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    PGP encrypted disk - need to run bootable anti-virus?!

    I've got a machine which is whole disk encrypted with PGP. It's got one of those malware jobbies on it that prevent you from doing anything once the OS loads, so I need to use a bootable AV disk. The problem is, none of the AVs I've tried can deal with the disk encryption, they all fail to mount the drive, as you'd expect.

    I've got the encryption password, but no idea how to get around this problem..! Any ideas?

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    Ben

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    Can you not suspend the encryption on a temp basis to allow you to use a bootable media to run the av scans without the drive being encrypted ?

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    PGP provide bootable CD's for decryption.

    Make sure you get the right version for the version used to encrypt the disk.

    Obviously you will need the decryption password. (depending on if this is being managed by a PGP server or not depends on where you need to go to get the password).

    From previous experience don't expect the decryption process to be quick

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    Right, managed to trick the the Malware by inserting a couple of USB devices while it logged in, this allowed me to attempt a shut down using Ctrl + Alt + Del (which shut the Malware down) and gave me access to the desktop.

    Thanks for the help guys!

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