USB Flash Security

USB Flash Security

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    67,905
  • Date Added:
    January 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    8.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    173
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Lost or stolen mobile devices are a growing data security threat, yet there's no need to panic over sensitive data falling into the wrong hands if it's protected. That's where USB Flash Security from Kashu System Design comes in. It's a free USB security utility for mobile devices.

USB Flash Security's compact, tabbed interface displays all installed disk drives on your PC, but the software will only install on those drives with USB access. It's a keep-it-simple layout: there's a display window, file menus for Operations and Help, Exit and Update buttons, and the Install command bar, but that's it. We inserted a USB flash drive, and USB Flash Security immediately identified it. Selecting the drive for installing the software called up a password creation wizard that has an interesting option to set your password hint to display when you hover the cursor. We installed the software, removed the drive, reinserted it, and copied some files to it, calling up the password entry dialog. We entered the password and gained access to the USB drive's volume, transferred the files, ejected the drive, and reinserted it again. Clicking the drive displayed the USB Flash Security executable, which we then clicked to recall the password entry dialog. We entered the password and gained access to the data. We like the fact that the password entry field doesn't automatically appear when you try to access the drive since there's no reason to help thieves figure things out.

Kashu is a Japanese developer that is entering the global software market, and its documentation is written in somewhat fractured English that occasionally takes some figuring out. However, the Help file is not only clear and concise but helpful as well. All told, USB Flash Security is an easy-to-use tool that offers effective password protection for mobile data devices.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"NOT Freeware"

January 08, 2014  |  By Malkere

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 4.1.6

Pros

Great program for the 15-day trial. When you plug in the protected USB into any computer you have to insert a password or all you see is a drive with no free space. I tried it on XP and Win7 boxes no probs. Unplugging it resets it everytime. Perfect.

Cons

Was gearing up to make it mandatory at my office, then the 15-day trial ran out and I could no longer install it on anything.

Summary

Would be great if it was free, but it's not. And their pricing plan made absolutely no sense to me.

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1 stars

"4G limit is pretty useles these days"

September 07, 2013  |  By MDR845

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 4.1.6

Pros

Never got to install it

Cons

Would not install on my 8GB or larger drives

Summary

Very few people are still using 4GB drives. waste of time

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2 stars

"Dated software!"

August 05, 2013  |  By AvidReaderCanada

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 4.1.6

Pros

Looks like great software from the review.

Cons

As ugolaprofonda indicates, the review doesn't mention the 4GB drive limit. Very unprofessional and a waste of time for those with larger flash drives.

Summary

Waste of my time.

Updated on Aug 5, 2013

According to the developers website, this is shareware {Software can be used free for 15 days from installing security to PC.}, not freeware as indicated by the review. Licenses are one-time only and cost: up to 4GB is $4.99, up to 8GB is $19.99, up to 16GB is $39.99 and up to 2TB is $49.99. That's hardly what *I* would call "free".

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1 stars

"will never know"

September 05, 2012  |  By ugolaprofonda

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 4.1.5

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

Free version limited to 4GB USB. To point that out in the review/description would have saved to waste my time

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5 stars

"Very Good Software: Exactly what I was looking for."

August 06, 2012  |  By SophiWaterheart

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 4.1.5

Pros

It's a great software, easy to use and reliable. Also protects the entire USB drive, unlike other programs (took a lot of searches -_-). It can also be used anywhere without software installed (I think, so far. I'll have to try it at school to find out. I'm sure it can be used though!)

Cons

Free is only able to install on one USB and can only be used on 4GB or less. (good thing I usually use that, lol). It can also be easily deleted by accident....

Summary

Great Software; I really like it and it's what I have been looking for since SanDisk's secureaccess is not really as great and Kingston doesn't have an autorun password encrypt (i installed in on the Kingston :p)

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5 stars

"Excellent program"

October 29, 2011  |  By avalderr

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 4.1.1

Pros

Easy to use and reliable

Cons

None so far

Summary

I have use it four or five times. Very good!

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4 stars

"works pretty good"

August 15, 2011  |  By aduplain1

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 4.0.1

Pros

password protects, free, uses barley any space

Cons

your capable of deleting the usbenter.exe file which means you can lose your protected files forever

Summary

should have a recovery application incase someone decides they cant break in so they decide to delete it all together

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2 stars

"One USB only, max 4 GB, then it works."

November 30, 2010  |  By stigbjarne

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 3.3.0

Pros

It actually works, IF the memory stick isn't larger than 4 gigs, AND on only one memory stick! Easy to use, way above most of other free password tools. Steps: Install on computer. Insert USB. Open program. Install on USB w/password. Use it.

Cons

The size limit on 4GB and the limit to install it on only a single USB stick is of course a drag. But if you're OK with that, it's a good choice, and with pretty easy (though poor english) interface.

Summary

It does not require the computers you use it with later to have the program installed, the installation on the USB stick is a one time experience. If it stated more clearly it's limitations, I would have given it a 5 star rating, but when it doesn't even give you a clear error message if you try a larger mem stick, it's a 2 star from me.

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3 stars

"Its great for password protection of a 4gb thumb drive"

September 12, 2010  |  By yprtb

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 3.2.1

Pros

The free version I noticed does have limitations. It can only do drives 4gb or less. Paid does more. Free also only does fat file system. But that's fine for me. I have a drive that has a lot of security tools on it, and I use it..(continues in cons)

Cons

and I use it to clean infected pcs. I wanted to password protect my drive not only for security, but for against threats as well. This tool worked great.

It has terrible help, but it does not take long to figure out. The tool works fine for me.

Summary

It works great, worth trying it out. Just make SURE that the data that's on your drive is taken off (copy to desktop) before installing the tool to your drive, as it deletes everything off of it to password protect it. Once you unlock the drive with your password, simply copy your files back over to your drive.

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1 stars

"Does not work on 8Gb drive"

September 09, 2010  |  By yeladlib

 |  Version: USB Flash Security 3.2.1

Pros

None. It does not work!!!!

Cons

It does not work on 8GB drives. Try it and you are told the capacity is too large. No indication anywhere to maximum capacity.

Summary

Does not work

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.8
  • Fix the bug that security can't be installed normally in Windows8.1.
  • Change specification that security can be installed to any USB Flash Drive regardless of the capacity of the USB Flash Drive.
General
Publisher KASHU SYSTEM DESIGN
Publisher web site http://www.kashu-sd.co.jp/en/
Release Date December 25, 2013
Date Added January 15, 2014
Version 4.1.8
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.85MB
File Name usbenter.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 67,905
Downloads Last Week 173
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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