Guide to Remove the Virtual CD (Password Manager) Tool from your Freecom ToughDrive USB HDD Freecom decided when to make these ToughDrives to include a password feature, which while good for some people, is totally annoying for everyone else. Every time you plug the device in, it installs itself as a CD Rom drive and attempts to auto-install a password manager, which if your not using is a total joke. It also puts itself in your startup and runs on your PC even if your not using the drive. So if you plug it into a friends computer, they now have the Freecom Password Manager starting with Windows for no reason. This tool to remove it is available from Freecom, but they wont hand it out unless you ring there regional support, which makes no sense as to why they are incapable of putting this on there website. Luckily, I am sharing it out now for anyone who wishes to use it. There are two tools, version 1.08 and version 1.21. You will need to refer to the following guide to see which version you will need: Now you know which version you need, the download links for them: Download Password Software Removal Tool 1.08 Download Password Software Removal Tool 1.21 Note: You must run these as an Administrator, If you are using UAC on Windows Vista or 7, you will need to right click and run as Administration. Then follow the guide and press Update, your device will then have the Virtual CD Removed. If you have previously ran the Password tool, or if you currently have a password set, please read the appendix before continuing! Appendix: A) If you have previously ran the Password Tool (even to just see what it is) it will have installed itself in your system, take the following steps to remove it: B) If you have a password set for the current hard drive, you must remove it before running this tool as your data won't be accessible anymore!