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How to Care For Your USB from Receiving Viruses

If you desire to protect your USB from getting unwanted files i.e. virus, worm, spy, trojan etc than you are at the exact place.

What I’m gonna tell you is that how to setup your registry to end a computer from saving files to your USB (It’ll block all of them)

If you contain windows XP with SP2, then you can immobilize the writing option to USB drives. This trick is very helpful if you have virus in your computer and desire to copy files from a USB Drive but don’t desire to transfer virus to the USB. Follow the given steps to disable the USB writing option:

TO TURN ON THE DEFENCE

Open notepad and copy and paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies]

“WriteProtect”=dword:00000001

Now keep the file with the extension “.reg”.

Click on the file you presently saved. In the pop-up window chose YES and then OK.

That’s it your USB is now sheltered


To TURN DEFENCE OFF:

open notepad and copy and paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies]

“WriteProtect”=dword:00000000

Now put aside the file with the extension “.reg”.

Click on the file you presently saved. In the pop-up window click YES and then OK.

That’s it your defense is now disabled.

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  1. August 25, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Wow that’s pretty cool how you can block your USB from viruses. I’ve never gotten one, but I’ve had friends who have and it just totally ruined it. Thanks for the tip 😀

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