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A script to stress test PGP Bootguard sync-bgfs

Created: 13 Apr 2011 • Updated: 17 Dec 2012 | 4 comments
Glen Dayton's picture
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This script is used to verify write protections on the PGPWDE01 file in Windows 7. 

 

 

To use the script create an arbitrary C:\pgpwdeinvalid file by your favorite
means, such as copying the pgpwde01 file from another system or 

 echo "Hello World" > c:\pgpwdeinvalid

Then run the script

 stress.bat 

The script will produce a file stress.log with the results of the test.

With read protection disabled the script should produce

 

Starting 
Test 0: SUCCESS 
Test 1:  
Test 1: Running "--disk 0 --sync-bgfs" 
Test 1: SUCCESS 
Test 2:  
Test 2: Running "--disk 0 --file-info -i c:\pgpwde01" 
Test 2: SUCCESS 
 
....
Tests: 1000 Success Checks: 1000 Failed Checks: 0 

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Julian_M's picture

hi

what does sync-bgfs does?

thanks

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patriot3w's picture

where is the script? thanks.

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PGP_Ben's picture

@patriot3w

The first comment on the thread by Glen Dayton describes the process of creating the script. You have to manually create it on your machine.

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PGP_Ben's picture

Sync BGFS is a process in windows basically that is used to make sure that the PGPWDE files don't get modified or tampered with such as changing the permissions on the file or moving the file around on the disk. This helps to prevent problems with the MBR not loading (blinking cursor) or a problem accessing the encrypted disk.

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