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Antivirus for flash drives?

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#1 Codaeus


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:10 PM

Been researching this for my home PC, and whittled down the choices to three: McShield, Bitdefender USB Immunizer, & SmadAV 2017. I'd like to hear opinions/recommendations on these, as I am sort of stuck deciding which to pick.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:05 AM

Most anti-virus solutions include the option to scan USB drives.

MCShield is an antimalware program (not an anti-virus) designed to prevent infections transmitted via removable drives.
Bitdefender USB Immunizer is a stand-alone program that disables autorun-related threats before they access the computer.

If you are just looking for USB Protection Tools:

Note Panda Computer Vaccination will prevent any AutoRun file from running, regardless of whether the removable device is infected or not.
Panda USB Vaccination disables the autorun file so it cannot be read, modified or replaced and creates an Autonrun.inf as protection against malicious code. Panda Security advises that once USB drives have been vaccinated, they cannot be reversed except with a format. If you do this, be sure to back up your data files first or they will be lost during the formatting process.

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