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bhugbhug Member UncommonPosts: 944

There is little doubt that USB drives are a prime reason for the spread of viruses and malware from one system to the other. Have you ever noticed that this spread is initiated by a file called Autorun.inf?

From techsalsa i noticed a free vaccination program Panda USB vaccine.
"Vaccine for computers: This is a ‘vaccine' for computers to prevent any AutoRun file from running, regardless of whether the device (memory stick, CD, etc.) is infected or not.

Vaccine for USB devices: This is a ‘vaccine' for removable USB devices, preventing the AutoRun file from becoming a source of infection. The tool disables this file so it cannot be read, modified or replaced by malicious code.

This is a very useful tool as there is no simple way of disabling the AutoRun feature in Windows. This provides users with a simple way of disabling this feature, offering a high degree of protection against infections from removable drives and devices."


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