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USB Guardian Editor's Review

Gone are the days when Floppies, magnetic tapes and rewritable disks were used to transfer data. Nowadays, USB Flash Drives are used to transfer files. USB Flash Drives are faster, cheaper, easier and more convenient way to transfer data. Along with advantages, USB drives have disadvantages too. One of its biggest disadvantages is that it can get infected by a malware way too easily. USB malware generally write their own set of code which can harm victim’s computer. Fortunately, there is a nifty little program which blocks and clears suspicious looking files quickly. Is it reliable and efficient? Let’s see ahead.

USB Guardian is made to work with Windows Seven, Vista and XP only. Installing it is pretty simple but it comes with an adware packed inside it which is annoying. Apart from that, there aren’t any issues with installation and it goes smoothly.

There isn’t too much interaction of the user with this tool; hence, user interface doesn’t really matter. It comes with minimal of user interface with just one main window and one options panel. By default, it resides in system tray and it checks all USB ports of your computer regularly. Whenever a flash drive is inserted, it automatically scans for malicious files by going through autorun.inf, thus reducing risk of infection. If it is able to find any connections to malicious file, access to both file and autorun.inf is blocked. Because it does not check the files by checking each file deeply, it might not be as effective as antivirus programs.

To view suspicious files, you’d have to open application’s main interface. There you’d see some relevant options like delete, unlock and open etc. You can change the application safety features by going into configuration panel which can be accessed by right clicking the tray icon. There aren’t many options available but they are more than useful.

Positive Points:
  -  Extremely easy to use.
  -  Does not use much of your system’s resources

Negative Points:
  -  Only a limited number of options available.
  -  Not as effective as an antivirus program.

Conclusion:
USB Guardian is a free, entry level security tool which is made to keep you free from viruses propagated through use of USB flash drives. It is pretty easy to use, but there are no major tweaking options available. Furthermore, if you have antivirus program installed, it is hardly of any use. Also, it does not detect malware by scanning each and every file, so it might not be as efficient as such tools need to be. But, this tool is free of cost and doesn’t put much load on your system and therefore there is no harm in keeping it installed on your computer.

Rating: 4/5







USB Guardian Publisher's Description

USB Guardian is a special software application that prevents your computer from getting infected with nasty viruses an worms like Conficker (aka Downandup, Downadup and Kido!)

The software allows you to safely enjoy file sharing using just an USB thumb drive for copying the files . Movies, mp3s, documents and pictures can be copied from one computer to another without worrying of getting infected with worms and viruses trough USB drive.

The interface is very clean and well organized so that one can access all functions with minimum effort. You can find more details about how USB Guardian protects your PC against worms and viruses on this page.

It is possible to give a USB flash drive / USB memory stick a behaviour that is very similar to autostarting CD\'s and DVD\'s. This poses a huge security risk because you can, unintenionally run malicious software such as worms an viruses.

This is where USB Guardian comes into rescue. The application is constantly scanning the USB port for a new removable storage device and this has led to a very small resource consumption when idle (which makes up to 99.5% from it\'s time). USB Guardian is able to identify which USB flash drive is inserted and it detects potentially dangerous files on the drive.

In order to reduce the risk, first step is always to minimize and control the damages and this means isolating autorun.inf file from the removable dievice and blocking acces to it. In this state, USB Guardian considers the USB resource as locked.

Next step is to determine which additional files might pose a threat for your system and to lock them as well. This is accomplished by parsing the autorun.info file and extracting all references to executable files which might run upon inserting the USB drive.

Enjoy the full benefits of USB Guardian for FREE . Yes, That\'s right! We are releasing this software for free so you can protect your PC against any USB viruses.

Free download from Shareware Connection - USB Guardian is a special software application that prevents your computer from getting infected with nasty viruses an worms such as, Conficker, aka Downandup, Downadup and Kido!

Publisher: USB Guardian | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 4.3.0 | Size: 863 KB | Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Released Date: 06-04-2016 | Rating: 5 | Title: USB Guardian

Author Url: http://www.usb-guardian.com
Program Info Url: http://www.usb-guardian.com
Download Url: http://www.usb-guardian.com/downloads/usb-guardian-setup.exe
Screenshot Url: http://www.usb-guardian.com/images/app.png

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