In a mad rush, I’ve logged off my computer, shut down the PC and ran out the door.Â All the while with my USB stick still connected.Â The USB stick with all my photo’s, portable applications and the exe file I promised to give my neighbor.Â Getting home, I reach for my flash drive in pocket, and oh Sh1t it isn’t there.
Or some of you may be using USB’s to boot from so there is boot strap code on the device.Â If the USB is connected during bootup of your PC, you can get an error message…and for a non-tech person [wife or girlfriend] they may think their computer has crashed.
The only way around all this stuff is making sure to pull the USB out of your computer.
With USB Guard this is exactly what it does, reminds you a USB flashdrive is connected before you log off, or power down the PC.
You can also flag USB hard drives so they too are never forgotten.
Source:Â USB Guard website.