Internal USB Hacking

I am trying to eliminate an internal hack attack on my computer via USB ports, can you help me do this? Is there a way to stop the operation of USB ports?


thanks for any help
Dwarf
4_DwarvesAsked:
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
Check the BIOS on your machine, sometimes USB ports can be turned off there.
alienvoiceCommented:
What exactly is an internal attack from your usb ports?

to disable your usb ports:

start>>settings>>controlpannel>>system>>hardware>>device manager>>USB Controllers>> disable the usb controllers there.
Joseph DalyCommented:
This may be off assistance to you. I havent tried this personally but its from Petri so you can be pretty sure that it is right on. This is an ADM file for the group policy management console that will allow you to disable USB through a group policy.

http://www.petri.co.il/disable_usb_disks_with_gpo.htm
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4_DwarvesAuthor Commented:
By internal attack i mean i wish to prevent a hack attack from within the workplace on my computer via the USB ports. (i will rewrite the question to try and clarify this)

alienvoice: your suggestion works however i still want to be able to use the USB ports myself without having to enable/disable them each time. Is it possible to password protect or something similar?

Thankyou
Dwarf
alienvoiceCommented:
Ah i understand this. We used this method in our school enviroment.

http://www.petri.co.il/disable_usb_disks.htm
alienvoiceCommented:
Can use the reg hack to disable it and re enable it.
4_DwarvesAuthor Commented:
xxdcmast:
i read this article and even though i am running windows 7 i still tried this method. i was able to add the removable_storage.adm file to the administrative templates however when it came to change the filter settings i could not find the "Only show policy settings that can be fully managed" option? can you help with this, or, can u explain to me what this process does in laymans terms?

alienvoice:
i appreciate your help however this is not what i am looking for as this will only stop any NEW devices being used on my computer (whats to stop someone enabling these files again..).

thanks guys
yasserdCommented:
have you tried this software. It's free: http://www.intelliadmin.com/DisableUSB_Free.exe
4_DwarvesAuthor Commented:
thanks for all of your help guys, however after trying out your suggestions i have found that what i am trying to do seems impracticle.

thanks again
Dwarf

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