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Jun 12, 2016

How To Disable Access To USB PORTS On Your Windows PC

Hello Entclass.com Fans, today am dropping a simple tutorial on how you can stop/prevent someone from using your PC USB ports (pen and flash drives) to transfer files and data without your consent.

ADVANTAGES OF DISABLING ACCESS TO USB PORTS ON YOUR PC 

  1. It will make your PC invulnerable from data theft. 
  2. It will prevent you from malware and other viruses which spread through USB ports. 

DISADVANTAGE OF DISABLING ACCESS TO USB PORTS ON YOUR PC

Using this tutorial will disable access to your USB connected peripheral devices such as usb connected keyboard, usb connected mouse, usb connected modern etc. So, don't use this tutorial if you are the one operating your system. You can use this tutorial if some one else is making use of your PC cos malwares and other viruses can be easily transferred through USB ports.

HOW TO DISABLE ACCESS TO USB PORTS ON YOUR PC

Kindly follow my below steps to disable access to USB ports on your PC


  1. Goto Start.
  2. Click on Run. If you cannot find RUN, search for it in the search box.
  3. Now type "regedit" without quotes. This will launch the Registry Editor
  4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usbstor.
  5. In the work area, double click on Start.
  6. In the Value Data box, enter 4.
  7. Click on OK.
  8. Exit Registry Editor and refresh your PC.


HOW TO RE-ENABLE ACCESS TO USB PORTS ON YOUR PC

To re-enable access to your USB ports, enter 3 in the Value Data box in Step 6 above.

WHICH WINDOWS ARE SUPPORTED? 

  • Windows XP 
  • Windows Vista 
  • Windows 7 
  • Windows 8.

 Have you tried this out?  Which Windows did you tried this on? Did it work for you?
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