Flash Drive Protector

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A lightweight but extremely powerful utility that fills up space on your Flash drive to keep malicious software out and your files safe

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With removable storage devices equipped with more and more space and application available in portable versions, you can easily work from virtually any machine you connect your USB Flash drive to. It's important to keep these files secured, with specialized applications such as Flash Drive Protect being a suitable candidate for this task.

Lightweight and easy o use

The application comes in an incredibly light package that does not require any installation process. In order to be properly used you need make a copy of it on the target removable storage device and run it from there.

A compact and intuitive interface is all there is to the application in terms of visuals. Two buttons, to lock and unlock shouldn't be difficult to get acquainted with, especially because of helpful text being displayed when hovering the mouse over them.

Gets the job done in a jiffy

The main function is to virtually fill up the whole content of the drive so that potentially harmful applications such as the common Autorun.inf don't end up without your permission and corrupt data.

The best method of doing so is making sure your drive's file system is NTFS, because running the process on FAT32 can take a considerable amount of time, depending on the space you need to fill. Luckily, if this is the case, the application asks whether or not to perform a file system conversion so the job is done faster. Not to worry, because the conversion does not affect the integrity of your disk or files.

Makes sure your drive stays protected

Take caution and go through the help file for important notice, because you need to run the process two times consecutively in order to fill up the whole space, because doing so only once results in an increased chance of leaving a few MB free, which is just enough for perpetrators to get on board.

Triggering the reverse is done at the press of a button, with the chance to miss it if you blink. What's more, even tested out in rough conditions, like removing the application while the disk is full or formatting it, keeps you drive in good shape, making the application trustworthy.

A few last words

To sum it up, after thorough testing with various scenarios, Flash Drive Protector fully lives up to expectations. The process is done in the blink of an eye even with large volumes, especially with the helpful suggestion to convert file systems for more efficiency. If your day to day activities have to do with removable storage devices, you might also want to give this little utility a try.

Flash Drive Protector was reviewed by Mircea Dragomir
Last updated on November 28th, 2014
Flash Drive Protector - The main window of Flash Drive Protector enables you to select the action to perform.

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