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#1 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:58 PM

HI,I have been looking for a tutorial on flash drives and how to use them.

What i would like to do is put malware,anti-virus and such on a flash drive so that it is usable anywhere,also on one the posts i ran across said to disable the

autorun feature as that brings  along little gremlins with it,but the post was from 2009 so i did not want run it and disable autorun and end up losing PC in the end by disabling something that has unintended causes to it.

My PC is a DELL E521,XP PRO,SP3,3.0Ghz,4GIGS RAM with a 2nd HDD IDE installed any input would be appreciated,thanks


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:19 AM


How to Use a USB Flash Drive

This topic explains autorun and disabling that feature: Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention of Malware Infection

You can place any stand-alone security application on a usb drive and run it from that location. Programs like Malwarebytes require installation so they cannot be run from the flash drive.
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:25 AM

Hi,
 
Like quietman7 said: you can place any malware fighting tool on a USB, just keep in mind to update them regularly. Installers like the one from Malwarebytes update the program to its latest version when installed but be sure to use the latest version when no Internet connection is available.
 
Bear in mind that some malware fighting tools get updated regularly and have no automatic update function built in. It is important you use always the latest version available.
 
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:43 AM


Five portable antimalware tools

List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools which can be used to supplement your anti-virus and anti-spyware or get a second opinion:Other Free Malware Removal Tools by Anti-virus vendors:Note: Many of these tools are stand-alone applications contained within zipped files...meaning they require no installation so after extraction, they can be copied to and run from usb drives.
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

Thank you for the info.,but one last question as i add new security programs they are not going over write each other if i understand it right

Have a good NEW YEAR hope next will be better.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:03 PM

Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:07 AM

HI,quiteman7,Well downloaded the 5 malware items you suggested,,so i suppose it should have some of the anti- virus programs downloaded to,thank you again



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

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