Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 2:04 AM (in response to skanner21)
What Mac do you have and what version of OS X?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 6:03 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Macbook white of 2005 or 2006. Max os X 10.4.11
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to skanner21)
It may do slightly, depending on how much RAM you have. Hopefully you have maxed it out.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to Klaus1)
Ok tx . Can you just tell me what is a filevault exactly coz im not even sure ? LoL
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to skanner21)
It is for encrypting your files and system:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Ok but what is the precise goal of this filevault ? Encrypting to protect from what ? An hacking ? The computer robbery ?
I mean this encryption makes impossible for bad intentioned person to do what exactly ?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to skanner21)
It's meant to encrypt your home folder mainly in order to protect what sensitive data you may have there (hacking, data stealing malware, backdoor or Trojan, or from anyone with physical access to your computer.) It has gotten better in recent OS versions--Mountain Lion--but I wouldn't touch it in anything earlier. It's known for creating huge problems. It deservedly got the nickname "vilefault."
Much better to put your sensitive data, whatever it may be, in a password protected, encrypted disk image. Be sure never to lose the password and keep a backup copy or two in case one gets corrupted. Be sure not to allow Keychain to remember the password, or that defeats its whole purpose.
And make sure you have a backup/clone of your entire Mac on an external hard drive. You can use Carbon Copy Cloner, my preferred, or SuperDuper for this.