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Windows 7: Can Bitlocker Act as a Anti-virus?

13 Sep 2009   #1
wildbilly

WINDOWS 7 64-bit Ultimte
 
 
Can Bitlocker Act as a Anti-virus?

Just curious......do you nees an AV program if your drives are bitlocked?


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13 Sep 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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I'd like to know that as well.
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13 Sep 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Here's more info about Bitlocker:
BitLocker Drive Encryption Overview

If your data is that sensitive, then it's certainly one way to go!
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13 Sep 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Your most secure is bitlocker to encrypt and av to prevent trojans, and other nasties.

You decide what your data is worth

Ken
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13 Sep 2009   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildbilly View Post
Just curious......do you nees an AV program if your drives are bitlocked?
YES! Bitlocker has nothing to do with virus protection.

Bitlocker encrypts your selected drive, preventing unauthorized entry only when it's locked. But to use the drive, you have to unlock it to be able to read / copy / save / modify your files. It acts unlocked as any normal drive. When it's unlocked and you save a file containing a virus, also the virus is saved.

Bitlocker can not control what you are doing when the drive is unlocked, it doesn't regognise contaminated files. It really has nothing to do with AV protection.

Kari
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13 Sep 2009   #6
wildbilly

WINDOWS 7 64-bit Ultimte
 
 

Thank you!
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