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best way to contain thumbdrive virus.


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#1 randomystique

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:24 PM

my friend recently just got a virus on the thumbdrive after it was plugged in to the sch's network. i was thinking of removing it for her, but it may spread to my computer after plugging it in. i'm not sure if it's the same virus i've worked with, but the previous time i was able to use policy controls to prevent the virus from spreading to the specific com.

assuming the virus autoruns ( even though autorun is disabled ), what's the best way to stop it from mutating, and also copy the infected documents over but at the same time, clearing them of the infection? :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:29 PM

If you hold down the shift key when you plug in the pen drive it prevents any Autorun from running (at least it does on XP).
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:24 AM

randomystique,

Recommended reading:

Prevent Viruses from Infecting USB Flash Drive or Pen Drive
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/12/15/p...e-or-pen-drive/


Bleeping computer thread on USB Drive infection
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/132923/usb-drive-infection/

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