Computer Security & Viruses/file enryp


do you know if bitlocker suppose to be running all the time in task manager?

I don't know but I do believe it must be if an encrypted drive is also mounted.  

I'd like to mention an an alternative to it, which is True Crypt.  I wouldn't recommend bit locker to anyone because its AES algorithm isn't in the public domain.  Improper implementation of an encryption algorithm is not an uncommon cause for an otherwise-effective encryption algorithm to become vulnerable.

The fact that Microsoft's implementation is only 128-bit is enough reason to reconsider its use.  I'm not suggesting that you don't use it though.  The fact that its already integrated into Windows (or into a Microsoft network) may make the effective use of an alternative, not such a good idea.  

I've noted that Wikipedia has interesting information about it.

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