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easy data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messager and Microsoft
There are two passwords that can be used to encrypt/decrypt a file; the supervisor passowrd and the file-
specific password. The supervisor passwork is a “master” password that cna decrypt any file on your system;
the file-specific password will be used to encrypt files by default, or you cna choose to enter your own file-
specific password when encrypting a file.
NOTE: The password used encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it. If you lose the
password, the supervisor password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file. If you lose both
passwords, there will be no way to decrypt your encryped file! Be sure to safeguard all related
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Acer eLock Management
Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock up your removable data, optical and floppy
drives to ensure that data can’t be stolen while your notebook is unattended.
TRemovable data devices - includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives,
USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be
mounted as a file system when plugged into the system.
TOptical drive deivces - includes any kind of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives.
TFloppy disk drives - 3.5-inch disks only.
To activate Acer eLock Management, a password must be set first. Once set, you may apply lock to any of the
three kinds of devices. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain locked
after rebooting, until unlocked.
If you do not set a password, Acer eLock Management will reset back to the initial status with all locks
NOTE: If you lose your password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking
your notebook to anAcer Customer Serivce Center. Be sure to remember or write down your password.
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Acer ePerformance Management
Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer
notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance:
TMemory optimization - releases unused memory and check usage.
TDisk optimization - removes unneeded items and files.
TSpeed optimization - improves the usability and performance of your Windows XP system.
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Acer eRecovery Management
Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by
the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your
system’s HDD. User-created backups are stored on D: drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you
TRecovery of applications and drivers.
TBack up to HDD (set recovery point).
TBack up to CD/DVD.
TImage/data recovery tools:
TRecover from a hidden partition (factory defaults).
TRecover from the HDD (most recent user-defined recovery point).
TRecover from CD/DVD.
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NOTE: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery
Management’s “System backup to optical disk” feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. To
ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management,
detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD, if your computer has one), including your Acer
Acer eSettings Management
Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health
status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so
your computer runs faster, smoother and better.
Acer eSettings Management also:
TProvides a simple graphical user interface for navigating through the program effortlessly.
TDisplays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users.
TLogs when a hardware component has been removed or replaced.
TPermits you to migrate personal settings.
TKeeps a history log of all alerts that were previously issued.