Dead Laptop

My primary laptop is dead. Well, not actually dead, but useless at this point. I had installed laptop encryption software, and everything seemed to be fine, but then it started blue-screening on startup. Hey, I guess that’s one way to secure laptop contents! The Adobe IT folks are looking at it for me, but for now I am behind on mail and blogging and more, bummer! I am just thankful that this did not happen a week earlier (as I’ve been on the road relying on that box for months now).

12 responses to “Dead Laptop”

  1. snuffleupagus Avatar

    Laptop encryption software? Huh, never heard of it…someone’s a secret keeper.

  2. al Avatar

    What is the name of the laptop encryption software?

  3. Stacy Young Avatar
    Stacy Young

    Take a look at Steganos Safe. Won’t encrypt EVERYTHING but allows you to create encrypted drives which you can then map to from applications. i.e. outlook pst files, photos, my documents etc
    It’s inexpensive too.

  4. Erki Esken Avatar
    Erki Esken

    There’s also free TrueCrypt (

  5. Doug Hughes Avatar
    Doug Hughes

    Maybe this is a result of bad karma from deleting those e-mail verifications???

  6. feniki Avatar

    How does that even work?

  7. Clint Avatar

    In english pal so the rest of can understand. ENGLISH, englesio, englay.

  8. Michele Avatar

    That’s the trouble with using just any encryption software. When you use an encryption program, you have to be absolutely sure that it’s user friendly and that it works. I’ve been using Digital Vault by and it’s a life saver, plus they have a portable vault that you can use on USB drives, which is really helpful since I seem to lose mine all the time. If you’re not sure how encryption software works, the site does a really good job of explaining it. <a href=""></a>

  9. Your Mom Avatar
    Your Mom

    Digital Vault works, it’s dependable.

  10. sunwater Avatar

    I think that I’ll have to take a look at this StompSoft software. I glanced at their web site briefly and I was impressed. I think that as soon as I’ve got the money I am definitely going to by the Digital Vault software. It seems to be able to do everything that I need it too. I’m glad that I stumbled upon this blog or else I probably would have not heard of it.

  11. Bob Avatar

    Stompsoft is a joke, for a company that is selling privacy they stamp your name into the software (Portable Vault). There is no reason they can’t give out a unique alpanumeric username if they want to keep track of their software. And if you want to email them lots of luck, unless you are trying to purchase a product I challenge you to find an email address to vent your complaints. The only security this company is concerned about is their own.

  12. Emma Ahlberg Avatar
    Emma Ahlberg

    You get what you pay for on encryption I am afraid. I went for something called Alertsec Xpress, which claim to use the market leading software – havn’t had any problems at all … so far 🙂

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