USB Disk Security
Security is the most ignored important aspect of computers when it comes to home users. While there are a many users that use security suites or standalone antivirus / antispyware software, they don't add to the majority.
Claims to keep USB storage devices safe
USB Disk Security aims on providing an application that helps you defend against the potential malware traveling on USB sticks that, at some point in time, are plugged into your computer. It also keeps curious persons from getting your personal data and copy it on their USB drives.
The programs brags about making use of advanced proactive detection techniques that keep threats at bay, closing the window of opportunity left open by the traditional definition update-based antivirus software. USB Disk Security is also mentioned as working in flawless harmony with any other security solution.
A few flaws in the design
The USB Shield pops out every time a threat is being detected and allows you to delete it and also safely open your USB drive without triggering any possible virus. This is where the credibility of this software is put to the test for the first time because any modified `autorun.inf` file present on your flash drive is automatically labeled as `risky`.
This is due to the nature of the detection method which does not truly scan the contents of the `autorun.inf` file for malicious code – no matter what it contains in addition to the default string is enough for this application to recommend immediate deletion. This is one big black ball considering the fact that USB Disk Security requires a fistful of dollars.
A misleading scan procedure
You can scan your USB flash drive and apply the USB Vaccine to it by disabling the autorun feature within the USB Scan area. Once again, the application fails to detect even basic virus-infected items on the USB stick and, furthermore, it doesn't provide you with a selection menu for your inserted pen drives.
Far from being a pro of its kind
These two erroneous and totally ineffective features of the software make its aura alongside positive testimonies parish when faced with reality. At this point, you may start sense the scam and look for something else - that's the best thing to do.
If there's any consolation to you, USB Disk Security can lock your USB ports or flash drive in order to block unauthorized users from stealing data or even connect their USB sticks to your computer. The System Tools consist of utilities such as Disk Cleanup, Repair System or Autostart List utilities. The files you choose to delete within the USB Shield are encrypted and placed into the Quarantine section.
All in all, USB Disk Security is nothing but a bluff. Any piece of software featuring the same characteristics charging you for utilizing it cannot be considered trustworthy and completely useless. It only manages to provide a pretty interface that hides features lacking any real functionality.