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    Default How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    Now a days most of us using USB flash drive for data carrying. But there
    is a common problem with these USB flash drive for virus attack and spreading to other computer. Is there any way to protect the usb flash drive from virus attack when I plugin the USB flash drive to other computer which I donot know is a infected computer ?

    Recently on right clicking on my pen drive I found that there is a option "Auto" added in the menu. Normaly the 1st option is "Open". I doubt it is a virus or something like, but it is not detected by the Antivirus software.
    Then I have formated the flash drive and get rid of this.
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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    best is to disable autorun feature...

    and use of goos anti virus like nod32 / kaspersky /....

    and best use >>> right click >> EXPLORE option... instead of double clicking ...

    if u not sure of usb content .. best is not to double click...
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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    install ClamWin Portable on ur flash drive

    u can use its on-demand scanner to run a scan f any files you transfer 2 ur drive

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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    Thanks for the info on the software slugger! will try it out today!

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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    Click Tools-->Folder Options and enable viewing of hidden files. You will see a file called "Autorun.inf". Delete that file and you'll no longer notice the "Auto" in the right click menu.

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    @slugger, thanx buddy, very nice info.
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    thanks 4 d software.

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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    I protect my pen drive in college by booting from a live NimbleX cd and browsing in the library.
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    Lightbulb Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    There is a software to protect your pen drive from viruses.

    http://penprotectorenglish.wordpress.com

    It write protect your pen drive or any flash drive, sd or mmc card.

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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    When you know your drive is infected, you can simple boot pc with any Linux live CD like knoppix. Delete the file(usually EXE) and reboot back into windows.

    no hassles

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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    Earlier, pendrives used to come with write-protect locking facility (similar to floppy drives), but nowadays, you cant seem to find that feature anymore... Even with such pendrives, when it is handled by the wrong person, it can be infected (personal experience)... You can try (1) disabling Autorun feature through registry editing, (2) blocking USB port Autorun through software like USB Firewall (not yet used it) or (3) loading it through Linux first...

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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    install ClamWin Portable on ur flash drive

    u can use its on-demand scanner to run a scan f any files you transfer 2 ur drive

    how does it work

    it antivirus....
    is it portable av...
    means it is back up some virus defination files and we need to update that virus defination time to time ?
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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Saharika View Post
    how does it work

    it antivirus....
    is it portable av...
    means it is back up some virus defination files and we need to update that virus defination time to time ?
    Yeah, you need to update Virus definitions frequently and also it will scan your files while you copy it so slower speeds.

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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    install ClamWin Portable on ur flash drive

    u can use its on-demand scanner to run a scan f any files you transfer 2 ur drive
    There is NO on-demand scanner in ClamWin portable!! You hafta manually scan each file.
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    Default Re: How to protect USB memory drive from virus attack ??

    i'm using naevius usb antivirus



    http://www.naevius.com/usb_antivirus.htm

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