One of the main issues while inserting a USB into the PC is that the computer doesn’t respond at times. Unauthorized access is so common these days because of the number of open USB ports. So better Disable USB ports in Windows, this is used to prevent unauthorized access which might lead to the stealing of data.
So it is necessary for you to know how to disable your USB port so that your PC is safe from data theft.
Enable and Disable USB ports in Windows 10
METHOD #1: Using Registry to Enable/Disable USB ports
- Click on the Start button and look for the Run app. Then open Regedit using the application.
- On the new window follow the following path :
HIKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CURRENT CONTROL SET -> SERVICES -> USBSTOR
- Click on Start, a popup will show up. Change the value data to “4” to disable the USB port and if you want to enable it back again then change the value data to “3”. That’s it!
METHOD #2: Using Device Manager to disable USB ports
- Open This PC and navigate to Manage that is present on the top.
- Once Manage opens, click on Device Manager that is present on the left side.
- Then click on Universal Serial Bus Controllers which is present in the last.
- Then right click on the USB ports to disable them. Voila! Your ports will block any foreign USB.