(Frequently Asked Questions)
What is Disklock?
DiskLock is a software that crypts and decrypts, in
real time, the entire content of your PC including ALL
Is its presence visible?
Disklock is completely invisible and transparent for
Can Disklock interfere with the normal using of the
Absolutely not! In fact, Disklock works in the same
level of the Operative Systemso it is 99,99% compatible
with the most installed softwares.
Can Disklock leave some trace of its presence in the
There is NO trace of the DiskLock's activity on your
How can be installed?
Disklock requires a one-time only installation: the
first time. It is installed via a floppy disk and for
its continues working after the installation it doesn't
require any other upgrade or new installation.
What is its more important feature?
Disklock keeps unavailable to unauthorized people the
ENTIRE content of our PC.
In few and sinple words what is it?
Disklock is, substatially, an informatic burglar alarm.
Who absolutely needs to install DiskLock?
Disklock is absolutely indispensable to anyone who wants
the higher protection of his own privacy, it gives the
strongest security against the theft or the unauthorized
access of the data of a PC.
What should be the user that takes more advantage from
We suggest the use of DiskLock to all the professional
offices wich work and treat sensible or ultrasensible
data of their customers, and also the banks, the commercials
entities, the societies or the associations, and so
Who finds or steals a personal computer or a laptop
PC that is protected by DiskLock, can read any data
stored in it?
Absolutely not! They can only format that pc and re-install
an Operative System.
And if he is a hacker and use "brute force attacks"?
Without knowing the password that activates the DiskLock
decryptation NO-ONE can decrypt those data! Neither
with a brute force attack!! There's no hacker that can
Will DiskLock crypts all my Operative System?
Yes, it crypts the ENTIRE content of your hard disk,
including your Operative System!
To install DiskLock should I completely re-install my
Operative System and the programs I had previously installed?
No, DiskLock installs itself OVER the current Operative
System and it doesn't interfere with your pre-existing
Using DiskLock may I loose some function of my Operative
The DMA support cannot be used under Win98/ME and the
"Hibernate" function will no-longer works
Can I install DOS softwares on a partition protected
Yes, of course.
Can I use partitioning system like Partition Magic or
drive imaging tools like Norton's Ghost or DriveImage
on a pc where is installed DiskLock?
No, you cannot use them. DiskLock crypts the entire
partition and partitioning systems cannot be able to
understand the DiskLock architecture. In fact, they
will recognise a hard drive protected by DiskLock as
if it was damaged or unrecognisable FAT system. of course
the FAT will not be really damaged at all, but it is
completely crypted and that keeps it unreadable by these
type of softwares.
Can I use my Windows reprise disk if I will need to
repare my Operative System in the future?
Before to use a Windows reprise disk on a hard disk
protected by DiskLock, you MUST do a decrypting operation
before! DiskLock has an own emergency system called
Emergency Disk that lets you, when a vital zone of DiskLock
is damaged, to restart your Operative System.
Does DiskLock crypt the entire hard disk partitioned
in more part or only one partition?
DiskLock crypts only the boot partition, where is usually
installed the Operative System.
Does DiskLock works with RAID hardware? And RAID software?
We have never tested DiskLock on a RAID system, so we
prefer to expressly say that RAID systems are NOT supported
at this moment.
What is the performance-loss in a system protected by
Mostly the users will not advice any performance-loss,
anyway it can be measured at around the 5-30%. But these
values depend on the different systems where DiskLock
will be installed.