Sometimes, if you are sharing your PC or laptop with someone, that you often needs to block the USB in your system so that no one except you can use it. For security reason or some other reasons you may need to do so. This is completely acceptable and for this reason, we are going to discuss a utility which may prove to be very useful in above mentioned scenarios. Although, there are some hardware devices available in the market which can act as an USB blocker and may prevent your system from any unauthorized access. But, rather than using any hardware device or components, you may use this free software in order to block USB ports. It will allow you to block it as well as to unlock it immediately, if you want to do that.
This tool is really useful especially for cybercafé owner, or the lab operators where the PC is connected to a public network and they don’t want anyone to just a pen-drive or a USB drive into the system.
NetWrix’s USB Blocker is basically a small, easy to use, useful and a freely available utility which not only offers to block USB’s on your PC’s, but also offers to block removable media in network, which prevents the system from getting infected through virus and malware. This also shows you that who has plugged in any removable device in his computer from the network, and you may easily detect the system and the user.
Although, it can be downloaded from the link given below but it requires some time to install as it doesn’t integrate as efficiently into Windows environment as other similar tools. So, we can say that normal users may have difficulty in handling this tool. Saying this, it means that home users may need to take help of user guide but you can manage to get it installed as it is not that much complex and it is error-free. As we said it is freely available which supports around 50 managed computers and thus provides a complete technical support for the administrator in the network. Although it can also be used as individual or as already mentioned in an organization as well. So, just download it and try it out as it would cost you nothing and also we may say that it is one of the best tool for your requirements to block USBs and CDs, on your system or on a network.