Get Alert On Shutting Down Computer If USB Pen Drive Is Plugged In

by Rohit Khurana on October 14, 2011


Sometimes while using the USB drive on your computer or laptop you may forget to remove it before you shutdown your computer.This can lead to a number of issues with your USB drive. You may also forget your USB drive with all your important data at any public place if you are using a computer at a public place. Today I have got an application for you named USB Guard which will notify you before shutting down your system and your USB drive or any external drive is still plugged in.

The application is very small and simple and does an important task to inform you about the USB drive before shutting down the system.The application doesn’t require any installation which means that you can even run it on the public computer. If you will shut down the computer and you get the notification about the USB drive that is plugged in the computer you can remove the USB drive form the computer using Safety Remove hardware option present in the system tray. After removing the USB drive successfully from the system you can use the power options present in the popup window to take the required action with the computer. The software will always be present in the system tray to monitor your USB drives. The software is designed to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.



The USB Guard is an application which after being installed will sit in the system tray. The application will open the above pop up menu on right clicking the USB Guard icon in the system tray. The pop up menu will have options like Monitor the presence of these drives, Autostart with Windows, Check for updates, Check for updates at startup, Donate, Facebook Page, About and Exit. Out of all these options Autostart with Windows and Check for updates at startup are checked by default. The Monitor the presence of these drives option has options like USB Flash Drives, F: [Flash Drive], Hard Drives(i.e External). Autostart with windows option is checked by default due to which the software will launch every time you will start you system automatically. Check for updates options will check for any updates available for the software. Check for updates at startup option will be used in case you want to update your software to automatically check for updates as your system starts .


The above window will open as the notification window when you will try to shut down your computer with your USB drive still plugged to it. The window has options like Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate and Restart.

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