The most common removable device through which viruses spreads into Computers these days is Pen drive or USB flash drive, Windows Autorun gives the possibility for these viruses to easily enter into users Computers which is not a surprise- that’s why it is recommended to disable autorun functionality in Windows for removable drives. There are several freeware portable utilities available on internet to write protect USB drives and further prevent autorun viruses execution, meet USB Disk Manager, a freeware utility offers more than what you want to control your USB drives and protect your system from viruses in it.
Write Protect USB Drives with USB Disk Manager
You can turn on write protection for removable disks where you can restrict the applications to only read files from the pen drives. You can turn write protection off from USB Disk Manager preferences.
Deny Software execution from USB drives
You can able to prevent spread of viruses though USB disks by selecting ‘software execution Denied “option from the program window (by default Software execution is Allowed option is set) so that no application or program doesn’t run from the device.
Disable /enable USB removable disks: you can disable all your flash drives to disallow read and write on the USB removal disks, enabling this setting also prevents the transfer of files to and from the USB drive to your system.
USB Disk Manager offers read and write protection to the USB drive that is connected to the system that’s running the program, what if you want these features for USB drives when connected to systems in cybercafé or in your friend’s house, USBDM offers option to “automatically copy this application to USB disks as Autorun in its settings which you can enable and this program will be autorun on new machine.
After enabling any above of the options you may need to reconnect your pen drive or restart your System for changes to take effect.
USB Disk Manager works on Windows 7.