Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: USB Flash drive virus protection???


12 Aug 2009   #1

7600x64 RTM
 
 
USB Flash drive virus protection???

Just got a new Corsair 16g usb flash drive today. What is a solid virus protection program i can put on it to keep it protected from viruses from other computers?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Aug 2009   #2

XP SP3
 
 

if you have not tried yet you can try panda's usbvaccine


Panda USB Vaccine. Panda Security
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #3

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Tanks
Just "vaccinated" it but not sure what that means. I kinda want something that will run every time i plug it in and eject it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


12 Aug 2009   #4

 
 

Get an AV with real time protection
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
Tanks
Just "vaccinated" it but not sure what that means. I kinda want something that will run every time i plug it in and eject it.
Do you want a "disinfection" type of application to run on it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #6

7600x64 RTM
 
 

No, just something to prevent viruses from infected computers from getting on the stick.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Looks like Panda's 'USB Vaccination', the what you wanted
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #8

7600x64 RTM
 
 

I put the Panda "vaccination" on the USB, is it just a one time thing or will it be running in the background?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Looking at the picture in the link, on the bottom left (check for updates), you may have to update it from time to time.

If you ever think your Flash drive is infected, then you can use Flash_Disinfector by sUBs
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/...Disinfector.exe

*** Note: Be sure to insert your flashdrives before you begin!
Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
Reboot your computer when done.

Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2009   #10

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Thanks, but ur link is a 404
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 USB Flash drive virus protection???




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: USB Flash drive virus protection???
Thread Forum
Solved Virus scanner installed on USB flash drive System Security
autorun.ini , hidden folder and shortcut virus on flash drive System Security
Flash drive password protection Hardware & Devices
How can I remove Heular virus from my USB flash drive? System Security
Best All In 1 Virus Protection System Security
Good flash drive protection? System Security
Remove protection from Flash drive General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33