I've skimmed through a few articles both on this site and the general greater Internet on this topic but haven't found a definitive, yet layman's answer.
Is it possible to have a program run on a dedicated USB thumb drive, disallowing the file from being moved, altered or copied? I know anything is possible with a computer file, but I'm looking at the average computer user for this one. I was thinking of releasing a program this way but want to protect it at a base level without drawn out online verifications. If the average user can't figure out how to duplicates it, I'm sated.
So far, I think windows permissions may be my best bet. Those get wonky, though, and may limit which versions of windows will actually work with them.
Any help, as always, is appreciated.