Windows 10: Security: How to Make My PC More Secure?

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  1.    23 Oct 2016 #11

    Steve C said: View Post
    No, they would have full access to all files without needing a password. I recently replaced the hard drive in my laptop with a SSD and put the old HDD containing Windows 10 and all user files in an external disk caddy. I confirm I can read every file on that HDD without needing any passwords.
    Woah, really??? I didn't know this was the case. How can I secure my files by using something built into Windows because I don't want to use a 3rd party app unless it's completely necessary...

    I've got Truecrypt installed already so can I use this?
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       23 Oct 2016 #12

    NiceAndShy said: View Post
    Woah, really??? I didn't know this was the case. How can I secure my files by using something built into Windows because I don't want to use a 3rd party app unless it's completely necessary...

    I've got Truecrypt installed already so can I use this?
    Trecrypt is out of date - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt. I would remove it since it is no longer supported.

    You could use the built-in Bitlocker for which you need Windows 10 Pro. Personally, I don't keep any really sensitive data left installed on my PC. This is kept on a separate drive stored securely or printed and saved as hard copy securely.
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  3.    23 Oct 2016 #13

    It depends on the price you are willing to pay for assurance. I would suggest buying a NAS box. With some NAS's you can attach something like flash drives to them which act as further backups which you can then take offsite if you wish. Perhaps store that in a bank deposit box.
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  4.    23 Oct 2016 #14

    Steve C said: View Post
    Trecrypt is out of date - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt. I would remove it since it is no longer supported.

    You could use the built-in Bitlocker for which you need Windows 10 Pro. Personally, I don't keep any really sensitive data left installed on my PC. This is kept on a separate drive stored securely or printed and saved as hard copy securely.
    I know that Truecrypt is no longer supported, but I've been using it for so long now that I really trust it.

    I've only used Bitlocker a few times and it seems good enough for me. I like Truecrypt because it's been around for so long so I trust it and it's cross-platform as well...
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       23 Oct 2016 #15

    NiceAndShy said: View Post
    I know that Truecrypt is no longer supported, but I've been using it for so long now that I really trust it.

    I've only used Bitlocker a few times and it seems good enough for me. I like Truecrypt because it's been around for so long so I trust it and it's cross-platform as well...
    You keep saying in this and other posts that you don't want to use 3rd party programs, yet you are using Truecrypt (a 3rd party program) to process sensitive data. I don't understand your logic.
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  6.    25 Oct 2016 #16

    Steve C said: View Post
    You keep saying in this and other posts that you don't want to use 3rd party programs, yet you are using Truecrypt (a 3rd party program) to process sensitive data. I don't understand your logic.
    You're correct. I don't want to use 3rd party apps unless I really need to. Truecrypt seemed like a 3rd party app that I really needed to use.

    That's all I meant.
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       26 Oct 2016 #17

    NiceAndShy said: View Post
    You're correct. I don't want to use 3rd party apps unless I really need to. Truecrypt seemed like a 3rd party app that I really needed to use.

    That's all I meant.
    Actually your post prompted me to try the built-in Bitlocker function to encrypt a USB drive containing sensitive data. It was easy to use and worked fine so I can recommend Bitlocker.
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  8.    28 Oct 2016 #18

    ıf you would like to be in safe , follow below steps

    do not visit if you dont know any URL
    do not install any exe file ,if you do not know
    do not accept any file from someone .
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       28 Oct 2016 #19

    fyi, truecrypt is continuing with VeraCrypt VeraCrypt - Home
    either VeraCrypt or Microsoft BitLocker are good otption
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  10.    28 Oct 2016 #20

    D4ni3l said: View Post
    fyi, truecrypt is continuing with VeraCrypt VeraCrypt - Home
    either VeraCrypt or Microsoft BitLocker are good otption
    Is that the official website of VeraCrypt? How can I check if it's a genuine website?
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