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So, I' about to re-install on to Windows 8.1 and ever since the TrueCrypt saga I've been on the lookout for a tool to replace it.

It needs to be free, and it needs to support full OS encryption, whilst of course maintaining the level of security that you expect from such a tool.

Any suggestions?

  • Why not just BitLocker? – wb9688 Nov 13 '16 at 11:48
  • I don't have a TPM chip. – Samuel Nicholson Dec 12 '16 at 11:47
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I see only two real good alternatives to TrueCrypt: their descendant VeraCrypt and, as another variant, GnuPG. VeraCrypt is a fork of TrueCrypt, that is still in development and it just passed an independent audit of its code. VeraCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or storage device. GnuPG is an alternative, which is used by many experienced users for their "black" needs, such as communication with sellers in black markets.

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