USB Block

You don't need this app

Let's make this clear right off the bat. You don't need this app. Yes, USB drives can be infected but it's not going to be a big issue for most users. Plus, many antivirus apps already offer protection against infected media.  View full description

PROS

  • It works

CONS

  • Singularly focused app
  • Expensive
  • Unlikely you'll need it

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Let's make this clear right off the bat. You don't need this app. Yes, USB drives can be infected but it's not going to be a big issue for most users. Plus, many antivirus apps already offer protection against infected media. 

A singularly focused app

The biggest problem with USB Block is its singular focus on preventing infections via detachable media. While there are threats of infection from infected drives, it's highly unlikely that most consumers will come across these drives. 

The more likely scenario is for users to get infected from a malicious download from the web. Since attacks using USB drives requires something to be physically present, it doesn't cast as wide of a net as distributing viruses and malware over the web. 

For the same price, you can pay for a subscription to an antivirus application like Avast or Bitdefender, which protects you againsts viruses and malware from all different sources, not just removable media. 

Easy to use

USB Blocker is easy to use because it only does one thing. By default, it blocks all removable media until you enter a master password. This can get annoying if you have a lot of removable media. No data can be transferred without this password. 

The app also offers a "stealth" mode, which hides any trace of USB Blocker from your system so attackers won't know you're running it. 

USB Block also provides detailed logs so you know exactly who's doing what on your computer. The usefulness of this feature depends on how advanced of a user you are.

Buy a good antivirus instead

If you're in a position where you're exposed to potentially infected USB drives all the time, USB Blocker may be helpful for you. However, most users won't need this app and advanced users experimenting with infected drives will likely be running sandboxing software. If you're a normal user looking for computer protection, you're better off buying an antivirus product instead.

USB Block is an easy to use data leak prevention software that prevents your data from being leaked out to USB drives, external drives, CDs, DVDs and other such storage devices. It blocks all such types of storage devices from accessing your data and in this way it prevents illegal copying, duplication, stealing and leakage of your data. It works by prompting for a password every time an unauthorized USB drive, external drive, CD, DVD, floppy disk or any such storage device tries to access your computer. Access to such devices will only be allowed if a valid password is entered. The program can also block network computers and non-system drives.

There is no other software available at the moment that provides security with such minimum effort. The automatic and customized protection that this software offers is far superior than its competitors. USB Block can function in stealth mode that is its another distinct feature that makes it undetectable and strengthen its security. The best thing about this program is that it does not only blocks the USB flash drives, but, all the other portable drives such as; CDs, DVDs or external drives.

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USB Block 1.6.2