USB Write Protect
Removable storage devices have become a common method of transferring data, thus a suitable means for a malicious applications to spread. However, there are various programs out there such as USB Write Protect which promise to secure both your computer and data from accidents or threats.
Easy deployment and simple interface
The application deploys almost instantly on your computer, with no installation required. Launching it brings up a simple interface that fits all available features under intuitive icons, accompanied by a short and helpful description.
There are three major operations that can be performed in order to put its potential to good use. Once a USB storage device is connected, the application automatically detects it and you are free to proceed.
Make the device read-only
In order to prevent accidental deletion or even malicious intentions, you can enable the WSB Device Write Protection, which speaks for itself. The activation status is clearly displayed in intuitive colors and is available for all operations.
Prevent unauthorized access and management
A second security measure is locking down the device in order to prevent others from accessing and handling important or classified data. In addition, programs that autorun once the device is connected can be blocked so that no potentially unwanted program is installed to mess with your system.
Good but far from being a pro
The application is not flawless in terms of design and can use a little more work. For instance, each operation you put in motion requires you to remove and re-attach the device in order for changes to take effect. Moreover, if multiple devices are connected you cannot choose to which restrictions should be applied.
Enhanced security with a password
In addition, you are given the possibility to further enhance protection by having a password set, required in order to later on be able to launch the application. In case you find it difficult to get acquainted with available features, hitting the “Help' button clears things out with further explanation for each operation.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that USB Write Protect lives up to expectations and manages to provide security for removable storage devices. It's not the best of its kind, with some room for improvement, but it can come in handy and is definitely worth a try.