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USB: Little tool for preventing auto run viruses

One of the main reasons of virus infection to a computer system is wide use of removal medias like pen drives. Because of Windows auto run feature, viruses can easily get into the system when inserting a pen drive. There are several tools and solutions (mentioned many of them on my previous posts) available for preventing auto run viruses. USB is a tiny (7Kb) program designed to prevent autorun viruses from Windows.

One of the main features of this program is its small size (just 7Kb) and low memory usage. Using this program is quite simple. Download and run it. It will sit on the system tray. Right click on it, select ‘Option” and click on ‘Disable autorun for all system drives’ for enabling/disabling auto run.

Click on ‘Check local drives’ from the ‘Action’ menu to find autorun.inf files on all drives. When this file was found, program shows message and renamed this file into autorun.inf_current date_time, and set to it attribute "normal", making it visible for system. As a result it prevents infection.

From the ‘Setting’ tab select ‘Auto start’ if you want to run the program automatically on Windows boot. USB is checked and found to be clean (see result here). Supports Windows 2000 and XP.


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