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VeraCrypt 1.24 Update 7


ProsCons

Encrypt whole volumes on the fly

Fully detailed user guides and forum support

Not for beginners

Can be very slow to use

Whats New (version 1.24 Update 7)

- Fix wrong results in benchmark of encryption algorithms when RAM encryption is enable

- Fix issue when RAM encryption used, AES selected and AES-NI not supported by CPU that caused the free space of newly created volumes not filled with random data even if "quick format" is not selected

- Fix UI for blocking TRIM in system encryption not working in MBR boot mode

- Support password drag-n-drop from external applications (e.g. KeePass) to password UI fields which is more secure than using clipboard

- Implements compatibility with Windows 10 Modern Standby and Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. This makes detection of entring power saving mode more reliable

- Avoid displaying waiting dialog when /silent specified for "VeraCrypt Format" during creating of file container using /create switch and a filesystem other than FAT

- Use native Windows format program to perform formatting of volume since it is more reliable and only fallback to FormatEx function from fmifs.dll in case of issue

- Don't use API for Processor Groups support if there is only 1 CPU group in the system. This can fix slowness issue observed on some PCs with AMD CPUs

- Don't allow to encrypt the system drive if it is already encrypted by BitLocker

- Implement detection of Hibernate and Fast Startup and disable them if RAM encryption is activated

- Warn about Fast Startup if it is enabled during VeraCrypt installation/upgrade, when starting system encryption or when creating a volume, and propose to disable it

- Add UI options to control the behavior of automatic bootloader fixing when System Encryption used

- Don't allow a directory path to be entered for the file container to be created in Format wizard

- Don't try to use fix for CVE-2019-19501 if Windows Shell has been modified or is not running since there is no reliable way to fix it in such non standard configuation

- MBR bootloader: fix incorrect compressed data size passed to decompressor in boot sector

- Add warning message when typed password reaches maximum length during the system encryption wizard

- Fix wrong error message when UTF-8 encoding of entered password exceeds the maximum supported length

- Fix crash when using portable 32-bit "VeraCrypt Format.exe" to create hidden volume on a 64-bit machine where VeraCrypt is already installed

- Update libzip to latest version 1.7.3

- Update translations


Full Details
GENERAL
App NameVeraCrypt
PublisherIDRIX EURL
Publisher web sitehttp://www.idrix.fr/Root/mos/Frontpage/Itemid,1/
Release DateJuly 09, 2017
UPDATE
Last Update On2020/08/09
Version1.24 Update 7
File NameVeraCrypt-Setup-1.21.exe
File Size28.25MB
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Main OSWindows
Compatible WithWindows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
CATEGORY
CategorySecurity Software
SubcategoryPrivacy Software
DOWNLOAD INFORMATION
Total Downloads18303
Downloads Last 7 Days26
PRICE And Limits
PriceFree
License ModelFree
LimitationsNot available

VeraCrypt is free disk encryption software and is based on TrueCrypt. VeraCrypt picks up from where TrueCrypt left and it adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.This enhanced security adds some delay only to the opening of encrypted partitions without any performance impact to the application use phase. This is acceptable to the legitimate owner but it makes it harder for an attacker to gain access to the encrypted data.VeraCrypt also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt. It can load TrueCrypt volume and it offers the possibility to convert TC containers and non-system partitions to the app format.
Highlights

  • Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.
  • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if
  • Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
  • the drive was not encrypted.
  • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors.
  • Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password: Hidden volume (steganography) and hidden operating system.
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as a USB flash drive or hard drive.
  • Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).
While VeraCrypt is very capable indeed, it is not aimed at casual users. You will need a good understanding of computers to install and use the program. Still, in the right hands, this is great for free.
This enhanced security adds some delay ONLY to the opening of encrypted partitions without any performance impact on the application use phase. This is acceptable to the legitimate owner but it makes it much harder for an attacker to gain access to the encrypted data. The app can mount TrueCrypt volumes. It also can convert them to Vera Crypt format.