Hello, welcome to my first post!
Today, I would like to talk about setting up a Page File Encryption in Windows 7 and Vista. But first - what is a Page File Encryption? Why should you enable this option?
Sensitive information might be temporarily stored on your computer in the virtual memory pagefile. For this exact reason, it is a good idea to enable this setting so that the virtual memory pagefile cannot be read.
- Enabling this option might slow down the computer. This will depend on your system. Some computers handle this well, while others don't. Should you see a significant slow down in computer performance, please see "Disable Page File Encryption".
Step 1 Search > cmd.exe and run as administrator
Step 2 Type: "fsutil behavior set encryptpagingfile 1" and press enter
Step 3 Restart the computer for the encryption to become effective
- Doing this will increase the risk of losing sensitive information and getting into the wrong hands. However - the one benefit to this is that it will speed up computer performance.
- By default - the system already has this option disabled.
- Note enable is 1 and disable is 0.
Step 4 Search > cmd.exe and run as administrator
Step 5 Type "fsutil behavior set encryptpaginfile 0" and press enter
Step 6 Again, restart the computer for this to become effective
I'm new here, with this being my first article and all. I could share an endless amount of information in regards to computer security, privacy and provide general computer tweaks. However - I have so many ideas buzzing around my head. So - what does everyone on here want to see in my articles?
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