USB Disk Security 6.4.0.200

Protect your computer from malicious software that can damage your system's integrity via USB and safely visit your favorite web pages

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.

In conclusion

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.

Reviewed by on July 29th, 2014


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last updated on:
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file size:
4 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
zbshareware International Inc
license type:
Ad-supported 
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003
category:
C: \ Security \ Security Related

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What's New in version 6.3.0.30
  • Added simplified Chinese
  • Improved the detection of USB storage when PC had false USB drive.
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Application description

The USB Disk Security application will provide protection against any malicious programs trying to attack via USB driv...

Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system

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