USB Flash Drives Control

Program Overview

USB Flash Drives Control is a freeware program that runs in system tray, next to the system clock, and provides access to control the way in which the USB removable drives are used on your computer. These options are available through the right click context menu on the system tray icon of the program.

It also displays the connected drives. Use left click context menu to view the list of connected drives and explore the content of them.

USB Flash Drives Control contains two parts, a GUI interface which is used for configuration and a Windows service which ensures that the program options are applied to all user accounts from the local computer:

Read Mode - By disabling this option, USB removable drives will not be mounted and will not be accessible to the user. The reading of data from USB removable drives will not be available.
Write Mode - By disabling this option, write access will be denied on all USB removable drives used on the current computer. All USB removable drives become read-only and copying data on them is not possible.
Execute Mode - By disabling this option, execute access will be denied for all executable files on all USB removable drives used on the current computer, for all user accounts. This ensures a plus of security to the system against dangerous and malicious software, like worms, backdoors or password stealers. This setting is not available in Windows Vista.

All the above options are not applied to the existing connected drives. Connected drives must be first removed and then reconnected in order to make these options apply to them.

Program Features

√ Intuitive and easy accessible user interface in the system tray.
√ Enable or disable USB removable drives with just a mouse click.
√ Deny write access on all USB removable drives used on the computer.
√ Deny execute access to all executable files from all USB removable drives.
√ Display free space and total space for the mounted USB removable drives.
√ Display the number of mounted USB removable drives.
√ Explore the contents of the USB removable drives easily.

System Requirements

Microsoft .NET Framework 4
√ Compatible with all x86 and x64 versions of Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista.

Current version

Version: 4.0.0.0
Date: 14.10.2014
File size: 140 KB
MD5: 8165b9d52a79aefbc609253fa9404812

Tips & tricks

Press on the About menu item to switch the colour of the text that appears as an overlay text over the system tray area icon when USB removable drives are connected. White and black colours are available. This improves the readability depending on the colour of the taskbar.