One of my friend asked me a question that how can he protect his USB Flash Drive, iPod and other removable USB storage device from getting infected when connected to those computers in his college or some one else computer which are already infected with virus or trojans.
Today we will tell you how can you copy data from virus infected computer without your USB Flash drive getting infected with a virus.
In order to prevent your USB Drive from getting infected, you will need to create some files on your pen drive like Autorun.inf file and some other files which will later prevent the virus infection as these files being already created and cannot be deleted, so that virus or trojan cannot copy files and folders or create them on your USB Drive when you connect your drive to virus infected PC.
Following are some tools which can help you protect your USB Flash Drives from viruses, trojans and worms
1. Panda USB Vaccine – It allows users to vaccinate their PCs in order to disable AutoRun completely so that no program from any USB/CD/DVD drive, It can be used on individual USB drives to disable its AUTORUN.INF file in order to prevent malware infections from spreading automatically.
When applied on a USB drive, the vaccine permanently blocks an innocuous AUTORUN.INF file, preventing it from being read, created, deleted or modified. Once applied it effectively disables Windows from automatically executing any malicious file that might be stored in that particular USB drive.
2. USB Defender – It was developed to be extremely easy in use. You can see just two buttons on it: “Protect” and “Unprotect”. First button you are using to vaccinate your drive, second – to remove protection.
After selecting any drive, program automatically detects, if there is any protection active and only one button will be available for you. Some other similar tools which can be used to protect your USB Drives are USB Drive Protector, Make Drive Write Protected, USB Autorun Blocker and USB Protect