HOW TO DISABLE USB PORT IN YOUR WINDOWS PC.
Do You give value your data? Do you want to be spying your data from your windows pc? Yes, you are keeping your data in your pc and anyone can copy it to their pendrive or any other external storage via usb port in your computer. Today we are going to check how to disable usb port in your windows computer and keeps your data spreading. I am introducing this technique and this is works on windows system from windows xp to windows 10.
We are disabling usb port by editing registry. This is not a big job. When I am telling that disable usb port by editing registry , some of the users may have doubt that they are not heard about registry and how can I do this. Nope, registry is a part of windows system administration tools and anyone can do a lot management of windows system by using registry. Hopefully, I will write more windows system management techniques that uses registry. This is simple to do in just four or five steps .
Disable usb port and give value to your data
Disabling your pc usb port have more advantage. This techniques is very simple and most of the internet users do not know. When someone using their usb device, if the usb drive have virus, that may effect your computer and spread in your pc and it will shows the strange properties. Virus infected on your computer is always harmful to your system and files located in pc. So disabling the usb port is best solution to protect your system as well as data transfer from and to to your system.
What is Windows registry?
Simple, a windows registry is a database that contains the information and configuration or values for the programs or hardware installed in that windows operating system. This is the important tool for a windows system administrator to manage and administrate the system. We are going to edit some value and change the configuration so that the feature of the program or hardware changes.
Steps to disable usb port in windows pc
Edit registry, how to open and edit registry
Step 1: Go to windows start button and click
Step2: In Run, type the keyword “regedit”
Yes “regedit” is the command that we are telling to computer that we want to edit the registry . When typing this command, the windows will give us access window to edit the registry. and it looks like,
Step 3: ok, now you can see the regedit window. In that window you can see two section, on the left hand side you can see the list of directories and its drop-down. These directories are the registries that the configuration stored for the hardware and software installed in the system.
step 4: From the left hand side directories you need to navigate to the directory called “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” and click on its drop-down.
Step 5: You should navigate through five directories or folders. Within “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” go to the directory “SYSTEM” and within it find out “CurrentControlSet” and within that go to “Services” and one more directory within it select “USBSTORE” i will give you a screenshot on this. look please.
now we get the exact path to follow to find the editable file to disable usb port and that is
step 6: Ok, you have got the window now, on the right hand side of the box, in work area you can see a file called “start” and double click on “start” file you will get a small window named “edit DWORD”
and in the box you will see a box to enter the value in “value data” field. enter value “4” in the box and click ok button.
That’s done. you have disabled usb port in your computer
in this article we learned a simple way to disable usb port in our windows pc. Also we have noticed how to back to original stage. That is how to enable usb port. This way give more value to your data and computer. If you like this article and think it is very helpful, please share this article to your friends via social media and spread the knowledge.