Has it happened that you had a USB plugged in to your computer and you shutdown your computer before removing it – and you forgot all about it!? Well, USB Alert is a free utility that gives out an alarm if you shutdown your computer, while the USB stick is still connected.
USB Alert warns the user when logging off, shutting down or locking the PC. It however skips Card-Readers without a memory card.
If you have a USB plugged in and you do any one of the actions, it will show you the following alert.
It also shows a list of USB sticks plugged into the computer.
This will enable you to ‘safely remove’ it.
Forgotten USB’s can be a problem – especially if they contain sensitive data. If you use USB Alert, you will no longer forget your USB stick anymore.
USB Alert comes in two versions: Portable and Installer. I used the .exe installer and it worked just fine on my Windows 7 x64.