How To Write Protect Your USB Flash Drive

by on July 19, 2008
in Freewares, Tools

USB Write Protector

The main cause of viruses these days are USB flash drives. Viruses are now capabale enough to copy itself to whatever flash drive is attached into the infected computer’s USB drive. You can write protecyour USB drive by using this small portable tool.

USB WriteProtector is a portable freewarethat lets you lock your flash drives for write protection so that viruses or other unwanted things don’t get copied to your flash drive themselves.

After you enable write protection, you will not be able to write or delete any files from your flash drive and your data remains safe from being misused by viruses.


This 186 KB is compatible with Windows XP and Vista, and supports nice languages: English, Hungarian, Italy, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Spanish.


Download USB WriteProtector

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  • With a lot of virus now being spread through USB, it is a must have application.

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  • great application will be really helpful…I will test it and if it is really good, will review it under virus tools on…will give u a link back..great find :)

  • @Abhishek:
    Thanks a lot buddy! :D

  • nice share haris thanks

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  • zakota

    hey buddy uncle thnx for sharing and keep on going :

  • Rudi

    This is useless. I need to writeprotect the usb so that I dont get viruses on other computers. Why do I want it only writeprotected on my machine?

  • Papos

    This tool do not works in Windows Vista… only works with Windows XP SP2

  • yeah this is dunce. it only tweaks the registry of the pc. but if u insert your pendrive on other pc its also vulnerable to viruses. naaaaa not this one pal.

  • Svia

    Anybody did for vista…. Anybody know the regedit tweak for vista….

  • I can try this:

    It is not free.

  • i’m using the naevius usb protector

  • ank00722

    my transcend 8GB usb pen drive got write protected automatically and now its not been in any use…please help me remove its write protection….

  • jayaramgupta

    Its blocked your USB port.

    Run the same tool
    select radio button USB WRITE PROTECTION OFF


  • jayaramgupta

    your USB port has been blocked by this tool

    1. Run the same application;

    ~Jayaram Gupta

  • richard

    I just tried this, and it isn't quite what it says it is. It doesn't write protect the drive itself, just tells the computer it's plugged into not to write to it. If you write protect it, then move it to another computer, you can write to it all you want. If that computer has viruses, it won't be protected. I doubt that putting the program on the drive will help. I would expect that a virus will see windows notification that a new drive has been installed, and the virus will write to it immediately.

  • Anonymous

    Potect my USB flash drive is important.

  • Anonymous

    I want to protect my PC better.thank you.