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reinserting flash drive into reinstalled comp?


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#1 Curious Mew

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:04 PM

For awhile now my mouse has been very erratic, and I want to reinstall my comp to rid the problem. My antivirus & Malwarebytes' are not finding the problem.

With all my files now on a flash drive, is it possible to re-contract whatever is giving me mouse problems when I stick the drive back in a fresh installed comp? I highly doubt it, but I want another person's opinion.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

Install Panda USB Vaccine, or BitDefender’s USB Immunizer on your computer to protect it from any infected USB device.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:55 AM

Thanks I will try this, but how exactly does it work? All the virus software I have tried never really blocks the infection, just quarantines it after the infection happens. How can I be sure these 2 programs won't do the same?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

Basically the above programs prevent anything form autoexecute from an external drive so nothing malicious on your USB drive can jump into your hard drive.

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