USB Alert is designed to show an alarm when you lock or shutdown your computer while the USB stick is still connected. With this software you can’t forget your USB stick anymore. It sounds and shows an alarm if you lock or shutdown your computer while the USB stick is still connected.
USB Alert comes in two versions: portable and installable. The portable executable and its autorun.inf file have to be copied to the root folder on the USB stick. When the USB stick is inserted, the Windows AutoPlay feature lets you launch USB Alert.
This works fine on Windows XP and Windows Vista. However, for security reasons, autorun from non-optical devices is no longer supported in Windows 7. Thus the only way to make USB Alert work on Windows 7 is to install USB Alert. This will prevent users from leaving their USB stick at the office. Only when they insert their USB stick on other computers are they in danger of forgetting their flash drives. But since the majority of computers still run older Windows versions, it makes sense to copy USB Alert on all USB sticks in your organization and advise users to launch the USB stick watcher when AutoPlay starts.
USB Alert will display a warning dialog window whenever you try to log off or shut down the computer with a USB stick still connected.