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    Windows BitLocker Alternatives

    Windows BitLocker is described as 'BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers' and is a Disk Encryption Tool in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows BitLocker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows BitLocker are TrueCrypt (Free, Open Source), LUKS (Free, Open Source), AES Crypt (Free, Open Source) and File Lock PEA (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021
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    BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats...
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    1. VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .
      VeraCrypt vs Windows BitLocker opinions
      Almost everyone thinks VeraCrypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
      Bricolas Available for free on any Windows version (Windows Home or Family)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      yuriykaz BitLocker is great, but it is a part of the Windows Pro and above, so for Home users VeraCrypt is a super great option + it works on Mac and Linux. Easy to use!
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      Windows and Linux platform :)
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    2. [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

      Discontinued

      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and CipherShed. "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."

      TrueCrypt vs Windows BitLocker opinions
      Most users think TrueCrypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
      Extremely reliable under any condition even on Win XP SP2
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      True Crypt Is Awesome, until now in 2018
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Does not support a centralised/managed deployment administration.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    3. LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provides secure management of multiple user passwords.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      • iPhone
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      AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
      Most users think AES Crypt is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
    4. Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.
      Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.


    5. Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then send it however you normally would — but this time with added security. It’s free for both Mac and Windows.
    6. DiskCryptor is a free and open-source utility that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.
      DiskCryptor vs Windows BitLocker opinions
      Almost everyone thinks DiskCryptor is a great alternative to Windows BitLocker.
      The only open source full boot disk encryption alternative, simple and clean implementation, supports booting from network PXE image
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    7. AxCrypt is a simple file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with your workflow to encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with files.
      Axcrypt vs Windows BitLocker opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Axcrypt is still a legitimate alternative to Windows BitLocker, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      BlauDev BitLocker: Full disk / partition encryption. Axcrypt: Single file encryption.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      BitLocker: Full disk / partition encryption. Axcrypt: Single file encryption.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      • Linux
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      Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring.
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      • Linux
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      EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. You can find links to source and binary releases below.

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      The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS#General_Security_Concerns

      The actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm

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