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How to scan USB drive, and Disable the Autoplay feature of USB drives.


May 23, 2008

Virus and spyware spreads by creating a copy of itself and starts by autorun.inf files. It is essential to remove the autorun.inf files not only from computers but also from the source i.e. USB Drive, RW- CD Roms, RW-DVD.

Disable the Autorun/Autoplay feature of USB drives.

Download a small tool which can perform such a function is Tweak UI. Download it from here install it.

Then plug your USB drive, scan with good antivirus, antispyware.

PC WORLD ANTI VIRUS COMPARISON

Antivirus software
1

BitDefender 9 Standard

• Performance: Superior • Ease of Use: Very Good • Features: Very Good • Price when ranked: $30 • Vendor’s Website

Inexpensive product received excellent scores in our performance tests, although its scan speed was sluggish. (Last Rated: January 25, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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2

McAfee VirusScan 2006

• Performance: Superior • Ease of Use: Very Good • Features: Very Good • Price when ranked: $40 • Check latest prices

Relatively good heuristics help VirusScan provide solid protection. Phone support costs $3 per minute. (Last Rated: January 25, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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3

Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0

• Performance: Superior • Ease of Use: Good • Features: Good • Price when ranked: $40 • Vendor’s Web Site

Program had the fastest response to new malware outbreaks. Interface is clean but not exceptional. (Last Rated: January 25, 2005) Full ReviewTest Report


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4

F-Secure Anti-Virus 2006

• Performance: Superior • Ease of Use: Good • Features: Good • Price when ranked: $40 • Check latest prices

Solid performer responded quickly in tests and provides best breaking news on malware outbreaks. (Last Rated: January 25, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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5

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006

• Performance: Good • Ease of Use: Very Good • Features: Very Good • Price when ranked: $40 • Check latest prices

Veteren utility offers solid threat detection and a nice interface. Phone support costs $30 per incident. (Last Rated: January 26, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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6

Panda Software Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware

• Performance: Very Good • Ease of Use: Good • Features: Very Good • Price when ranked: $50 • Check latest prices

This former Best Buy performed well, but not exceptionally, in our newest nonspyware tests. (Last Rated: January 26, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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AntiVir Personal Edition Classic 6.32

• Performance: Good • Ease of Use: Good • Features: Fair • Price when ranked: Free • Vendor’s Website

AntiVir performed the best of the free programs, although it failed to clean several old macro viruses. (Last Rated: January 25, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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8

Alwil Software Avast Home Edition 4.6

• Performance: Fair • Ease of Use: Very Good • Features: Good • Price when ranked: Free • Vendor’s Website

Free product has a slick media-player-style interface that hides some features. Scan speed was slow in tests. (Last Rated: January 25, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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9

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security Security 2006

• Performance: Fair • Ease of Use: Superior • Features: Good • Price when ranked: $50 • Check latest prices

Former Best Buy performed poorly in heuristics and zoo tests but has the best interface of the bunch. (Last Rated: January 26, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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10

Grisoft AVG Free Edition 7.1

• Performance: Fair • Ease of Use: Fair • Features: Fair • Price when ranked: Free • Vendor’s Website

Free program has subpar heuristics and one of the clunkier interfaces among the products we tested. (Last Rated: January 25, 2006) Full ReviewTest Report


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Source : http://www.pcworld.com/article/124475-1/article.html