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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lock Your Laptop's USB Ports With Ratool, Removable Access tool

Sometimes you are in a middle of working and you're going anywhere without locking your computer, on your return the data you kept hiding is no more then suddenly some of your friends has accessed all your files stored on your computer then "BANG" you are now trending in different social media sites it is so painful isn't it?. Anyway i found a tool that will benefit you, you can at least configure some restrictions beforehand. This is where you can find Ratool to be of some use.

Ratool or Removable Access Tool is a very simple-to-use portable freeware Application that helps an individual protect his confidential data from being copied by others via a USB. When you download and install the application you are presented with a simple interface that boasts options to either disable USB flash drive access temporarily or access it with restricted permissions or disable the access completely. So, when you first launch the app, you will notice these 3 different toggles.
  1. Disable USB Disks Detection. The option is self-explanatory! It disables any USB storage / PenDrive access to your pc i.e. prevents your machine from recognizing any external storage device.
  2. Allow Read & Write. This option is the default option and provides normal access to USB devices. It Resets everything back to Normal so your own USB Storage / Pen-drive function as usual.
  3. Allow Read Only. This option restricts users from writing anything on the USB device but lets them access any information stored on it, if needed. This option is mostly chosen when you do not want the files on your computer to be copied to the USB disks plugged into your computer.
The USB icon changes its color as per the option chosen. It becomes:
  • Green – when the default option (Allow Read & Write) is in use.
  • Yellow – When in the Read Only mode
  • Red – When in the Disable USB Disks Detection mode.
Other options you may find useful include:
USB Device Autorun Control. Helps in saving your computer from threats of virus infections by disabling USB Device’s autorun function.
Ratool show hidden files Restrict USB access to Windows computer with Ratool
Show hidden files on selected drive. Just hit the button to check if there are hidden files on selected drive
Ratool Autorun Restrict USB access to Windows computer with Ratool
Password Properties. Change the password for accessing a USB at anytime to prevent unauthorized changes.
Ratool change password 1 Restrict USB access to Windows computer with Ratool
Just enter a new password and hit the ‘Apply’ button.
Ratool change password 2 Restrict USB access to Windows computer with Ratool

Ratool free download

You can download Ratool free from its home page.