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Drive Encryption

What is Drive Encryption?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP ProtectTools uses the best way possible to protect the information on your hard drive—full volume encryption using proven McAfee technology. HP ProtectTools is a suite of security tools that lets you manage security for your entire fleet of business laptops and desktops from one central point. Thanks to its modular ...  Read more


Drive Encryption is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is HpFkCrypt.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 64.96 MB (68,112,969 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 64% of users of Drive Encryption come from the United States, it is also popular in Norway and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.safeboot-hp.com
Help link: support.safeboot-hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{77ECDC11-EC6B-4027-AD94-60E839F256FB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 64.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Drive Encryption

Program executable:HpFkCrypt.exe
Name:HP ProtectTools
Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe
Additional files:
  • SbHpAuthenticator.dll (by McAfee) - Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools (Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools Plugin)
  • SbHpFve.dll (by McAfee)
  • SbHpInst.dll - Installation Helper
  • SbUILib.dll - McAfee Endpoint Encryption (McAfee Endpoint Encryption User Interface Library)
  • HpFkCrypt.exe - HP ProtectTools (Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools Service)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HpFkCrypt.exe runs as a service named 'Drive Encryption Service' (HpFkCryptService) "Provides encryption services for Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools".

How do I remove Drive Encryption?

Quickly and completely remove Drive Encryption from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Drive Encryption from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Drive Encryption, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Drive Encryption.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 13%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows XP 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  Norway 18.18%
  Finland 9.09%
  Sweden 9.09%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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