USB Manager

USB Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.01
  • Total Downloads:
    21,074
  • Date Added:
    August 19, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    67
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Makesoft's USB Manager is a great idea, a utility that prevents various devices from connecting to your computer via USB ports. It doesn't disable the ports but their drivers. Attached devices show up in Devices & Printers but show trouble icons. USB Manager can disable storage devices like thumbdrives and removable disk drives as well as printers, scanners, and audio devices. The program offers optional password protection, a Hide mode, and configurable hot keys. If you have to leave your PC running at home or at work and want to prevent unauthorized access to your printer, scanner, or (worse) your files via a USB drive, USB Manager can disable those devices, or any device that might be plugged in without your knowledge.

USB Manager is freeware. Like many free apps, its installer tried to get us to install a variety of toolbars and other freeware we didn't want, but declining the options didn't stop our download. USB Manager's system tray icon serves as the central control point when it's active, but there's also a simple main window that has four icons for disabling or enabling each class of device: Storage Device, Printer, Scanner, and Audio, which are also the main controls on the tray menu. We could also access the program's Options from this menu, including password settings and mode options, such as the ability to hide the program from unauthorized users. USB Manager's password protection doesn't affect the driver-disabling feature; it merely restricts access to the program.

While USB Manager worked well in a 32-bit installation, we had some trouble with a 64-bit edition of Windows 7. It successfully disabled the drivers needed to access a USB thumbdrive and a laser printer, with and without a password. However, we couldn't get it to reactivate the drivers no matter what we tried, including a reboot, running the Windows troubleshooter, and reinstalling the driver. Uninstalling USB Manager restored our devices and ports to normal operation, so whatever the issue was, USB Manager was part of it. USB Manager is free, so it's certainly worth trying it on your system, if you like the concept.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Very good free software."

    November 19, 2012   |   By maximus_style

    Version: USB Manager 1.96

    Pros

    Easy to use and manage USB on PC's.

    Cons

    None whatsoever.

    Summary

    Very good free software. Very easy ti use and manage USB on PC's. Install on our PC's in office and now only I can connect USB devices. Very good.)

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains Adware and Virus"

    June 26, 2012   |   By GlueR

    Version: USB Manager 1.94

    Pros

    None whatsoever.

    Cons

    Contains Adware and Virus

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.01
    Version 2.01 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Makesoft
    Publisher web site http://imakesoft.ru
    Release Date August 11, 2014
    Date Added August 19, 2014
    Version 2.01
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Corporate Security Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.34MB
    File Name USB_Manager2.01.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 21,074
    Downloads Last Week 67
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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