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#1 Mochimochi

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:19 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I was just wondering how would one go about protecting themselves from autorun viruses coming from a passport/usb/what have you? :o Since I've read Grinler's list of trustworthy software and have been trying to secure myself from malware since my previous virus troubles :( Now I've recovered, malwarebytes found a trojan in one of my passports and succesfully deleted the file, my antivirus says all clear too.

 

What's a good way to protect myself from any possible autoruns; is bitdefender usb good? And are normal scanners good for cleaning portables too?

Thanks in advanced. ^^



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:39 AM

I can recommend you MCShield for protection from malware that spread via removable drives. Unlike Bitdefender or Panda USB Vaccine that only block autorun.inf , MCShield has various tehniques (desktop.ini , lnk exploit , conficker method and so on) to find and remove malware. It is very light on resources an can work with any other security software.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:24 AM

USB Scanning Tools:USB Protection Tools:
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:04 PM

Thank you TwinHeadedEagle and quietman7 for the fast responses :D I'll be sure to check all of them out! ^^



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

Super Reply by quiteman. That will kinda help solve the issue easily and give enough protection.

There's also a software called as USB Disk Security which is also good for such security. I am currently using it and it is quite easy to use as well. It gives an alert if there are any viruses in the USB which you inserted. So give it a shot but I think some users face some problems installing it so do it proper. Here's the link for step by step tutorial so follow that and you'll be fine - www(dot)techyv(dot)com/questions/what-are-autorun-boot-usb-xp-softwares

 

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:16 AM

The link you provided includes another link to a web site I am not familiar with. The url address in that second link contains the word "crack" and that is generally an indication of a site to stay away from.

USB Disk Security may require a license key from the vendor...one way to circumvent that is to obtain a key from a crack or pirated software site.

When searching for and downloading software it is best practice to download from the vendor's home page or a known trustworthy hosting site.

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