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USB Virus Annihilator


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#1 t3s

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:13 PM

So:

I have this 1 Gig thumb drive 'Virus Annihilator' I made. (lol. Sorry I couldn't stop myself)

I also keep my school work on this thing. (even more lol)

So how do I keep it all safe while I beat the crap out of those evil, infectious things?

Edited by Newb4Life, 10 June 2009 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:23 AM

I would download Flash Drive Disinfector to your computer
Insert the thumb drive while holding down the shift key and run the program
It will install a folder to the drive named auto.inf that will help the drive from getting infected when you plug into questionable machines
A couple of AV's flag the folder as a virus, but it's a false positive

Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • 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. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.
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#3 t3s

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 12:37 PM

Ahah!! That's the one they were talking about!

Thank you. :thumbsup:




How do I keep them from accessing it all together?

I was assuming Encryption but I don't like the idea of putting the software on every single PC I plan on using.


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:04 PM

Ok. I just answered my own question.

CMD doesnt even want to look at it.

Now, with that said, Do I even need Flash Disinfector?


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

FYI: This won't secure you against every usb threat. Plug this into a machine infected with 'virut' or 'sality' and it'll become infected.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:42 PM

How do I go about protecting against them?


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