External Hard drives and flash drives security

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    windows 7 pro X64

    External Hard drives and flash drives security

    I have a new computer plus a couple of other computers and I have some external hard drives and flash drives. what is the best way to check these devices to make sure they are clean, will just connecting them and viewing them or running AV and other security checks propose a risk to the computer that is checking?
    Thanks for any advise!
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    Windows 7 Home Premium


    You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
    Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

    This tool provides a two way security by vaccinating both computer and/or USB drives.
    It work on NTFS, FAT, FAT32 formatted drives.
    However, vaccinating a USB drive cannot be undone without formatting the USB disk, using a hex editor, or a File Manager in a Linux distribution..

    Next, make sure that your Antivirus can scan USB drives. Some do not have this option.
    Last edited by cottonball; 16 Feb 2015 at 23:05.
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    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

    You could also make sure all data put on a external storage is clean first before it is moved to a external storage.
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