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Windows 7: Truecrpyt alternative that is effective?

10 Jun 2010   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Truecrpyt alternative that is effective?

Can you recommend an alternative to TrueCrypt that is easy to use and will protect my notebook @ start-up? p.s. It does not need to be Military quality, just enough to thwart my coworkers.


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10 Jun 2010   #2
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Can you recommend an alternative to TrueCrypt that is easy to use and will protect my notebook @ start-up? p.s. It does not need to be Military quality, just enough to thwart my coworkers.
Well, there is McAfee Endpoint, but you are going to pay a penny for it.

I don't know if Bitlocker has a preboot feature in it or not.
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10 Jun 2010   #3
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by motc7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Can you recommend an alternative to TrueCrypt that is easy to use and will protect my notebook @ start-up? p.s. It does not need to be Military quality, just enough to thwart my coworkers.
Well, there is McAfee Endpoint, but you are going to pay a penny for it.

I don't know if Bitlocker has a preboot feature in it or not.
Shalom, thanks for that. I was thinking something along the lines of free, if possible. I do not think I can use Bitlocker with Home Premium
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10 Jun 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello RoloDman, welcome to Seven Forums!



You are correct, it has to be Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise to use BitLocker / AppLocker; below is an SKU chart.
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Truecrpyt alternative that is effective?-capture11.jpg


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10 Jun 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What exactly do you want to do? If you want to deny access to your coworkers to a drive or particular folders, you can just edit permissions in the properties of the drive or folders.
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10 Jun 2010   #6
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
What exactly do you want to do? If you want to deny access to your coworkers to a drive or particular folders, you can just edit permissions in the properties of the drive or folders.
This solved my issue, thank you.
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10 Jun 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again RoloDman, we're glad you found a solution that works for you; thanks for the update.
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