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Download of the Week: TrueCrypt

By Jos
Nov 27, 2009
  1. Ever concerned you'll lose the thumb drive where you back up all your important and personal stuff? Or worried someone accidentally finds that embarrassing files collection on your computer? Um, yeah, me neither. The point is we've all got some data that deserves a little extra privacy and protection. While the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 come with BitLocker for securing documents on your system or as they travel with you, those looking for a cost-effective solution can use TrueCrypt to protect sensitive files from prying eyes.

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  2. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 243

    Looks pretty good, but I think its too much for me, whatever I need password protected
    I just usually use Winrar to do it... but its not like sensitive work data or something like that.
     
  3. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 635   +60

    I've been using this for about a year. This program is very reliable and does it's job with little hassle.
     
  4. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    Does it work in Window 7 too ?
     
  5. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    found the answer... with new release it will work on window 7 too.
     
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,423   +116

    Good to know, don't have windows 7 ultimate so bitlocker is not an option for me, there are always eye-sensitive documents lying all over the computer, or external drives which are not that secure either.

    Will check this out.
     
  7. ColdPreacher

    ColdPreacher TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Ya i have been using True Crypt for 2 years now. I have a lot of sensitive data that need encryption. WinRar can password protect ur zips or rar's but i trust True Crypt with all its features. You can even install a travel crypt on your usb's as well which will carry true crypt on the usb its self with no installation needed on the pc.
     
  8. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    This a useful app, I'm already using it for some time.
     
  9. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    usually gives errors but new verison helps
     
  10. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 130

    Woot !
    I actually use this for my storage drives! It works great ;]
    I use the Twofish encryption ^_^
    I only got a pentinum 4 which manages to encrypt/decrypt 30mb/s with Twofish which also is the speed my storage drivers operates at so it's all good
    I wish my cpu was fast enough to do it faster to I bench around 10 mb/s on the two-way encryptions
     
  11. PUTALE

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 178

    very nice tool. I will have to check it out. thansk for the info.
     
     
  12. harby

    harby TS Rookie Posts: 37

    TruCrypt is awesome. It might take some time for new users to figure it out completely but imho its invaluable and essential for securing your portable media.
     
  13. Hyperian

    Hyperian TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I thought of getting something like this but i never have anything that i really need to encrypt
     
  14. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,094   +110

    It's a really useful tool. I was actually looking for something like this because i have win7 pro which doesn't have BitLocker. It's too good to be free. All i need to do now is wiki the best algorithm to use to encrypt my stuff.
     
  15. PCIGamer

    PCIGamer TS Rookie Posts: 113

    fantastic app, well worth the download if you want to protect your stuff
     
  16. Fada

    Fada TS Rookie Posts: 34

    windows should have encryption features built into it, good encryption features, i remember when i was a kid on mac os 9 encrypting all my porno files so my mother would not find em, all through the OS
     
  17. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 850   +11

    i like the looks of it, but seems a bit much for the few things I want to p/w. I have always just made a passworded .rar file with winrar :p.
     
  18. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    I am kind of iffy about these data encryption softwares, because there is a possibility that data can be damaged.
     
  19. Serag

    Serag TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    fantastic app..been using it for a while now..
    @yorro I haven't had such problem using TrueCrypt...so far
     
  20. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,851

    I use it on my thumbdrive, really great product.
     
  21. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 351

    @yorro How do you mean? I haven't ever had the data corrupted in any way, and it seems like the chance would be the same as any other data on your drive.
     
  22. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    I've been using this for some time now and its the best software in the world! Now you can take your laptop or USB drive about and know that if its stolen no one will get their hands on those saucy pictures you've been hiding...
     
  23. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    I tried the previous version (5.x) on my laptop and the disk performance slowed down dramatically. The laptop was dual core and never had high CPU utilization. Never figured out what was wrong. I'm using bitlocker with Windows 7 now and it's been working pretty smoothly.
     
  24. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i tried it it & liked it. have also the portable version on my pendrive.

    it's a neat utility for securing data, i don't have very sensitive one to hide yet it's always good to know that some kind of Safe exists & it's free.

    cheers!
     
  25. Onewill

    Onewill TS Rookie

    Well, this eliminates the need for me to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. :) I have friends that like to snoop, and I'd rather they not get into my material.
     
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