A handy anti-virus tool
The purpose of the program is fairly simple, as it places an icon in System Tray and monitors USB ports for new plugged in devices.
Designed to run all the time, USB automatically renames the Autorun.inf file of any connected removable drive, just to make sure no infection that usually spreads with the help of USB devices manages to reach your computer.
Plus, the Autorun.inf file thus becomes visible to the system and the other security solutions that may be installed, including antivirus products, and allows them to perform a scan easier.
The System Tray icon allows you to check the local drives for Autorun.inf files, but also disable autorun for all system drives, while a different settings menu lets you enable messages the Tray icon, select command file and run it on removable device connection.
As said, USB is supposed to run all the time, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it slows down the system and hampers performance. It runs on low resources and works okay on all Windows workstations, becoming a great tool for both older and newer machines.
Overall, USB does what it says, but most today's antivirus and security products are already performing this task, while ensuring a high level of protection for each USB port. On the other hand, USB is very easy to use and provides a limited number of configuration options that makes it appropriate for all types of users, be they beginners or more experienced.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on March 14th, 2012
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What's New in This Release:
- Now user can select between launch and rename of autorun.inf file, when removable-device is attached.
- Ability to select "autorunned" program for disk-mounting event from program menu.
- Added ability to open config file from program menu
- The errors appearing on unsuccessful start of the external program are corrected
Application descriptionUSB is a handy program designed to prevent autorun viruses computer infections. The program is loaded into the system ...