Protecting USB drivers with portable security software is essential security step similar like protecting your computer with anti virus software or the security application.
As USB drives has been popular transfer media transfer viruses and other malicious programs among computer, or some of you might use USB drives to store your important data. It will be disaster if anything important data inside the USB media has been affected by malware , corrupted already or allow others stolen your data.
So, it is good that install some portable security application to protect USB removable drivers away from virus or other malicious program. Who’s know the computer might no installed with security software or will plant a virus or malicious program on your USB removable drives or illegal use your USB removable driver other for other unauthorized purpose.
Over here, i have listed down a list of portable free security software which can prevent Viruses and other malicious things on your USB removable drives or other security measurement to keep your USB removable driver safe.
List of free portable security software to protect USB drives:
a standalone anti-virus and anti-spyware scanner that scans your PC for viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, hack tools, rootkits, and other malware. Portable Dr Web CureIT does not require an installation and can be run from a USB drive. This is an on-demand scanner only, it can detect and remove virus infections but does not provide any real-time protection. Dr.Web CureIt is based on the ICSA certified Dr. Web scanning engine and should provide reliable detection.
A portable version open source calmwin anti virus software that scan for viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, hack tools, rootkits, and other malware. The portable ClamWin able automatically updates the virus definition if USB removable drives are attached with internet access. However, Portable ClamWin doesn’t have a real-time scanner so it won’t automatically check downloaded files for viruses.
a free rogue remover tool that can be used to easily remove “rogue” antispyware, antivirus, and disk cleaning applications. Rogue applications can contain malware, give erroneous scan results or provide false information about the safety of your computer. This tool will completely remove Rogue applications such as SpyAxe, VirusBlast, VirusBursters, WinAntiSpyware and WinAntiVirus. This Rogue Removal tool requires roughly 1.7MB of free space for stand alone portable installation.
USB firewall will automatically detects malicious autorun.inf file when an infected USB device is infected, you can also see what command are written in the autorun.inf file which launched the program and decide whether to let it run or delete the file and the file autorun.inf which launched it.
Portable version of KeePass Password Safe utility, which manage all internet, email and other passwords with you safely on USB removable drives. The KeePass portable password manager will lock with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. Plus more, all password that store under Keepass portavble will be encrypted using the most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES-256 and Twofish).
RoboForm2go portable is similar likes KeePass portable password manager. RoboForm portable is able to store all of your personal passwords and bookmarks securely to the portable USB device. It can automatically log you into your online accounts using its own form filler as well. It uses secure AES password encryption protection technology to help keep your information safe.
Password Safe is a portable password storage utility that can be used to securely store your important passwords and then easily retrieve those stored passwords via a single password. You can organize your passwords by user ID, category, web site, or location. You can store all your passwords in a single encrypted master password list or use multiple lists to separate your passwords. Password Safe requires roughly 2.19MB of free space for portable stand alone installation.
Portable Text Encryption Software
A encryption utility that encrypt and decrypt textual file types using common cryptographic algorithms such as blowfish, Cast128, Gost, IDEA, Misty1, AES/Rijndael, and Twofish encryption algorithms. Plus more, this Omziff portable encryption utility can generate random passwords, splits files, and perform secure (DOD) file deletion as well.
This portable encryption tool roughly requires 356KB of free disk space for installation on USB removable drive.
Lock note allows you to store any information using 256-bit AES encryption. You can enter any important information and then simply close LockNote. You will be asked to enter the password to set a password for it. You can create multiple copies of LockNote.
Cyptidor – Portable Text encryption
A free encryption text editor encrypts your text data with AES encryption algorithm. The encrypted data is stored together with the EXE file itself. so launching the portable encryption text program will load the information directly (after entering the secret password).
So, i hope the above portable security application can protect your USB removable drives data more safely. If you know any portable security is nice and useful. Let us know via comment 🙂