I think this is the right forum. I have two HDs on this computer. My C: drive is only the operating system and software. Everything else, files, folders, tax and business info, etc is kept on the D: drive. I've been looking at PGP and even downloaded the older 8.1 version freeware to play with and try to learn. I prefer it since it's considerably smaller than the new version 9, which contains a lot of stuff I don't need and would never use. Unfortunately the freeware version is very limited so I haven't been able to try encrypting an entire drive (which I would do on my other computer which also has a second drive, just in case I screwed up). Okay, question. I'm assuming that, if I can even buy PGP 8.1 these days, learn it well enough, and can lock down the entire D drive using AES 256 with a strong password, it's going to be secure from anything getting at the stuff on the drive. What if... playing the devil's advocate, some malware is there and all my scans missed it? From what I gather, encryption software keeps things out, but does it also keep things in? I've looked at CryptoSuite too and even made a container on the D drive *patting self on back,* and put several files in it. Obviously I did something wrong since the container is there but when mounted, none of the junk files I put in to test are encrypted. Or, maybe Cryptosuite depends on the password, which I think is usually the weakest link in the chain.