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How to Care For Your USB from Receiving Viruses??

Question asked by Reya in #Coffee Room on Dec 12, 2010
Reya
Reya · Dec 12, 2010
Rank A3 - PRO
If you desire to protect your USB from getting unwanted files like virus, worm, spy, trojan etc than you are at the exact place.

What I’m gonna tell you is that how to setup your registry to end a computer from saving files to your USB (It’ll block all of them)

If you have windows XP with SP2, then you can immobilize the writing option to USB drives. This trick is very helpful if you have virus in your computer and desire to copy files from a USB Drive but don’t desire to transfer virus to the USB. Follow the given steps to disable the USB writing option:

TO TURN ON THE DEFENCE:

Open notepad and copy and paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies]

“WriteProtect”=dword:00000001

Now keep the file with the extension “.reg”.

Click on the file you presently saved. In the pop-up window chose YES and then OK.

That’s it your USB is now sheltered.


To TURN DEFENCE OFF:

open notepad,copy and paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies]

“WriteProtect”=dword:00000000

Now put aside the file with the extension “.reg”.

Click on the file you presently saved. In the pop-up window click YES and then OK.

Now defense is disabled. Posted in: #Coffee Room
narayana murthy
narayana murthy · Dec 12, 2010
Rank A3 - PRO
i think keeping an pendrive antispy in usb is a easy task than this programming
Deepika Bansal
Deepika Bansal · Dec 13, 2010
Rank B2 - LEADER
will this work for win 7 ultimate.........??
Deepika Bansal
Deepika Bansal · Dec 13, 2010
Rank B2 - LEADER
@narayana: can you please suggest any usb antispy.....??
Sonal Raj
Sonal Raj · Dec 14, 2010
Rank E2 - BEGINNER
are there any usb antispys available for win 7 ultimate??
gizmotech
gizmotech · Dec 16, 2010
Rank D2 - MASTER
To protect your system from infected pendrives, turn off the Autoplay and Autorun. Autorun automatically executes the autorun file which is usually infected with viruses. This will prevent your pen drive from auto-transmitting the viruses. After inserting the pen drive you can scan it using any anti-virus solution.
makru921
makru921 · Dec 16, 2010
Rank C3 - EXPERT
Microsoft security essentials is quite useful for protecting your system and the USB drive, from my experience. For genuine Windows users, it is free as well...
Gurjeet Singh
Gurjeet Singh · Dec 16, 2010
Rank B1 - LEADER
for manually if you have to turn off autoplay then go to Start->Run->gpedit.msc->user configuration->Administrative template->turnoff Autoplay-> then click the radio button Enabled and select from the dropdown menu for all drives.
Reya
Reya · Dec 18, 2010
Rank A3 - PRO
Hey thanks for the info!It was useful!

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