Block Your USB Ports for System Security

If you own a computer or a laptop and you allow others to access it, you must have been regretting that. In the present date, individuals feel obligatory to keep a USB Flash Drive with them. Some would even prefer it to their own ID, and others, they preserve these devices in multi numbers, just as if they could use these as their personal memory alternative. It does not end here. Their flash drives are always in search of an open USB port, and when found, these drives try to suck the blood out of a PC until they have no free space left.

Prior to proceeding this piece for the solution, let be advised to first Scan and Fix your system’s concealed disorders which most probably is eliciting the inconsistencies:

No doubt, this tiny invention has resolved many issues, in terms of storage. Its portability, compact size, and rapidly increasing aptitude have made it as an essential of today’s life. However, apart of its affirmative nature of usage, it is felt exasperating at certain occasions. The use of such external storage portable devices has also increased the threat to our PCs and laptops. These are more likely to inherit security threats from the infected systems, and carry this infection with their selves. At such a stage, these are no different from a Dengue, carrying a fatal virus, in search of a fresh uninfected PC.

Like many others, you must have also been a victim of such hi-tech pest. And like many others, you could not refute your friends to use you PC. So get relaxed and read this text carefully to find out a secondary solution to it. You can simply turn off your USB ports to be used for any flash drives. This can be done through a simple registry tweak.

To start with, do as stated.

  • Press Windows key on your key board to view Start menu
  • Type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter to open Registry Editor
  • Navigate the key USBStor in the left most pane of Registry Editor, via following path
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/USBStor
  • Now in the right pane, locate the value Start with the Value Data as 3
  • Double click the value to Modify
  • Change the Value Data to 4
  • Click Ok and Exit Registry Editor
  • Reboot your computer

On a restart, your computer would not intake any connections through USB ports. You can now enjoy being safe from the USB bugs. However, if in case you need to unblock you USB ports and open them for a connection, you can easily reverse this action by repeating the first six steps from above and Changing the Value Data back to 3.

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