Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:34 AM
In my office, we have one shared computer that is often getting infected via thumb drive/memory stick/USB. Basically, different people come in and plug in their thumb drive, and the infection spreads to the computer as soon as it's plugged in. On this machine we have AVG Free at the moment. It's not stopping this from happening.
These days, is there some special software or tool that can be used so that these thumb drives can be safe to use?
Putting anything ON these thumb drives is impossible since people I don't even know have access to this computer. It would need to be something that's resident on the computer itself. ANd also something that will block virus infection in all cases -- basically that doesn't offer up a YES / NO choice for this thumb drive user so that they can mindlessly quickly click to choose to allow the virus to infect the computer. Some of the people using it, for example, don't speak English, so wouldn't even know what buttons they're clicking or what any of it means.
Basically, is there any dummy-proof mode of protection in this area?
Any help very appreciated.