USB Safely Remove
As the name suggests, USB Safely Remove provides a secure environment for removing USB flash disks from the computer unit without causing any damage in the process. It packs a nifty set of features that surpass the default options provided by Windows.
Once installed, USB Safely Remove creates an icon in the system tray area and automatically detects pen drives already connected to the PC.
Hovering the mouse cursor over this icon reveals device names and occupied space. You can deactivate all of them or detect new hardware changes, as well as bring up a window to view all devices, including hidden ones.
It is possible to browse a device's location in Explorer straight from this menu, display selected ones in the tray icon dialog, as well as open the native "Safely Remove Hardware" screen.
Editing device properties can be done via the context menu on a selected item. You can change the device name and image, assign a hotkey for calling the stop menu for it, as well as enable or disable autorun.
As far as program options are concerned, you can set USB Safely Remove to automatically run at system startup, alter the interface language, customize the layout and skin, reconfigure global keys and notification settings, and others.
The application has an excellent response time and smoothly integrates into the operating system, without causing it to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation. To conclude, USB Safely Remove bring forth powerful features for ensuring pen drive security when unplugging them from the computer.