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    Is Windows' pagefile a security risk?


    Is Windows' pagefile a security risk?

    By Fred Langa

    Lots of scraps of data get stored in the pagefile, so does it make sense to wipe the file at shutdown?
    It can take a long time to wipe a large pagefile, delaying shutdown by full minutes in some cases.

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    Last edited by Kathleen Atkins; 2012-06-13 at 13:25.

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