How to Enable or Disable Write Access On USB Ports in Windows

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Malware has found a new way to transmit itself: USB sticks (also called Flash drives).

Having run across a few computer users lately who've been infected via USB using publicly available computers, I thought it would be good to know how to disable access to a USB Flash drive.
On a larger scale, employees of corporations and organizations can move data in and out of company computers using USB sticks. Sensitive data or not, it seems like a good idea to keep any data safe, especially when using other computers, public or not so public.

As always, it's a good idea to back up your registry before you make any modifications to your system. Just in case. :)

Follow the directions in the article to disable access to USB ports, or, if you need to enable access so you can add or delete files from your USB stick, directions are there for that too.
 

Enable or Disable Write Access on USB Ports - Prevent Copying Files

 

Enjoy,
Rhiannon

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