usbUS Flash Drives have made a dramatic change to the way we use, store and carry our data. USB is not restricted to the storage of the data, but virtually every device is now able to connect with the computer through the use of USB ports.

If you work on a shared computer, and are concerned about the privacy of your stored information then you can consider using a tiny utility called USBDeview from NirSoft.

USBDeview keeps track of all the USB Devices installed on your computer through the use of an event log file. It lists all USB devices that currently connected to your computer, as well as all USB devices that you previously used.

For each USB device, exteneded information is displayed: Device name/description, device type, serial number (for mass storage devices), the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and more…

USBDeview also allows you to uninstall USB devices that you previously used, and disconnect USB devices that are currently connected to your computer. You can also use USBDeview on a remote computer, as long as you login to that computer with admin user.

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This utility works on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7. Windows 98/ME is not supported. In order to disable/enable/uninstall USB items under Vista with UAC turned on, you should right click on USBDeview and choose ‘Run As Administrator’.

USBDeview doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLL files. Just copy the executable file (USBDeview.exe) to any folder you like, and run it. The main window of USBDeview displays all USB devices installed on your system. You can select one or more items, and then disconnect (unplug) them , uninstall them, or just save the information into text/xml/html file.

[Download USBDeview]