How to prevent your PEN drive from VIRUS

[caption id="attachment_193" align="alignleft" width="294" caption="Pendrive"]Pendrive[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_194" align="aligncenter" width="283" caption="Dialogue window for pendrive"]Dialogue window for pendrive[/caption]
  • 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 .