USB Guardian

USB Guardian

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    8,222
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    932.16KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"I take back what I said, it's still relevant."

July 05, 2011  |  By spainach

 |  Version: USB Guardian 1.9

Pros

Fast, similar to comodo's default-deny, very efficient against some malware, better, i believe than panda usb vaccine.

Cons

It can't block the files if there is no autorun, making no difference if you had USB Vaccine. Help file wasn't really that helpful. Interface a bit misleading sometimes. Or maybe that's just me.

Summary

It's still relevant. Apparently, there are viruses that can still make an autorun despite the usb being vaccinated. I encountered one in a university library. Thus, this software is perfect for cleaning them. However, it cannot block the files if there is no autorun. But this can be compensated by the safely open feature. It makes nearly no difference to Panda USB Vaccine in the sense that it doesn't run the autorun.inf file. No autorun, no viruses launched automatically, which is really the principle of USB Vaccine. I recommend this app to anyone and everyone.

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3 stars

"It makes use of the autorun file to detect viruses"

May 25, 2010  |  By spainach

 |  Version: USB Guardian 1.3

Pros

It's very light, easy to install and configure, no impact on startup, and its unique method turns what should have been the threat to an advantage.

Cons

The thing that gave it its advantage is its weakness

Summary

USB Guardian has been one of my favorites. Sadly though, many more people are discovering Panda USB Vaccine and other software that makes use of the same method that is replacing the autorun file with a dummy, undeletable autorun.inf. This, I believe, would render this software useless as its method is by stopping the autorun.inf and using the info in it to detect which programs to look out for. If the original autorun is removed, this would prevent USB Guardian from detecting and warning the user which programs to avoid. It's a good software, but no longer as effective.

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1 stars

"fake fake fake"

May 11, 2010  |  By neo_star

 |  Version: USB Guardian 1.3

Pros

none that i could find

Cons

it did absolutely nothing....i inserted a pen drive in my system, it jst opened the folder...no scanning...no blockin autorun on pen drive...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.7.0
Improved security management algorithm. New features added.
General
Publisher USB Guardian
Publisher web site http://www.usb-guardian.com
Release Date August 20, 2014
Date Added October 02, 2014
Version 3.7.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 932.16KB
File Name usb-guardian-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,222
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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