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Editors' Review

by   / January 06, 2009

It's simple enough for the novice to use, but there's nothing simplistic about this system utility's hard-disk password protection.

The program's clean, easy-to-use interface holds basic command buttons across the top of the window and displays your PC's disk partitions. A wizard and extensive Help file ensure that you're on the right path to protection. The first easy step is selecting the kind of protection--boot or partition--and choosing the disk to protect. In addition to a 30-day trial period, the program has a restriction that prevents you from creating your own password. But no matter, we applied the default password, and the program worked perfectly, password-protecting our designated disks. At system start-up, we were asked to enter our password before our system would continue with the bootup process.

Despite the password restriction, we got a good taste of this program's capabilities. Novice and experienced users alike will feel safer using Disk Password Protection.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.15.178

  • Added a possibility to manage boot protection in UEFI systems.
  • Added a possibility to protect the process of booting from disks with GPT partition tables.
  • Added a possibility to protect volumes on disks with GPT partition tables.
  • Added the support of disks with 4096-byte sectors (Advanced Format).
  • Added the support of dynamic disks with GPT partition tables.
  • Added the support of Windows 8 and newer versions.
  • The core of the program has been completely reworked. Boot and volume protection algorithms have been improved.
  • The interface of the program has been redesigned (made similar to that of Cryptic Disk, a tool for transparent encryption of containers and disks).
  • Added a possibility to automatically check for updates.
  • Fixed a problem with large disk support.
  • Fixed a problem with boot and system disk detection.
  • Windows 9x and Windows NT/2000 operating systems are no longer supported. The oldest supported operating system is Windows XP SP3.
  • The SDK is no longer distributed.
  • The ATA protection control module is no longer supported.
  • The trial version is no longer limited to 30 days.
  • Multiple other minor improvements and fixes.

General

Publisher Exlade
Publisher web site http://www.exlade.com/
Release Date August 20, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 5.0.15.178

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 8.93MB
File Name diskpp_setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 19,808
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.95
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