BitLocker encrypts the page file (swap file), and even encrypts crash-dump
files and hibernation files (things often overlooked). Only the boot files
and portions of metadata are in clear text, none of which provide any
Because BitLocker was designed in conjunction with Vista, these special
files are handled seamlessly, allowing all the OS functionality you would
expect... securely without requiring special workarounds.
When BitLocker is enabled, it encrypts the volume carefully to ensure that
no data is left unencrypted, and to ensure that if the computer crashes in
the middle of conversion of the volume, it is recoverable.
As I've never installed CompuSec, I can't give you a comparison, but why not
try both out and see which meets your needs better?
Things to consider when comparing products, for example, is if you use a
user-remembered password for boot authentication, how easy is it to crack?
When using TPM+PIN, then the TPM hardware helps mitigate brute-force
attacks, making an easily remembered PIN harder to crack than many password
solutions. The TPM also detects tampering of pre-boot files.
Jamie Hunter [MS]
"lvjobhunt" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Does bitlocker ecrypt the swap file? Is there anything on a bitlocker
> that can be recovered?
> How does this compare to freeware like compusec.