USBLogView 1.26

Reviewed by Pete Daniel

"Records the details of plugged USB devices"

Overview

USBLogView is a utility that can monitor access to USB ports and make note of any USB device that is either plugged into the computer or unplugged from the computer.

The tool is designed to log the USB devices that have been used on a computer over a period of time. The log can indeed go back weeks or even months and confirm each device that was used on the system.

The log displays the description of the device, the device name, the device type (Bluetooth, storage, etc.), any drive letter that was assigned to the device at the time it was used, serial number, vendor name, vendor ID, product ID, and lots more.

For business owners concerned about what USB devices employees are plugging into work computers or home owners who worry what their kids are using the family computer for, this software certainly has its uses.

Installation

There is no installation required as the software is portable.

No adware, toolbars, spyware or malware was included in the file archive.

USBLogView requires Windows OS.

Interface

The interface is pretty plain Jane. There is a menu system with top-level menu options for File, Edit, View, Options, and Help. Below that is a mini toolbar with some command buttons.

Every USB device is shown in the event viewer below the toolbar. Actions like plugging in a USB device or unplugging it later will both show up in the log as a separate event. There are numerous pieces of information gathered about the USB device that was connected. This includes the device name and description, whether a drive letter was assigned to it, the device type (storage, Bluetooth, etc.) and many other piece of useful information.

Pros

  • Maintain a log of all USB devices that are plugged into any USB port, including a USB hub with its own USB ports
  • Works with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and devices
  • Log plugged in and removal events
  • See the action taken (plugged in or unplugged), the time, drive letter assigned, serial number of the device, vendor, product name, device description, device name, and much more for each USB device
  • Save the USB activity as a CSV, XML or HTML file

Cons

  • Simplistic interface
  • Will not track when a USB device was unplugged if it was unplugged when the PC was turned off

Alternatives

Quickly remove USB devices from a Windows system with the USB Disk Ejector. USB Disk Ejector does not offer the same functionality but it is a good complementary software.

Conclusion

USBLogView is an effective USB logging tool that can track all USB devices, when they were plugged into a computer and when they were removed.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested USBLogView on 11 May 2020 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
USBLogView Antivirus Report
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