How to write-disable a pendrive

  sudamj 14:07 PM 16 Apr 13
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I want to protect my pendrive from any virus if I connect it to an unknown PC. How can this be achieved? In old days you could write-protect a floppy disk, this was a great feature. I fear that even if I connect the pendrive to a PC and ONLY read from it and not write anything, will it be safe for pendrive?

  northumbria61 14:28 PM 16 Apr 13

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:11 PM 16 Apr 13

USB write protect http://www.gaijin.at/download/usbwp.rar

Thumbscrew http://irongeek.com/downloads/thumbscrew.zip

These utilities may only make a drive read only on the PC they are used on

To lock a drive permanently on any PC you can use Diskpart from a command line to set the drives attributes to read only.

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