Storing and transferring electronic data has become very convenient for users ever since the USB drive come into existence. If you are a regular computer user then you must be utilizing the USB drive for storing or transferring some information or the other. Most of you must be using the drive for storing and transferring important business information as well. There is also a high chance that you might lose the drive because it is small in size. Thus it is essential that you protect your USB drive expediently.
Obviously, you will make sure that you keep the drive in a safe and secure place. But then you might just lose it. Therefore, you can efficiently safeguard your USB drive by using a password so that no unauthorized person can access it.
You cannot password protect the drive in Microsoft Windows. You will first have to download some external protective program so that you can password protect the drive accurately. Before utilizing these programs, make sure that you install anti-virus software in your computer. Also go through the reviews of the program you are downloading in order to get an idea of how it works.
If your drive has a write protector button then you can enable it or you can use software to write protect your USB drive.
You can even install anti-virus software in your USB drive so that no virus can attack the data stored in it.
It will be a wise move on your part to backup the data that is stored in your drive. Online data backup will be the perfect option.
You can utilize certain protection tools to get a control over what is downloaded and loaded on your USB drive.
You can even disable the auto run mode of your drive by using the shift key.