Truecrypt: Is this a safe site to use?

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Bonecrusher123

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Hi everyone, I've got a copy of the Truecrypt installer for my Mac, but I need the Windows installer for my Windows 8 PC. I heard about how there was a version of Truecrypt on the web that came with a malicious backdoor.

I just wanted to know if anyone could confirm if this was a completely safe place to get Truecrypt from. Is there any way I can check if this is a safe file?

Link: https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm

Please, help me!
 

DaveBurnett

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Run it through a virus checker and Malwarebytes?? or similar malware checker.
But make sure you get that checker from a safe site (preferably its home site).
 

Bonecrusher123

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Triple6 was kind enough to PM me and mention Veracrypt. My question is this: Which Truecrypt Windows installer is the safest for me to use to open a Truecrypt container?
 

Phantom010

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I scanned the .exe for Windows. Those downloads are all perfectly safe.
 

Bonecrusher123

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I scanned the .exe for Windows. Those downloads are all perfectly safe.
Thanks a lot, but where did you download the Truecrypt Windows installer from and which version did you download? I just want to know so that I know I'm using the same Truecrypt Windows installer you scanned!
 

Bonecrusher123

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Thanks!

I just wanted to know which encryption/security system users are now using since Truecrypt died...? What should I try?
 

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Still using TrueCrypt as there is no problem with it. BitLocker is another option but depending on your need you may need a BIOS/System password if you are intending to use it for whole drive encryption and to prevent unauthorized system access, you also need Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows 8/10 Pro to get BitLocker.
 
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