Windows XP Clear Page file on Shutdown

Some third-party programs can temporarily store unencrypted (plain-text) passwords or other sensitive information in memory. Because of the Windows virtual memory architecture, this information can be present in the paging file.Although clearing the paging file is not a suitable substitute for physical security of a computer, you might want to do this to increase the security of data on a computer while Windows is not running.

Just follow the Steps

  1. Click Start

  2. Select Settings

  3. Go to Control panel

  4. In Control Panel, Double Click Administrative tools,

  5. Select local security policy.

  6. In local Security Policy,Select local policies Then Security options.

  7. Then In Right Pane, Navigate For option for "Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile" Double Click to open It

  8. Select Enable and ok