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Title: How to protect your USB from getting infected by Virus
Post by: Timi Dapsin on December 23, 2013, 12:29:40 PM
AS an IT repair guy, i often have to disinfect computer from malwares.
 So i need my tools to be on my USB to do my job, unfortunately some systems have malwares that infect my USB flash/pendrive right away after i insert it.
 Of course , i dont want to format my USB and recopy all my tools after each interventions...
 
 There is some solutions/alternatives to that like:
 
 - using a media disc (CD, DVD, etc...): of course it is safe but quite expensive if i need to update my tools.
 
 - using a USB with write-protected switch: the simplest method, but a bit pricey especially if you already have many USBs.
 
 the free solutions available are:
 
 USB WriteProtector (http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Security/Encrypting/Windows-Portable-Applications-Portable-USB-WriteProtector.shtml)
 
 USB Defender (https://sites.google.com/site/mbentefor/proj_usbdefender) (i am using this one, thanks to Littlebits)
 
 Windows Autorun Disable by SecurityXploded v.1.0 (http://securityxploded.com/windows-autorun-disable.php)
 
 MCShield (http://www.mcshield.net/)
 
 of course , they are not the perfect solutions, but better than nothing (http://malwaretips.com/styles/default/xenforo/clear.png) :D protect