Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Restrict access to USB drive to only select programs

  1. #11

    Posts : 15

    I was actually a bit more worried about that ransomware kind of thing than a full out delete. You know where they encrypt your files (possibly sometimes even without intention ever to give you the correct key if you pay). It was in the news once. But this really seems like something that should become quite popular. But I get your point, yes my main goal in backing up is against my idiot mistakes or theft. Thanks for the help, I seem to understand it a bit better now.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    Yea, but they 'lock' it, rather than delete it. More often they do this with websites that lack the latest security upgrades, the fault of the website owner and/or host, unless you run their malware on your personal computer (UAC prompt, though). It happened to my business' website due to our host's negligence in updating their security, but we had backups that we uploaded in place of the big ugly ransom note. Paying those guys to unlock your website basically gives them license/ability/desire to hack others, so... very bad idea. people are basically paying these thieves to mug them and others. lol. It's like paying the mob for 'security', which ensures that everyone must pay, or get hurt or worse.

    Eh, sorry for going off on that tangent, but good luck with the backups, and take care. Any other questions, feel free to post!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13

    I use MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool:: to "harden" security with USB devices, it's small footprint, free and works good.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Restrict access to USB drive to only select programs

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Hard drive or what? Programs not showing in programs list
Hi I have been having an issue with my self built system, not sure if it is hard drive, virus or software conflict. 1- A month ago I started experiencing slow start up and afterwards there would be system hangs and the HDD light would be on for a while before system response. 2- Last week...
General Support
How to restrict/deny access to my AppData folder
Hello, On my PC, I made a new user account for the rest of my family to use (I don't want to use a Guest account). The account type is just Standard. I recently noticed that my brother is lurking through my Application Data folder on my account using the standard user account I made for them. ...
General Support
CHKDSK runs each time I swap OS drive+OS select at boot
Here is my issue: DISK1: SSD with Windows 7x64 Ultimate installed and running fine DISK2: 2nd internal HD for data DISK3: SSD with Windows 8x64 Pro installed So my initial configuration (stable and working fine) is DISK1+DISK2. I then disconnected DISK2 and replaced DISK1 with a fresh SSD to...
Performance & Maintenance
Restrict User Access to files
I have two Admin accounts on Windows 8.1 and able to access Documents of other Account. There is a security issues as sometimes if anyone else access my Laptop from my Second Account then the person can open all documents in Documents folder of my Main Windows 8.1 account. Both the Windows Accounts...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Lost access to running some programs and full access to C
Hi all I was annoyed by how Windows 8 keeps sharing folders on any network I connect to, so I did some digging on Google and found a post on how to disable network sharing. Someone also mentioned how changing Users Permissions / settings would things further, so I went ahead and changed those...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Why do I have no internet access for the programs on my old desktop???
I have recently upgraded to Windows 8. the install removed any programs which weren't compatible, but now any program that is on my old windows 7 desktop that requires internet will not run. Programs such as curse client, World of Warcraft and spotify to name just a few. on the desktop it says I...
Network & Sharing
Programs can't access network shares
Just upgraded 2 computers, a laptop and a desktop to windows 8, clean install. I shared my files on the desktop and mapped it to my laptop as a network drive. i am able to access it through explorer and programs like chrome but some programs can't even see the drive. Tried using UNC paths but...
Network & Sharing

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook