How To Clean Virus In Pen Drive When Your Antivirus Fails To Do So ????

@Ganesh44 (5547)
India
September 15, 2008 3:37am CST
Hey My antivirus dont detect my pen drive virus whenever I use my pendrive it crashes my windows xp SP2 easily ..... I decided to go to cybercafe and clean the virus ....but later I realized its not ethical to crash someones computer just to clean your pen drive virus and cybercafe are not meant for same what do you think ...?? What should I do ??? Thanks Take Care Ganesh
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4 responses
15 Sep 08
Some of the viruses are made to move through removal devices 1. It is better to block the pen drive alone like this or 2.If USB is needed It is better to remove the autoplay option Select Start-Run Type gpedit.msc and press enter Select Computer configuration - Administrative templates - System - Turn off autoplay Select Enabled and select all drives Select User configuration - Administrative templates - system - Turn off autoplay Select Enabled and select all drives close the group policy object window Select start - run type gpupdate and press enter restart the system The autoplay functionality will be disabled providing prevention of virus In some cases the viruses will override the functionality So please do not open pen driver directly Select start - run and type the drive letter of the pen drive For antivirus use kaspersky series
15 Sep 08
1. To block the pen drive and all usb mass storage devices Try this link http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/26/disable-usb-removable-mass-storage-device-drive-access-in-windows/
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
15 Sep 08
you are saying to remove autoplay but ineed to access the contents also....u can do that holding shift key no need for such a long procedure Yes i will try Kapersky series Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
15 Sep 08
Hi Ganesh44, I haven't a clue about that one as my husbands deals with that sort of theings and he knows all about them. Tamara
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
17 Sep 08
Not a problem at all....you are great problem solver as you can try things you are new to..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
• United Kingdom
15 Sep 08
Hi Ganesh, Have you got any important files on your memory stick? If not, then just format the thing and start fresh! This will kill the virus no problem. If you have some files that you would like to keep then copy them to another media, on your pc or something and then format the pendrive. Goodluck Andrew
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
17 Sep 08
Yes infact I have important files in my pen drive and some carries virus so I can not copy it anywhere else .....as it will spread virus to more files ..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
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@zhaosonghan (1039)
• China
15 Sep 08
You can copy your data to your computer,and kill them with antivirus,after all done,formating your Pen Drive,and copy data back,it's ok.But this way have a little dangerous,if your data in your Pen Drive is not very important,just formating it,hoping this can help you.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
15 Sep 08
hey if I copy my data to computer virus would be copied and my computer can not detect type of virus my pendrive has ...lol Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh