USB Safeguard Free 7.4

A simple, yet powerful software solution that enables you to protect data stored on removable storage devices by having it encrypted and password protected
Using a removable storage device as a means of transferring important documents is common nowadays. However, it is best to consider a solution to keep data safe from unauthorized access. USB Safeguard Free is a program with a pretty self-explanatory name - it allows you to protect your USB flash drive with a password. It can be easily used, even by inexperienced individuals.

Lightweight and easy to deploy

This type of software application is particularly useful when you want to protect sensitive data stored on your USB against unauthorized users.

This is a portable tool, so there is no installation package available. It means that you have to save USB Safeguard Free on the removable pen drive, store it to any computer, and directly run its executable file.

The device on which you store the application needs to be NTFS for it to properly run. This is not an issue because the application asks you whether or not you want to format under the specific type before use.

Use a password to protect content

Therefore, the Windows Registry is not updated with new entries and no leftover files can be found on the drive after program removal.

Upon the first initialization of USB Safeguard Free, you are required to set the USB password (using the AES 256-bit encryption method) that you will use every time you need to access your files. In addition, you can make the app show the typed password, instead of displaying asterisk keys.

Gets the job done flawlessly

Unfortunately, USB Safeguard Free does not give you the possibility of changing the password. Furthermore, the free version of the tool works only with pen drives with a size of maximum 2GB. It requires a low amount of system resources and didn't cause us any problems during our testing, such as freezing, crashing or popping up error dialogs.

To end with

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that USB Safeguard Free is one of the easiest solutions to keeping personal or confidential documents completely safe. Moreover, it runs on the Flash drive of your choice so no installation is required, making it extremely easy to use.

Reviewed by , last updated on August 8th, 2014


file size:
535 KB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
USB Safeguard, Soft.
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Security \ Lockdown

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What's New in version 5.0
  • Option to lock the drive when start the screensaver
  • Option to lock the drive when shuts down the pc
  • Option to lock the drive with a keyboard hotkey
  • Password stored with SHA1 hash digest
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Application description

The program has a very useful feature that enables you to enter your phone and email in case you lose the pen drive.US...

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