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Disabling USB

By rajivnarayanan@hotmail ·
I have run an OS hardening file on a Dell brand desktop having front & rear USB ports. The output was that the rear port was disabled while the front port is still accessible.

What is a solution to have both USB ports deactivated through a script.

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by XT John In reply to Disabling USB

Is there a way to disable the USB ports through the BIOS on that machine? Many of the IBM Net Vistas we service didn't, and the ones out for the public use we had to disconnect the USB connection to the front panel from the motherboard.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Disabling USB

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555324

Disable the drivers from loading (USB drivers)

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by fungus-among-us In reply to Disabling USB

Although disabling USB ports through scripts (not loading or unloading drivers), can work, why would you want to? 99% of people don't use their parallel ports anymore (thanks to USB), but it is still enabled in the BIOS. Which means it is "reserving" a memory address range, DMA channel, etc... same thing with all the other built in devices on a computer that people don't use. Bet bet, is to disable any hardware you're not planning on using in the BIOS, thus freeing up vaulable system resources.

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