Disk Password Protection: a comprehensive suite of hard-drive protection/access restriction tools. Protect your disk/partitions with a password, ban all reading/writing activity, limit launch of specified files to authorized personnel only. Disk Password Protection 5.0 offers users the option to choose what kind of protection they need. First is the Boot Protection. When chosen, any unauthorized person will not be able to boot a computer without entering the correct password. The program also offers Partition Protection. Any person can chose to have one or several partitions where all confidential information is stored. When protection is activated, the partition will be invisible to the operating system and the disk space taken up by sensitive data will appear as free disk space. The Low-Level Protection option allows users to blocks all attempts to read/write to/from the protected disk. The drive itself will appear as if it were just manufactured and is not formatted to perform any operations. This protection works only for ATA-compatible disks and must be activated in MS-DOS.
What is new in this release:
- 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.