VeraCrypt v1.21 Updated

billon on 10 Jul 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by abc

VeraCrypt is volume encryption software that functions like an attached drive, making it possible to actively work with data like any other drive until the volume is dismounted. The program supports favorites, hot keys, hardware acceleration, and auto-mount options. Includes a variety of available tools for added security including keyfiles, security tokens, hidden volumes, auto-dismount, cascaded encryption and cached password management.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, VeraCrypt Portable is also available.

VeraCrypt is based on the inactive TrueCrypt, attempting to solve some of the program's documented weaknesses. The program can open and convert TrueCrypt volumes.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_VERACRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. When prompted to install, select the Extract option and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch VeraCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running VeraCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Portable Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
What's new? See:
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Release Notes.html

7 comments on VeraCrypt  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

MoisheP 2015-07-26 20:07

Why is the actual executable not available for security inspection? The executable must be run to extract the archive (it cannot be extracted directly from the distributed file).

v1.0f-2

webfork 2015-07-27 01:24

MoisheP: Could you provide some detail on what you mean in forums?

v1.0f-2

MoisheP 2015-07-27 17:56

As shown above, "Download the installer and launch", this is not a portable application, but an application hidden inside an encrypted installer. Most installers can be accessed readily as an archive using 7-Zip, PeaZip or other application, and the contents can then be extracted and sent to Virustotal without executing any code in the installer. That is not the case with VeraCrypt, since one must execute the installer to unzip the application.

This does not mean that the application or installer is untrustworthy, but it does mean one can't examine the internal files until the installer runs. More openness would be appreciated.

v1.0f-2

smaragdus 2015-09-11 00:49

The latest stable version of VeraCrypt is 1.13- http://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt/files/

v1.0f-2

Checker 2015-09-11 16:07

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v1.13

Shadeclan 2017-05-31 16:41

CodePlex, the repository of Veracrypt, has been shut down and Veracrypt can now be found here: https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html

v1.19

Mixture 2017-07-11 17:29

Version 1.21 still does not install on my Windows 10 system. I had the same problem with the 1.20 version of VeraCrypt.

v1.21

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