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Windows 7: How do i block access to usb and ethernet port completely?

28 Jan 2013   #21

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

there is a very simple solution to this and that is to turn off the usb ports, there are a few ways to do this ,but there is an easier way and it involves a small software that will turn them off and on as you choose.

have a read of this ,there is a link for the software near the end of the article.
i have not tried this method and i cant vouch for the security of the software so try it at your own risk, you may want to google about it first.

Four ways to disable or enable USB Ports in Windows 7

also if you could keep passwords to yourself you could use a software that asks for a password when a usb port is plugged into.


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29 Jan 2013   #22

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

FWIW: There is no solution that will work for your problem as the loosest nut on the computer is the one typing on the keys. You can't get there from here.

Giving out your password is the same as you being there. Forget security if your going to give out your password.

Are you sure your not a troll??

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29 Jan 2013   #23

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
if they can't physically get access to the machine -- problem solved.

Would YOU leave your computer unattended in a College hostel (or anywhere else that matter) in a space shared with other people -- no matter WHO they are.

If you haven't thought of THAT before looking at all sorts of "tech wizard ways" of preventing access to your machine -- Well I just hope you aren't at the other end of a phone when I've got a problem and need "support".

Sometimes people need to come down to earth and get a little bit more "Street Savvy".

@ Richnrockville

I remember logging on to those old BBS's and communicating with some sysops. Posting attachments required all sorts of "tricks" as you couldn't post attachments per se -- you encoded your attachment with various protocols and sent it as "text". -- Remember ZMODEM etc. !!! (Actually still a very good method of sending emails if your workplace has an attachment filter both in and outbound).

I think we've lost something today -- people took "Netiquette" very seriously back then and usually attempted to solve as much as possible themselves before logging on -- today some people can't even be bothered to use Google to answer the simplest of questions.

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