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How to Block Malware Spreading through USB Drive


One of the way offline malware/virus infections is using AutoRun.Inf that usually found on USB drive. There is an increasing amount of malware spreads via USB drives. To do this, these malicious codes modify the AutoRun.inf file on these devices.  One effective way to block the malware spread from USB drive is by locking AutoRun file on these devices.  There are several software that can be used to lock the autorun file on the USB drive and the file is locked with the software can not be modified and deleted manually or by other program.

Here the some tools that can be used to prevent virus infection through the autorun file:

A. USB Defender


USB Defender is portable software and powerful application to protect you from autorun viruses. USB Defender will detect USB drive that connected to computer automatically you can easily protect or unprotect the device. USB Defender supported Windows 2K, Win XP, Vista and Windows 7.

To use this software is easy, just run the software, select USB drive to protect then click “Protect” button. USB Defender software can be downloading at:

B. Panda USB Vaccine


Panda USB Vaccine is free antimalware to block malware spreading through USB drives from panda security.  Panda USB Vaccine is a free solution for users to disable the AutoRun feature on computers as well as on USB drives and other devices.

Just like USB defender, Panda USB Vaccine is easy to use too but this software not portable software. You can download file installer Panda USB Vaccine at this link:

C. SMADAV Anti-Virus


SMADAV is more than just antivirus. This software combines antivirus and tool in one package. SMADAV is portable software. To lock autorun file using SMADAV is easy, run the software, click Tools tab then click Smad-Lock. Select the drive to protect.

You get more info SMADAV antivirus at: SMADAV Anti-Virus and Tools in One Package

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