Sorry for the late reply guys, my son was not cooperating this evening!
As far as I know, there is no USB Flash disinfector program for Linux (I could be wrong though). While running Windows, you may disinfect your flashdrive using Flash Disinfector...that would be fine. Here are instructions for running the tool within Windows:
Download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
- Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
- The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
- Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
- Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
- Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.
Alternatively, you should not need a USB disinfection utility if you're looking at the flash drive with a Linux OS. Windows and Linux are two completely different cups of tea.
FlashDisinfector is pretty safe in XP as long as you follow the directions, so I wouldn't worry too much about that. Your system showed no signs of an autorun infection to begin with, so the chances of that happening are extremely low if the proper directions are followed with FlashDisinfector.
Again, sorry for the late response, and if you have any questions, please let us know!
EDIT: P.S. Nick's instructions above are good and you shouldn't have much trouble with them either!
Edited by bloopie, 26 June 2014 - 08:52 PM.