Encrypt Page File

Posted On 2008-09-18 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Swap File Encryption Paranoid
Tags: Security Tip Vista
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Hereís a tip for those who like to keep their Windows Vista computer super-secure. You can encrypt your pagefile so that data canít be easlily extracted from it.

To set Windows Vista to encrypt your pagefile, by running the following command (You can run commands by pressing the Windows Key + R):

fsutil behavior set encryptpagingfile 1

Doing this will make your system function slower as it has to constanty encrypt and decrypt the pagefile. If you find this setting doesnít work out, you can disable encryption of the pagefile with this command:

fsutil behavior set encryptpagingfile 0

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