One of the main sources computer viruses infect users’ computers is removable flash drives. If you insert an infected USB flash drive into your PC, a virus may instantly spread into your system making it vulnerable to further attacks against your computer. Such viruses tend to spread through USB drives, meaning if you insert another virus-free USB key, it will instantly get infected. To prevent that, a handy utility called USB Flash Drives Control
What is USB Flash Drives Control?
USB Flash Drives Control is a small application, residing in your PC System Tray (next to the clock), and keeping your PC secure by disabling access to USB flash drives. Depending on operating mode you set, it can either prevent executable files from running in the flash drive, or as much as completely disabling access to newly inserted USB keys. If you only need to access some files from USB flash drive, you can set Flash Drives Control to “Read Only Mode”. It will allow accessing files on the drive while preventing any writes to it. Deny Execute Mode is probably the mode you will want to set if you have Windows 7 or Windows 8. In this mode you will have access to read/write permissions, but no executables will be able to run, thus making it difficult for virus to enter your PC. Flash Drives Control utility is free to use and is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.
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