USB-AV Offers You Complete Malware Security For USB Flash Drives

In the course of a day, many of us attach several USB flash drives to our computers. Even though almost every computer has an antivirus solution installed on it nowadays, there is still a chance that attaching a random USB drive containing a virus that the antivirus is not be able to detect yet will result in an infected computer. Also, some of us who practice safe downloading habits and choose not to keep a full antivirus software running in the background are also subject to catching viruses from USB flash drivers of our friends that we may connect to the computer for transferring some files. Many of these viruses don’t even require you to access the drive, and can spread through the system as soon as the auto run feature kicks in. USB-AV is an application for Windows that allows you to keep a check on all the connected USB drives and scan them for malware as soon as you plug them in. Read More

Disconnect USB Devices Without Using Safely Remove Hardware Option [Tip]

When you started using your first USB flash drive, someone must have told you to always use the “Safely Remove Hardware” option before pulling out of your computer. Earlier operating systems did have this requirement in order to avoid corruption of your flash memory. However, the operating systems have evolved with time, and the “Safely Remove Hardware” option is now there as more of a formality. Until and unless you pull the USB flash drive out during data transfer, there is really no harm in disconnecting it out without using the aforementioned remove dialog box. The modern Windows operating system even allows you to enable quick removal of USB devices. In this article, we will show you how to enable it. Read More

USB Disk Manager: Control Level Of Access & Viruses For Flash Drives

Plugging in random USB flash drives into our computers is one of the primary sources of viruses and spamware. What happens is that when a USB is inserted into an infected computer, the virus automatically transfers itself into the target machine. When you plug the same USB flash drive into another computer, the virus gets transferred to the new PC and infects it. If you own a computer at a public place, for instance a library or a café, it is bound to get infected again and again because of a lot of different flash drives being connected to transfer data. You can use an antivirus, but as new viruses get created everyday, there is a chance that some of them will not be detected by the antivirus. Alternatively, you can use USB Disk Manager, a portable application for Windows that allows you to choose the level of access you give to USB flash drives. Read on to find out more about USB Disk Manager. Read More

Use Your iPad As A Mass Storage Device With USB Flash Drive

An iPad comes with a lot of storage space, and if you can’t really think of enough songs to fill up 32GB, then you have to admit, it can be pretty useful being able to use an iPad as a mass storage device. USB Flash Drive is an app which will let you do just that. Using the app, you can carry any file in iPad, no matter which extension type it belongs to. Read More

USBFlashSpeed – Test USB Flash Drive Read & Write Speed With Graph Plotting

It can be quite difficult to determine the optimum read & write speed of your flash drive. While sometimes the transfer rate may appear to be as much as 25MB, at other instances it doesn’t seem to give that high read and write speed. In such a case, it can be worth checking out the optimum potential of your USB drive, in order to determine whether the data read/write rate is being affected due to other factors such as a PC running many backend processes or not. USBFlashSpeed is a portable benchmarking application which tests your USB’s read write rate at different data sizes. The test includes calculating the USB’s read and write level from e.g. 15MB to 1KB of data. During the test, read & write data is continuously plotted on the graph to check  read and write speed of the USB at numerous data transfer levels. Read More

[Hack] Turn Your Windows Phone 7 Device Into A USB Drive

With every passing day, the hacking and development community for almost any device, platform or technology seems to be getting smarter. We have been witnessing the same for iOS, for Android, for gaming consoles, and now, it’s merely two weeks since Windows Phone 7 came to be, and already the hacker community is high on its toes trying to unleash the true potential of Microsoft’s newest mobile phone OS. Among these tricks and hacks comes the one to connect your WP7 device with your PC as a USB flash drive. Read More

Lock Folders And Disable USB Port For Flash Drive With BuduLock

Data security is a big concern if you use a shared or public computer. Putting password and locking folders containing important data is a solution. Though there are enormous tools which provide such facility, yet we can't stop reviewing some new tool which we come across.  BuduLock is a simple tool which enables you to lock  folders smartly. It also lets you disable USB port for flash drive to prevent access. Read More

Copy Data From PC To USB Or External Hard Drive Silently

USB Grabber is an open source utility that can grab data from a PC to a USB drive without any permissions being asked or notifications being raised. This tool is more like a data grabber rather than a backup tool, since it runs silently in the background and grabs data as soon as the USB drive is plugged in. Read More

Protect Files On Your USB From Accidental Deletion & Modification

USB flash drives are one of the most popular data transfer media these days, and while their massive use brings great ease of use, it also puts data at the risk of loss, corruption, theft and such other hazards. However, to those who have experienced it, nothing appears more devastating and unfortunate than to have your flash drive accidentally formatted, deleted or modified, resulting in irrecoverable loss of precious data. Read More

Automatic Backup Software For USB Drive [Windows]

BackUpAnyWhere is a free, portable tool that allows easy and automated backups of USB flash drives to a predefined directory on your PC. Other than backing up the drive, the software also supports syncing the contents between the flash drive and the HDD. Once configured, the program can perform all these functions in an automated manner, without the need for user intervention. Read More

iBin – Portable Recycle Bin Can Recover Files From USB Flash Drive

iBin is a portable recycle bin for USB Flash Drives developed with AutoHotKey. The default Recycle Bin feature build into Windows is only useful for storing and recovering deleted files from the local hard disk. When you delete a file from the USB drive, it will be deleted from the device file system as well and is never stored in the default Windows recycle bin. Which means recovering the lost files will be much more difficult (although it is still possible). Read More

FlashRecall – Don’t Forget Plugged In USB Flash Drive

Did you ever forget the USB flash drive behind while leaving the computer in hurry? Since I use the laptop this hasn’t occurred to me yet but I have seen many corporate users in such situations. Once you plug-in the USB Drive, finish your work and leave, there are high chances that you will forget to unplug the USB and take it back home. Read More

How To Encrypt Your Data Easily

Everyone has some private data that they don’t want other to see. It may be a document consisting of all your login passwords, your bank account information that you want to keep out of  your family or some stalker’s sight. In case you are wondering how to encrypt the files/folders/entire hard drive and keep it safe from prying eyes, here is an easy method.

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