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smoothnobody

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all the examples on how this protects you talks about if somebody gets their hands on your device. but lets say i catch a nasty virus, and somebody is able to remotely snoop through my machine or tries to transfer files, will they only see encrypted files? basically wondering if bitlocker protects data from viruses or just from somebody else physically having the device.
 

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    windows 11
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    3800X
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    X570 aorus xtreme
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    16gb 3800 / CL14
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    3080 TI
    Hard Drives
    980 pro
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    1000w titanium
The Encrypting File System (EFS) on Microsoft Windows is a feature introduced on NTFS that provides filesystem-level encryption.

BitLocker is a logical volume encryption system in order to prevent most offline physical attacks.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
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    Erica6
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    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
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    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
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    3840 x 2160
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    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
all the examples on how this protects you talks about if somebody gets their hands on your device. but lets say i catch a nasty virus, and somebody is able to remotely snoop through my machine or tries to transfer files, will they only see encrypted files? basically wondering if bitlocker protects data from viruses or just from somebody else physically having the device.
When you boot your machine, the key is supplied and the drive is decrypted for use. Therefore, if the OS is running and somebody is able to gain control and snoop through your files, everything they are going to see is unencrypted.

Basically, if you lose your laptop, and they are able to guess your password to logon, they are going to have all of your data. If they cannot guess your password and they pull out your hard drive and stick it into another machine to get to your data, it's going to be encrypted with bitlocker.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
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    Intel Iris Plus 655
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    Intel SST
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    Asus ProArt PA278QV
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    2560x1440
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    512GB NVMe
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    NA
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    NA
    Cooling
    NA
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    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
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    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
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