Today, I would like to share three programs that you should install in your computer in order to protect it from being infected with viruses spread by thumb drives. The following programs are free and you can simply download it via the link given. I hope you find them helpful to keep all the unwanted malware, adware and viruses at bay. Thank you.
Panda USB Vaccine is a free utility from Panda Research which helps prevent malware infections due to the autorun feature of Windows Operating Systems. Once executed the user can choose two types of vaccinations: Computer Vaccination or USB Drive Vaccination. USB Vaccine allows users to vaccinate their PCs in order to disable autorun completely so that no program from any USB/CD/DVD drive (regardless of whether they have been previously vaccinated or not) can auto-execute. This is a really helpful feature as there is no user friendly and easy way of completely disabling autorun on a Windows PC. Panda USB Vaccine can be used on individual USB drives to disable its autorun.inf file in order to prevent malware infections from spreading automatically.
Click HERE to download USB Vaccine
USB Drive Fresher automatically tidies your flash drives
On my service bench, we’ve got a handful of USB flash drives that get cluttered up on a daily basis. By the end of the day, they’re often loaded up with drivers, backups, thumbs.db files – you name it.
Yesterday, I found USBDriveFresher. It’s a free utility designed to clean up flash drives with minimal fuss. You can create your own cleanup routines. Cleanup can even be done automatically, which is useful if you constantly need a clean drive like I do.
You’re not limited to cleaning up flash drives, though. Fresher’s custom cleanup option lets you run your tidy-up routines on any folder on your computer.
USBDriveFresher is a free download and runs on everything from Windows 98 forward. It only uses about 6MB when running – well worth it if you need to keep a number of drives clean and ready-to-use.
Click HERE to download USBDriveFresher
USB Disk Security
USB Disk Security provides 100% protection against any threats via USB drive, however, the majority of other products are unable even to guarantee 90% protection. USB Disk Security is the best antivirus software to permanently protect offline computer without the need for signature updates, but other antivirus software should update signature database regularly, and they cannot effectively protect offline computer. This light and easy to use solution is 100% compatible with all software and doesn’t slow down your computer at all. You pay USB Disk Security once and get it all, however, other antivirus products should be paid for updates every year.
You can download USB Disk Security HERE.