Protect your USB drive from Trojan/Viruses

on Friday, December 4, 2009

Now a days the main route taken by Trojan/Virus to get into your system and infect it is through the Autorun.inf file.

The virus writes its path to the Autorun.inf and when you double click the drive or when you plug in your USB drive and if your Autorun feature is enabled, the virus gets activated and invades your system.  These viruses can get help from Autorun.inf file present in root of each drive.

An efficient way to minimize the threat is to create a folder and name it Autorun.inf and place it in your USB drive.  Right click it and make it hidden.  This disables the activity of virus writing its own code into the Autorun.inf file.


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