Making USB Flash Drive Immune to viruses.

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USB flash drive is data storage media which susceptible to the virus, how to make the USB flash drives are immune to viruses?

 

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Making USB Flash Drive Immune to viruses.

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Try the following workarounds and see if it will work. First of all, format the flash drive and make a folder out of it. Name that folder as autorun.inf. And then launch the newly created folder and open your Notepad. Make a Notepad document and right-click and select New and then Text Document. Give it a name which will be replaced with special characters afterwards.

Launch the Character Map software by clicking on Start and then All Programs> System Tools and then click on Character Map. Choose any existing font such as Unicode, Lucida Sans Unicode, Arial Unicode and then scroll it down and look for characters on Korean, Chinese or Japanese or any other odd characters. Select 4 or 5 characters and then copy and change the name of the Notepad file that you created a while ago. The filename will be changed and afterwards you will see characters like boxes or other symbols.

And then modify the attributes of the hidden autorun.inf folder you just created. Launch the Command Prompt and then browse to the drive where you stored the flash drive. Type attrib+s+h autorun.inf. The importance of this is the logic that the Windows could not read two files simultaneously and since the current flash drive autorun.inf name, a new file could not be possible and the virus could not utilize the autorun.inf.

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Making USB Flash Drive Immune to viruses.

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In order to protect or to make usb flash drive immune from autorun viruses and trojan we need to follow some of this tips. First use the write protect feature of the usb flash drive, then install a small freeware named Bitdefender's Usb Immunizer its 1.12mb in size, it is portable utility that will make our works easier.It can be used to immune both our computer system and the usb device.

When you have one or more Usb device just select the one you wants to protect, then click Immunizer,and press ON to immunize the system.

This utility will protect the computer system together with the USB devices from autorun and other related virus.Another way to protect the USB devices is to set the USB port of computer to Read Only.

This means that all application in computers will have no authority to write any data on the USB devices.Also you can disable the usage of Usb device on your system so that any Usb device that connected to your system will not be recognized.

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