Using pen drive is Dangerous !
July 18, 2008 12:24pm CST
Pen drives are essential for transferring data these days. But you could be a victim of infecting virus from drives easily. If you insert your pen drive to an virus infected computer and plug it in your computer, and you are finished. Do you know how to solve this problem.
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19 Jul 08
Hello nahidbd... Make sure the pen drive you are using is COMPATABLE with your computer's operating system. As there are different computer operating systems, there are different types pen drives. I would suspect that your pen drive is NOT virus infected, but rather it is the WRONG one best suited for your computer. commanderxo
19 Jul 08
Early usb drives has some sort of a small toggle switch so that it wont be written, accidental file deletion, or infected. But I haven't seen those type recently. I think this cannot be avoided without this lock. The rule of the thumb here is any media that was used outside of one's system should be scan first before accessing it. If you notice when you insert your USB/pen drive a small window will popup and ask you what to do with. You should NEVER arrive there or that should not happen because if your pen drive is infected your system is already infected with it. The right way to do this if your drive was used outside, press ALT key while inserting your pen drive. This will prevent auto-run feature of the new drive and you could scan first your pen drive.
18 Jul 08
Pen drives are more susceptible to virus attacks cuz when you plug it into a computer it becomes open to that computer. To counter this, when you plug a pen drive to your computer, you should scan it for viruses with your anti-virus before opening it or any file that it contains.