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question about an infected flash memory


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#1 shinmarwan

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

in front of me now a flash memory from a friend

 

now i want to plug it but i am afraid that if there any viruses they are waiting for this chance

 

i mean is there any way to prevent being infected while pluging the flash memory ????

 

i am afraid that any virus can slip out although i have eset smart security 6



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

To perform this safely follow these steps: As you insert the drive hold down the left shift key (not sure if the right one does the same function). Be sure to hold down the shift key until the drive is recognized by Windows explorer. This will suppress any auto start applications that might be present on the thumb drive. Once the drive is inserted and recognized you can scan the drive with your ESET Smart Security.

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#3 shinmarwan

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

To perform this safely follow these steps: As you insert the drive hold down the left shift key (not sure if the right one does the same function). Be sure to hold down the shift key until the drive is recognized by Windows explorer. This will suppress any auto start applications that might be present on the thumb drive. Once the drive is inserted and recognized you can scan the drive with your ESET Smart Security.

Hmmmmm .. will try

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

You're welcome.

Also I believe that Auto Run is disabled by default in Windows 7. But it's not a bad idea to be safe and use this procedure if you're not sure.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

You're welcome.

Also I believe that Auto Run is disabled by default in Windows 7. But it's not a bad idea to be safe and use this procedure if you're not sure.

ok  :)

 

thank you again






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