Awareness about the USB viruses
HOW TO AVOID VIRUS, SPREADING THROUGH USB
ANTIVIRUS HELP DESK,
DON’T GET PANIC ABOUT THE VIRUS, Try to avoid
Virus & worms are easily spread by carrying it on a removable medium such as , USB drive, I-Pod, CD, Floppy
USB drive is otherwise called as “Flash Drive”,” Thumb Drive” ,”Memory stick” ,”External USB Hard Disk”.
Even though we have very good Antivirus, New Viruses are one step Ahead than Antivirus
We cannot restrict USB Drive , but we can avoid spreading of virus & Worms through USB Drive.
So we have to be little bit careful while working with USB Drive, some precautionary steps are follows
How to avoid???
• Don’t allow the USB Drive to Auto Play after plug in,
Go to My computer
Devices with Removable storage
Do not Double click the USB Drive
RIGHT CLICK THE USB DRIVE
SELECT THE SCAN FOR VIRUS OPTION & RUN IT.
WAIT FOR COMPLETING THE PROCESS.
Now you can view the Contents of your USB Drive
Copy the necessary files
Repeat the Process while using USB Drive
Now your Laptop & system is free from viruses & worms
It is a time consuming process, but no other way to avoid
HOW TO FIND USB DRIVE AFFECTED WITH
How to identify the USB drive affected
1. Insert USB
2. Enable Hidden files & folders
How to Enable Hidden files & folders
1. Go to Tools Folder options
2. Under view tab go to
click view tab
3. Click radio button “show hidden files and folders”
4. Remove check mark “Hide extension for known file types” 5. “Hide protected operating system files”
6. Click Apply, ok.
Screen shot in
After Inserting in USB drive
This screen shot
shows the USB
drive which is
After enabling the hidden files you can view the virus in the USB drive as shown below.
For viewing the content of PEN DRIVE EACH TIME pl. follow the STEP 1 to STEP 4
E: DRIVE IS YOUR PEN DRIVE:
What is inside the Autorun.inf?
NOTE: IN THIS AUTORUN.INF FILE, SOME UNWANTED SCRIPTS ARE
USED TO REDUCE THE PERFOMANCE OF YOUR PC. SO PLEASE FOLLOW
THE ABOVE PROCRDURE WHILE USING THE PENDRIVE & KEEP YOUR
MACHINE VIRUS FREE.(IF U DOUBLE CLICK THE PEN DRIVE WITH OUT FOLLOWING THE ABOVE PROCEDURE, THEN THE AUTORUN.INF WILL
START EXECUTING THE SCRIPTS IN YOUR MACHINE WITHOUT YOUR
KNOWLEDGE THEREBY AFFECTING THE MACHINE)
NOTE: Script & exe files may vary
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