Secure It Easy
After a quick and easy install, Secure it Easy presents you with a list of current removable storage devices, which may include built-in laptop memory stick readers. From then on, only devices which you pre-approve are supposed to be allowed to connect to the protected PC. That includes copying files back and forth as well as running the U3 system from a thumb drive, for instance.
That protection worked well for two portable USB drives we tested, one U3 and one regular. Upon connecting the drives we got a pop-up from the programs systray icon saying each was an unauthorized device, and we couldn't get to them through Windows Explorer. It was easy to ok each device by opening up the program's clean and simple interface.
However, although we got the systray blocking pop-up message when we connected an iPod, we were able to access the iPod and copy files to and from it with Windows Explorer, even though we had not approved the device.
To enable a device or change the program settings, the PC user must have administrative rights. You can (and should) also set a program password, but that's not enabled by default. You can also view a log of removable device activity, such as devices connected and files read or written.