What is PGPdisk?

PGPdisk.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if PGPdisk.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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PGPdisk.sys file information

The process known as PGPdisk Driver for Windows NT or PGPdisk NT/Win2k driver or PGPdisk NT/Win2k-Treiber

belongs to software PGP or PGPdisk for Windows or PGP Desktop

by PGP ( or Network Associates Technology ( or Network Associates (

Description: PGPdisk.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PGPdisk.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 171,424 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 108,548 bytes, 173,664 bytes, 169,120 bytes or 245,816 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with PGPdisk.sys, you might want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > PGP Desktop).

Recommended: Identify PGPdisk.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as PGPdisk.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the PGPdisk.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Part of PGP application that lets you set ut secure virtual drives (disks)
  JH Vikjord  

Summary: Average user rating of PGPdisk.sys: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks PGPdisk.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PGPdisk issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PGPdisk. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the PGPdisk.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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