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Author Topic: IDEA password to permit formatting  (Read 213 times)

Arthur Menu

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IDEA password to permit formatting
« on: September 01, 2019, 10:26 PM »
Hi everyone,

I would like to protect my computers (Windows 7 and 10) and attached USB drives from malware that would format them, erasing everything on them. Is there an app that requires a password be entered before formatting can happen? If not, could one of the programmers of DonationCoder create one? Not being a programmer I have no idea how hard it would be to do this. So it may be beyond the scope of this forum.

One idea I had (which may be impossible) would be to move the programming that does formatting to a password-protected folder so that when formatting is invoked, a password entry field is displayed.

Anyway, I throw this out to those who know.

-- Arthur


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Re: IDEA password to permit formatting
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 04:22 AM »
from malware that would format them
AFAIK, malware do not format hdd nowadays. They encrypt the sectors, rendering it useless and demand money.
Any good antivirus should prevent them.

Regards,

Anand