I always shudder when someone offers to copy something onto my computer using his USB stick. Well, unless I’m using Linux at the time. If that doesn’t sound dirty enough, imagine what do print shops computers go through all day. You never know when a little digital bugger will jump from that thing and infect your precious system. Time to raise the shield.
Download…. USB Disk Security
USB Disk Security (USB D.S.) enables specific security options within Windows in a very accessible way. Not only that but also does some scanning on the side.
As far as data sticks go, USB D.S. scans the memory as soon as you connect it. Scanning can also be performed manually. Detected threats are quarantined upon deletion and encrypted so that they can’t make heads or tails of themselves.
By the USB Vaccine fix, your computer will no longer autorun USB connected devices, which can be a minor inconvenient but in return you get to examine them at your leisure before engaging in unprotected data transfers.
As a measure for data theft, USB D.S. can enable two password protected features. USB Access Control inhibits the copying of anything to USB drives. USB Drive Control restricts Windows from accessing connected USB drives.
- Malware scan
- USB drive locking
- Some System Tools features
- Gives easy access to uncommon security features
- Scanning interface feels incomplete
Highly recommended for public computers or PC’s that often examine foreign USB drives. It is easy to install and lightweight.