How to remove PGPdesktopwatcher from HD
I am running PGP WDE 10.1.1.10 on my MacBookPro 3,1 with OS X 10.6.6.
I was unable to boot after using Update Software to 10.6.7, and then unable to restore using TM from my TC. The so-called Genius told me my HD was failing and needed to be replaced, but I knew he was wrong (because this had also happened after I updated to 10.6.6.) So I wiped my HD and did a clean reinstall of Snow Leopard from the install disk. Now everything is fine except I'm afraid to encrypt the disk quite yet. But every time I reboot, a alert window pops up "Encrypting the System Disk" and offers only one option: "OK". I can drag and hide the window but it is annoying; there is no close option.
So I hunted around and found that in my startup folder is a file called "PGPdesktopwatcher" which I think launches as soon as I boot up. I am wondering if I can just delete this file without corrupting my boot file. Without that pesky startup app, I can choose to encrypt when I want to and not be forced to do so.
Meanwhile, to protect myslef from this happening again, I bought a Seagate GoFlex 1 TB ultra-portable HD with FireWire which I plan to use to clone my MBP 500 GB HD so that in the event that PGP and a future update causes yet another boot problem, I can just boot up using my FireWire-mounted Seagate external drive. The plan is to also set it as my TM back up drive so I can use either method (unless that sounds crazy). I also plan to create a PGP boot disk CD as well and keep it with me when I am traveling.