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IDEA password to permit formatting


Arthur Menu:
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

from malware that would format them
-Arthur Menu (September 01, 2019, 10:26 PM)
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AFAIK, malware do not format hdd nowadays. They encrypt the sectors, rendering it useless and demand money.
Any good antivirus should prevent them.




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