How to Disable and Enable USB Ports?


By: Dashing_star
May 12, 2015

Issue

USB flash drives, MP3 or MP4 devices are used everywhere in schools and offices by employees or students. This is sometimes harmful for computers when these portable devices are infected by viruses, even for people who try stealing useful data.

Solution

You can prevent this by disabling the USB ports on the Windows Registry Editor which takes some minutes...

To disable access to USB port

Step 1. Click "Start" then click "Run".

Step 2. type "regedit" to open Registry Editor, and then click "OK".

Step 3. Search for the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

Step 4. At your right, double-click "Start".

Step 5. In the Value data box, type 4, click Hexadecimal, and then click "OK".

Step 6. Close Registry Editor and Restart the machine.

To enable access to USB port

To reverse this process and enable USB, follow the above instructions but change the 4 to 3.


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