Safely Remove a USB Drive From Your Computer
Free USB Guard is a utility that prevents a computer system from crashing when one removes a USB storage device. It is important for a computer system to not only remove devices but also prevent the devices from being added or removed without the protection of Free USB Guard. Most modern computers come with software that automatically runs free software programs such as Free USB Guard when one connects or plugs in a USB storage device. This software program monitors activity on all removable storage media and automatically terminates processes if they become idle for too long.
Some people may wish to use USB storage devices to capture and share movies, music, photos, and videos. These devices can be connected to your computer via USB ports to play the media but can also crash the operating system if they are unplugged or removed during the course of normal use. Free USB Guard can therefore notify you if a removable drive (or any other storage media) is inserted or attached during the normal shutdown or shutdown procedure. The shutdown or logoff will then be prevented, allowing you to safely remove the drive or the CD disc. As an extra measure, Free USB Guard also detects all memory sticks when one is inserted or attached. After this detection, it will safely remove the media from your system.
When you find that your pc is constantly crashing, do not risk removing your usb drive which is connected to your PC. You could risk losing significant data such as work documents, financial information, client lists, and family pictures. By downloading free utility software, you can scan all removable media and identify unsafe device connections. Once you know what device is safe to remove, you can safely remove it without fear of losing data.