Every single day, new malware and viruses are unleashed which are incredibly ingenious and creative. One of the easiest ways to lose all your files, or to have your confidential information such as passwords stolen, is through a compromised USB stick. If you use a USB stick on any computer other than your own, you will run the risk of having it infected with a virus or malware that can go unnoticed until serious damage has been done. The easiest way to prevent this most annoying of problems from occurring is to use USB disk security software.
Most PC users are simply ignorant of how much at risk their files and data are. If you think that the pre-installed security suite that came with your computer when it was bought is adequate against today’s threats, you should think again. Likewise, if you have downloaded security software free of charge off the net, this is also unlikely to be comprehensive enough to protect you from today’s viruses and hackers.
The humble USB stick does offer many benefits to users, being able to store as much as 64 gigabytes of data in a product that is as small as an average index finger is a real technological accomplishment. Almost everyone that has a PC, laptop, or net-book will own at least one USB stick, and with DVD and CD players gradually being phased out, the uptake of portable storage devices will only become greater.
But this trend for using USB sticks has also created massive opportunities for programmers of a criminal nature to wreak havoc on computer users. It is not just ordinary people who are at risk of having data stolen or rendered unreadable, even multinational corporations and government agencies can have their computers infected and permanently damaged by rogue code transmitted by a compromised USB stick.
It is actually extremely simple to get around most firewalls today, a simple command in a well hidden “inf” file can almost instantly lead to the destruction of every single file on your computer. The moment an infected USB stick is plugged into any device it can unleash a virus that is unstoppable.
The good news is that there is software available that can help to ensure that your USB drive does not end up causing you a serious amount of anxiety, these applications can vary in nature from simple to extremely advanced. USB disk security most often involves the installation of a program on your computer’s hard drive which automatically scans any USB sticks that are inserted for potential threats.
If you want to guarantee that your data is always as secure as possible, you will need to pay for the privilege. It would be a waste of time to downland freeware which the designers suggest can protect your computer against the most recent threats, such claims are unlikely to be true.
It make sense to spend a small amount of money on an application that will allows your files and folders to be secured against the latest virus definitions and malware codes. The cost of losing your data is immeasurable.