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Explained: When to Encrypt your Hard Drive, and When not to

Infopackets Reader Scott writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm thinking of turning on disk encryption for my Windows 10 computer. I've never done this before. Is there anything to be concerned about or to be aware of? " My response: This is a good question. ... The truth of the matter is that if you encrypt your entire C drive using Windows BitLocker or a third party utility, it's going to slow your system down quite a bit. The reason for this is because every single file written to the drive must be encrypted, and then decrypted when read - including your operating system files. Constantly encrypting and ... (view more)

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'Index Dat Spy', and 'Encrypt On Click'

Index Dat Spy Index Dat Spy is a powerful and easy-to-use application that exposes the contents of any index.dat file -- even if the file is currently in use by Windows. It translates a great deal of binary data (i.e. internal computer information) ... into a more human-readable form. And you don't have to be a programmer to read it either! Index.dat files have been the subject of much discussion since Microsoft has released relatively little information about them. Even after clearing your browser history, emptying your cache and deleting your cookies from Internet Explorer, there still remains ... (view more)

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