Introduction

Beginner's Tutorial

System Encryption

 Supported Systems

 Hidden Operating System

 Rescue Disk

Plausible Deniability

 Hidden Volume

  Protection of Hidden Vol.

  Security Requirements

 Hidden Operating System

Parallelization

Pipelining

Hardware Acceleration

Encryption Algorithms

 AES

 Serpent

 Twofish

 Cascades

Hash Algorithms

 RIPEMD-160

 SHA-512

 Whirlpool

Technical Details

 Notation

 Encryption Scheme

 Modes of Operation

 Header Key Derivation

 Random Number Gen.

 Keyfiles

 Volume Format Spec.

 Standards Compliance

 Source Code

TrueCrypt Volume

 Creating New Volumes

 Favorite Volumes

 System Favorite Volumes

Main Program Window

 Program Menu

 Mounting Volumes

Supported Systems

Portable Mode

Keyfiles

Tokens & Smart Cards

Language Packs

Hot Keys

Security Model

Security Requirements

 Data Leaks

  Paging File

  Hibernation File

  Memory Dump Files

 Unencrypted Data in RAM

 Physical Security

 Malware

 Multi-User Environment

 Authenticity and Integrity

 New Passwords & Keyfiles

 Password/Keyfile Change

 Trim Operation

 Wear-Leveling

 Reallocated Sectors

 Defragmenting

 Journaling File Systems

 Volume Clones

 Additional Requirements

Command Line Usage

Backing Up Securely

Miscellaneous

 Use Without Admin Rights

 Sharing over Network

 Background Task

 Removable Medium Vol.

 TrueCrypt System Files

 Removing Encryption

 Uninstalling TrueCrypt

 Digital Signatures

Troubleshooting

Incompatibilities

Issues and Limitations

License

Future Development

Acknowledgements

Version History

References

   

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TrueCrypt Background Task

When the main TrueCrypt window is closed, the TrueCrypt Background Task takes care of the following tasks/functions:

1) Hot keys
2) Auto-dismount (e.g., upon logoff, inadvertent host device removal, time-out, etc.)
3) Auto-mount of favorite volumes
4) Notifications (e.g., when damage to hidden volume is prevented)
5) Tray icon

WARNING: If neither the TrueCrypt Background Task nor TrueCrypt is running, the above-mentioned tasks/functions are disabled.

The TrueCrypt Background Task is actually the TrueCrypt.exe application, which continues running in the background after you close the main TrueCrypt window. Whether it is running or not can be determined by looking at the system tray area. If you can see the TrueCrypt icon there, then the TrueCrypt Background Task is running. You can click the icon to open the main TrueCrypt window. Right-click on the icon opens a popup menu with various TrueCrypt-related functions.

You can shut down the Background Task at any time by right-clicking the TrueCrypt tray icon and selecting Exit. If you need to disable the TrueCrypt Background Task completely and permanently, select Settings -> Preferences and uncheck the option Enabled in the TrueCrypt Background Task area of the Preferences dialog window.




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