Device Blocking

In the Devices window you can restrict access to certain devices or buses and configure the list of allowed devices.

Note

Device access parameters are applied for all Windows accounts.

To open the Devices window

1.Open Dr.Web menu Dr.Web icon, then select Security Center.

2.In the open window, click Devices and Personal Data tile.

3.Make sure Dr.Web operates in administrator mode (the lock at the bottom of the program window is open ). Otherwise, click the lock .

4.Click the Devices tile.

Figure 83. Access to the Devices window

In this section:

General blocking parameters

Device classes and buses blocking

Configuring the list of allowed devices

General parameters

You can enable the corresponding settings to:

Block access to data on removable media (USB flash, floppy, CD/DVD, Zip drives, etc.).

Block sending jobs to printers.

Block data transfer via local networks and the internet.

Figure 84. Device blocking parameters

All options are disabled by default.

Restrictions

Device blocking parameters

The function of device blocking allows you to block one or several device classes on all the buses and also to block all the devices connected to one or several buses. Device classes are all devices that perform the same functions (e.g., printing devices). Buses are communication subsystems for transferring data between functional units of the computer (for example, the USB).

To block access to the selected device classes or buses

1.Enable the Block device classes and buses for users option by using the switcher .

2.Click Edit link.

3.In the open window, you can select device classes or buses that you want to restrict access to.

Notification on BadUSB vulnerable devices

Some of the infected USB devices can be identified by your computer as a keyboard. If you want Dr.Web to check whether the connected USB device is a keyboard, enable the Notify about devices with BadUSB vulnerability detected as a keyboard option. In this case, when a keyboard is connected, you are prompted to press the specified keys.

Figure 85. Keyboard unblock window

When you click the Technical details link, a window with a detailed information on the device opens.

Allowed Devices

After you restrict access to some buses or device classes, you can allow access to certain devices by adding them to the list of allowed devices. You can also add a certain device to this list if you do not want it to be checked for BadUSB vulnerability.

To add devices to the list of allowed devices, in the Allowed devices option click Edit (the link is active if restrictions are set). In the open window, you can generate a list of devices to which the access restrictions are not applied.