Given that USB drives are far more likely than other storage devices to be lost or stolen, it is important to ensure the contained data cannot be accessed by others even in this unfortunate scenario.
USB Secure is a lightweight program that provides you with a solution, as it is designed to encrypt the contents of your flash drive and prevent unauthorized access.
Once of the biggest advantages offered by this application is that it can be installed directly on your portable storage device and accessed from any machine without having to complete the setup procedure a second time.
Naturally, your USB drive needs to be connected when installing the software, and you can uninstall it easily be accessing the application’s Options panel.
Once everything has been set up, you need to provide the password that will be used to secure the stored information. The drive can then be locked or unlocked with a single mouse click at any time.
However, you also have the option of specifying which of the files or folders stored on the device should be protected. However, items stored in subdirectories cannot be viewed.
Experienced users may also wish to modify the default Autoplay settings, as the application allows you to disable this feature or specify which actions should be triggered.
The user interface is styled after a classic USB drive, a design choice that some users may appreciate, although it would have been nice if an alternative theme were also available.
Novices should be pleased to learn that an extensive user manual is available and detailed instructions are included.
All in all, USB Secure is a fairly straightforward security solution that provides you with the means of protecting your portable storage devices against unauthorized access. It offers a decent set of features and is very easy to use.