How to prevent your PEN drive from VIRUS

Robdale

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Friends many of your PC/laptop's normally gets virus because of Pen Drives or USB devices (Even PC's who are not connected to network ). Some Virus like Ravmon Virus , Heap41a worm which are not detected by anti virus normally spreads mostly by the Pen Drives . In such a case what can you do to prevent your PC from getting infected with Virus that spreads through USB devices or Pen Drives ?

You can protect your PC by just following the simple steps below . It won't take much time.

Connect your Pen Drive or USB drive to your computer .

Now a dialogue window will popup asking you to choose among the options as shown in the figure



Don't choose any of them , Just simply click Cancel.

* Now go to Start--> Run and type cmd to open the Command Prompt window
* Now go to My Computer and Check the Drive letter of your USB drive or Pen Drive. ( E.g. If it is written Kingston (I , then I: will be the drive letter .)
* In the Command Window ( cmd ) , type the drive letter: and Hit Enter .
* Now type dir/w/o/a/p and Hit Enter
* You will get a list of files . In the list , search if anyone of the following do exist:

1. Autorun.inf
2. New Folder.exe
3. Bha.vbs
4. Iexplore.vbs
5. Info.exe
6. New_Folder.exe
7. Ravmon.exe
8. RVHost.exe or any other files with .exe Extension .

If you find any one of the files above , Run the command attrib -h -r -s -a *.* and Hit Enter.
Now Delete each File using the following Command del filename ( E.g del autorun.inf ) .

That's it . Now just scan your USB drive with the anti virus you have to ensure that you made your Pen Drive free of Virus .

Hi Friends...
This virus is very very common now...
To know whether ur system is infected just type C:\heap41a in the address bar...
if there is a folder named heap41a, then ur system is infected...
(AVAST antivirus is the best solution for this worm...) symantec also works.

Thanks.
 
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Thank you for the info !Nice Article..
 

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For antivirus my personal choice is QuickHeal Total Security 2009. It automatically delete autorun.inf and other infected files as soon as i plug my pendrive to pcTry this and you won't be disappointed.one suggestion from Digit magazine....it is very usefullopen cmd prompt Start > Run > type cmd > enter type drive letter d: and enter then in D: drive make a folder named autorun.infand like this make a folder named autorun.inf to your pen drive. Windows does not allow two things with same file name at a place. thus in your pen drive autorun.inf file will not be created by worm.
 

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the title of the article is misleading it means how to prevent the virus from getting into the pen drive. doing what u said wont stop it from entering the pen drive again if inserted into an affected PC
 

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Exactly , to prevent a pen drive from getting a virus , you will have to enable write protection or something
 

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I thought you were going to share something extraordinary:wall:
 


Robdale

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the title of the article is misleading

it means how to prevent the virus from getting into the pen drive.

doing what u said wont stop it from entering the pen drive again if inserted into an affected PC

Its one n the same buddy.
 

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Friends many of your PC/laptop's normally gets virus because of Pen Drives or USB devices (Even PC's who are not connected to network ). Some Virus like Ravmon Virus , Heap41a worm which are not detected by anti virus normally spreads mostly by the Pen Drives . In such a case what can you do to prevent your PC from getting infected with Virus that spreads through USB devices or Pen Drives ?

You can protect your PC by just following the simple steps below . It won't take much time.

Connect your Pen Drive or USB drive to your computer .

Now a dialogue window will popup asking you to choose among the options as shown in the figure



Don't choose any of them , Just simply click Cancel.

* Now go to Start--> Run and type cmd to open the Command Prompt window
* Now go to My Computer and Check the Drive letter of your USB drive or Pen Drive. ( E.g. If it is written Kingston (I , then I: will be the drive letter .)
* In the Command Window ( cmd ) , type the drive letter: and Hit Enter .
* Now type dir/w/o/a/p and Hit Enter
* You will get a list of files . In the list , search if anyone of the following do exist:

1. Autorun.inf
2. New Folder.exe
3. Bha.vbs
4. Iexplore.vbs
5. Info.exe
6. New_Folder.exe
7. Ravmon.exe
8. RVHost.exe or any other files with .exe Extension .

If you find any one of the files above , Run the command attrib -h -r -s -a *.* and Hit Enter.
Now Delete each File using the following Command del filename ( E.g del autorun.inf ) .

That's it . Now just scan your USB drive with the anti virus you have to ensure that you made your Pen Drive free of Virus .

Hi Friends...
This virus is very very common now...
To know whether ur system is infected just type C:\heap41a in the address bar...
if there is a folder named heap41a, then ur system is infected...
(AVAST antivirus is the best solution for this worm...) symantec also works.

Thanks.

Robdale Thaks 4 the sharing this type valuable thing :yahoo: once again thaks:thumbsup:
 

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the suggestion link about creating a hidden system folder names autorun.inf sounds useful, i will do it for all my drives :)