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#1 LittleGreenDots

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

I was reading some articles here today about safe practices and prevention methods and thought I saw a program listed that I could use to check external hardware (like a flash drive) for malware, but now I can't find it again.

 

Can somebody help me?

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:11 PM

I have been trying to backtrack my steps from my earlier reading and I just now found the one I was thinking about.  It's Jotti's Malware Scan.

 

I will check out these other ones you've listed.  I should have written it down when I first found it.

 

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Jotti's virusscan is an online service where you can submit samples of suspicious files for analysis.

Two other similar sites are:Malware samples uploaded to VirusTotal, Jotti's Virus Scan, and a few other similar sites is distributed to each anti-virus vendor that chooses to participate in the service but that participation list changes from time to time. This is the current list of the companies that take part in VirusTotal with their anti-virus engines.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:19 AM

I run Eset's NOD32 v. 6, and it prompts you to run a scan on a pen drive any time its plugged into the computer. Since a couple of my pendrives also get some public exposure, I run ClevX on them.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:27 AM

I use the same version of Eset myself. Sometimes the prompt feels more like a "nag" when I plug in a clean usb drive but safety comes first.
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