15 votes

Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website's FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem... A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, website, etc. Unimaginable.

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish). For more information, see the features page.

Is it really free?

Yes, KeePass is really free, and more than that: it is open source (OSI certified). You can have a look at its full source and check whether the encryption algorithms are implemented correctly.

What's New:

Professional 2.37

New Features:

  • When creating a new database, KeePass now offers to print a KeePass emergency sheet (which can then be filled out and stored in a secure location, where only the user and possibly a few other people that the user trusts have access to); an emergency sheet can also be created via 'Tools' -> 'Database Tools' -> 'Print Emergency Sheet'.
  • Added database file information dialog that is displayed when creating a new database.
  • Added function to search similar password clusters ('Edit' -> 'Show Entries' -> 'Find Similar Passwords (Clusters)').
  • On Unix-like systems: if the library '' is available, KeePass uses it for AES-KDF transformations.
  • Enhanced script to upgrade a DTD processing definition.
  • Added workaround for .NET/Windows column header drawing bug when switching to TAN-only entry list mode.
  • Added workaround for Mono tab switching bug.
  • Added workaround for Mono '}' character RTF encoding bug.
  • TrlUtil: added support for .NET 4.*.


  • Improved dialog for changing the master key (key file and user account are now expert options, added more information and links to help page sections).
  • KeePass now directly offers to save the database after changing the master key, and it asks whether to print a new emergency sheet.
  • Various improvements in the translation selection dialog (the selected translation can now be activated by pressing Return, the list view now uses the Explorer style, ...).
  • KeePass now refuses to attach files that are larger than 512 MB (as larger files can result in serialization problems).
  • Increased default number of AES-KDF rounds.
  • On Unix-like systems, KeePass now uses the CSP implementation of the AES algorithm for encrypting data, which is a bit faster.
  • Improved tool strip checkmark rendering on Unix-like systems.
  • Updated links (to the website, help pages, etc.).
  • The MSI file is now built using Visual Studio 2017.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Classic 1.34

New Features:

  • Printing now works even when the default browser doesn't support the 'Print' shell verb.
  • Added workaround for Wine not supporting EM_PASTESPECIAL.


  • Improved error handling when there is too few memory for saving a database.
  • When attaching a file fails, a detailed error message is displayed now.
  • KeePass now refuses to attach files that are larger than 512 MB (as larger files can result in memory problems).
  • Increased default number of AES-KDF rounds.
  • Updated links (to the website, help pages, etc.).
  • Upgraded to Boost libraries version 1.65.1.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

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