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Copy Protection for USB Flash Drives

USB Flash Drives Copy Protection
The Perfect Solution for Publishing on USB Flash Drives

Copy protection for USB flash drives is much more than a copy protection system. It includes features that turn USB flash drives into powerful publishing media. While providing top of the line security for your business profits and data, it also makes your product remarkably safe and user-friendly. The core functionality of TrusCont USB Copy Protection is hardware based, providing the highest protection level. Strong anti-copy protection for software and data tightly binds your files to the USB flash drive hardware and makes it virtually inseparable.

Sophisticated anti-cracking countermeasures and complex security schemes make TrusCont copy protection technology an extremely tough nut even for the most experienced pirates. Software level features further control use rights such as printing, copy-paste, limited time use and more. Read-only USB configurations write protect your flash drives in hardware, prevent deliberate or accidental delete, format or change of your data and effectively protect your flash drives against viruses and malware infections. CD-ROM partition, user reserved data area, and true Autorun / Autoplay functionality further enhance your customers’ usage experience.

secure flash drives

A complete solution that has anything you will ever need for publishing software, games, and any other digital contents on USB flash drives - Anti-copy protection, Digital Rights Management, read-only USB, CD-ROM partition, Autorun, internet updates and much more.

TrusCont copy protection for USB flash drives is much more than a copy protection system. It is actually a complete solution that turns USB flash drives from simple storage devices to powerful publishing media. It contains a very wide range of security features such as preventing copies, controlling use rights, setting expiration dates and limiting the number of installations. In addition it contains many features that will make your product more usable and friendly to your customers – write protect to prevent accidental deletion, CD-ROM emulation and Autorun / Autoplay functionality.

Copy Protection & DRM


software copy protection

Apply strong software protection against all software piracy threats. Perfect resistance to 1:1 copying, emulation, cloning, bit to bit duplication and other known copying, pirating and cracking methods.



TrusCont can protect not only software, but also PDF documents, HTML files, video and audio files and many additional file types, even proprietary file formats can be protected. Protected files open naturally and don't require any special viewers, players or passwords. Protected files are protected at all times and cannot be copied, not even using copy & paste or save as.


Read-Only USB write protection

This feature allows content owners to optionally limit the use of files until a specific date. It virtually makes your discs/content “self destruct” at a specific date. You can set the same expiration date for all files or different dates for different files.





Global passwords and on-access passwords can be used to control access to the entire content on your discs and/or individual files.



Digital rights management features allow you to control what the end user can do with the content. You can set the rights to view/play only, allow/block printing and also allow/block copy & paste of text and images.


Digital Rights Management

With TrusCont you can also control on how many computers a disc can be used or installed. Alternatively you can control how many users can use the disc. You can even lock the disc to a domain. This will restrict the use of the disc only to the specific domain/office to which the disc is locked.

Other Publishing Features

Read-Only USB

With TrusCont you can store your files on a read-only partition so your customers cannot delete it. Overwriting, updating and even deleting the files is still possible using TrusCont software tools. However, you can set a 'Publisher Password' so only you can change the read-only partition. Anyone else will be able to use it only for reading.

CD-ROM Emulation

It is also possible to implement a CD-ROM emulation on your USB flash drive. When your customers connect your flash drive to their computers they get a virtual CD-ROM drive containing your files instead of a removable disk.


You can allocate the unused memory capacity of your flash drive to a second read-write partition. The second partition appears as a standard removable disk on your customers' computers that has its own drive letter. You can also use this partition for storing files that require write access during the execution of your software.

Autorun / Autoplay

Setting a CD-ROM partition also enables true Autorun / Autoplay functionality, even on new operating systems such as Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Updates and Internet Publishing

TrusCont tools also allow you to update your content even after it was published. You can create an update installation file that will automatically update flash drives that you already distributed to your customers – even if the original files are stored on a read-only or CD-ROM partition.

There are several types of updates that you can create. You can publish a free update that all your customers can use if they have your previous product, for example a fix to your current product or a free upgrade. You can also publish an update that requires payment or a license so only customers that pay for the update can actually install it. Licenses can be purchased, issued and controlled through TrusCont online licensing system.

Internet publishing allows you to create an installation file that installs your product to the customers' flash drive. The installation file can require an existing product or can install itself to a new blank flash drive.

Unlimited 1 Year License

TrusCont copy protection license is specific for each flash drive or TSFD. The license is valid for 1 year and allows you to protect unlimited number of files and overwrite the flash drive unlimited number of times. After 1 year your content remains protected, but you cannot protect additional files or overwrite the flash drives with new files. Of course the license can be renewed at any time for another year.

How Does It Work?

The copy protection process is extremely simple. The minimum requirements are blank TSFDs - TrusCont Secure Flash Drives and a standard computer. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Buy blank TSFDs - TrusCont Secure Flash Drives
  2. Download the free software (TSFD Protection Toolkit) - Registration require
  3. Use the software to protect and record your files to the blank TSFDs - TrusCont Secure Flash Drives.

The TSFD Protection Toolkit encodes your files and links them to the internal controller of the TSFD - TrusCont Secure Flash Drives so your customers cannot make illegal copies of your files. You can also control many advanced security and DRM options.