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Scan a flash drive with anti-spyware programs?


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#1 WhyBeNormal

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:34 PM

I recently read that if you use a keychain drive on a computer with spyware or a virus, it can infect the drive and then infect your computer when you use it at home. I can scan my keychain drive with Ad-Aware and AVG Anti-Virus, but I don't know of any other programs that can scan a flash drive. Does anybody know of any anti-spyware programs that can scan a removable drive? I've searched the web, but I haven't found anything. What about CWShredder? It doesn't ask what drive to scan when you use it.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:31 AM

Most antivirus programs should be able to scan a flash drive by specifying the drive letter. Microsoft antispyware can scan a specific driver letter as well.

Cwshredder would not work on this.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:35 PM

Most antivirus programs should be able to scan a flash drive by specifying the drive letter.  Microsoft antispyware can scan a specific driver letter as well.

Cwshredder would not work on this.

Thanks for the info. I had Microsoft antispyware before, but things seemed to act a little slower. I figured it was the Microsoft antispyware because it was still beta. I'll give it a try again.
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:39 PM

Spybot and AdAware can also be set up to scan your Flash drive.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:03 AM

If you want to use the scanner part, and not the real time scanner part of Microsoft antispyware, disable the startup item that it will put into your registry. You can do this from msconfig.




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