10 Tools to Protect Your USB Thumb Drive from Infected Programs

Posted by Joe Burrill | On | March 19, 2012 | Filed under Technology

It’s quite generous thing to get infection or virus attack on your computer while using someone else’s USB pen drive or thumb drive. We cannot deny completely use of USB drive as it helps us in data transfer and keep some files which need portability. But with interaction to many computers which may need to be protected via Antivirus Programs, your USB thumb drive might be the medium for those viruses to infect other systems.

 

USB thumb drive is not so easy going thing; it may infect your system files and may force you to re-install your windows system from the scratch. In addition you may lose your valuable data kept in your USB due to deadly infected programs. To get overcome from these situations, we are listing 10 most useful applications which are built to protect your system from infected USB thumb drives.

 

1. Panda USB Vaccine

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Panda USB Vaccine is a free utility from Panda Research which helps prevent malware infections due to the autorun feature of Windows Operating Systems.

Panda USB Vaccine

 

2. USB Disk Security

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It delivers high level of protection against theft and accidental disclosure of confidential data, and prevents unauthorized persons from stealing your data.

USB Disk Security

 

3. McAfee VirusScan USB

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Automated, daily anti-virus updates install silently in the background, ensuring your USB drive is always protected from evolving and emerging virus threats.

McAfee VirusScan USB

 

4. USB Threat Defender

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USB Threat Defender is not just another autorun.inf virus remover, it takes more than that to provide maximum protection guarantee.

USB Threat Defender

 

5. USB Guardian

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USB Guardian allows you to safely enjoy file sharing using just an USB thumbdrive for copying the files . Movies, mp3s, documents and pictures can be copied from one computer to another without worrying of getting infected with worms and viruses trough USB drive.

USB Guardian

 

6. USB Immunizer

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The Immunize option allows you to immunize your USB storage device or SD card against infections with autorun-based malware. Even if your storage device has been plugged into an infected computer, the piece of malware will be unable to create its autorun.inf file.

USB Immunizer

 

7. The USB Program

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The USB Program is designed to help prevent computers being infected by autorun viruses. The program is loaded into system memory, when a new removable device attachment occurs, the program automatically renames autorun.inf files on new device into autorun.inf_current date_time, and sets its attribute to “normal”, making it visible for the system.

The USB Program

 

8. Autorun Virus Remover

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Autorun Virus Remover uses proactive technology to permanently remove autorun& autorun.inf viruses, also it can block any autorun/autorun.inf viruses trying to infect the system via USB drives(pendrive, external hard disk, iPod, etc).

Autorun Virus Remover

 

9. Autorun Protector

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Autorun Protector is a two way protection standalone software that prevents your PC from infecting with autorun worms and also protecting your removable device from being infected from other sources.

Autorun Protector

 

10. Ninja Pendisk

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This ninja awaits quietly in the system tray for the times whenever a USB pendisk is inserted on the computer which will be examined to uncover the commonly malicious or virulent files known as “autorun.inf” and “ctfmon.exe” amongst many others.

Ninja Pendisk

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