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Block And Unblock Use Of USB Sticks In Windows

USB sticks are one of the main causes for virus infection in a computer system and they works as a medium for spreading virus/malware from one system to another. Therefore, it is very important to control the use of USB sticks on computers, no matter how good your antivirus and firewall are.

The best method to control the use of infected USB drives is to block the computer USB port. It not only helps you prevent infection from viruses but it also helps you prevent theft of sensitive personal data from your computer. Windows USB Blocker is a simple tool designed to switch on and off USB port on computers.

What is great with this tool is that it blocks only USB Storage devices like USB Sticks or Portable Disks, normal USB devices like wireless keyboard/mouse plugs, Bluetooth/wireless/internet dongles will continue to work without any problem.

Windows USB Blocker is a freeware tool and no installation required. With just one click you can instantly Block or Unblock USB on your system. Also, dependencies like JAVA or .NET components aren’t required to run the tool.

Windows USB Blocker works well on Windows XP through Windows 8 and can be downloaded from source here.


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