Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Do-it-yourself software helps solve data dilemmas by finding “lost” computer files

Ontrack Data Recovery’s Easyrecovery™ Lite 6.0 - recovering data for only $89

MINNEAPOLIS, February 26, 2003 - Kroll Ontrack Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroll Inc. (Nasdaq: KROL) which provides electronic evidence solutions and Ontrack Data Recovery software and services, today announced an advanced version of its EasyRecovery™ “do-it-yourself” data recovery software. EasyRecovery Lite 6.0 can recover up to 25 files per recovery session for just $89, providing an inexpensive means for computer users to recover data lost due to hard drive failure, virus attack, power outage, human error, or a variety of other causes.

“The loss of mission-critical data can have staggering ramifications on businesses and home users alike, and important documents are often difficult or even impossible to recreate,” said Jim Reinert, director of worldwide Ontrack Data Recovery software and services. “Being able to recover up to 25 files, without having to pay for a full recovery, is a low-cost way for small businesses to minimize downtime, while saving the time and cost of lost productivity.”

When a suspected data loss or hard drive failure occurs, users can download EasyRecovery Lite from the Ontrack Data Recovery Web site ( Using a simple setup program, EasyRecovery operates directly from Windows or from an emergency boot diskette and does not need to be preinstalled prior to data loss. The recovery process begins within minutes of installation. EasyRecovery shows the user exactly which files are recoverable, allows the user to select files desired for recovery and copies the selected files to a safe location.

Based on Ontrack Data Recovery’s 17 years of experience performing more than 125,000 data recovery jobs, EasyRecovery Lite safely, quickly and easily recovers data that is lost, inaccessible, or deleted due to human error, virus infection, corrupt file structures and inaccessible or unbootable partitions. The software also comes with an Emergency Boot Diskette for the recovery of data from systems that cannot boot to Windows.

EasyRecovery Lite 6.0 supports Windows 95, 98, XP, Me, 2000, and NT operating systems and can recover from various types of media including IDE/ATA/EIDE hard drives, SCSI drives, floppy diskettes, Zip and Jaz removable media, and digital media (CompactFlash, SmartMedia, memory sticks). It is available in English, Italian, Spanish, French and German.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack Inc. provides electronic evidence solutions and Ontrack Data Recovery services and software to help individuals, companies, law firms and federal agencies quickly and cost-effectively recover electronic information. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the world's leading risk consulting company. Formerly known as ONTRACK Data International, Inc., Kroll Ontrack operates as Kroll's "Technology Services Group," one of five businesses dedicated to providing clients worldwide with practical, integrated solutions to mitigate risk. Kroll Ontrack can be reached online at or by calling 800-347-6105.

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