Do you scan your pendrive each time you use???

India
February 22, 2010 9:57am CST
hi guys, scan your pendrive before you start working on it at each time you insert into the port,and usb security is availble so possibly install it to reduce the possiblitites of virus.i think this will help in reducing virus.and do you think is this enough?if you know some more share it with me.
10 responses
@Jimeous (858)
• New Zealand
23 Feb 10
Not anymore. I've created a folder called AutoRun.Inf. Made it a hidden system file and thrown in another file with no extension in it. It's a way of preventing most of the simple virii programs from installing any of thier nasties.
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@Jimeous (858)
• New Zealand
23 Feb 10
errrr thats on all my USB Drives that are connected, as for friends USB drives, I really should scan them first :P
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@kapeed85 (138)
• India
1 Mar 10
I always scan pendrive when insert into the port. I have caspersky antivirus whenever I insert a pendrive it will insist me to scan. I think that this is secure for my computer. So I do not need any other usb security softwares for scanning.
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@kooltiger (851)
• Pakistan
23 Feb 10
yes i do it every time i insert my pen drive into my computer... i scan it first time in the day... but not after that...
@oit236 (38)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Yes I usually scan my pendrive before i use it. USB security is not enough for me because some viruses could not be detected by this mere software. I use well known anti virus software like ESET Nod32. I also tried to use Avira and it works great even in a laptop with only 1 gb of memory. You should try to use one of these softwares for your convenience.
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@Mike4me (567)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
no not really, specially when i'm not using my computer. And if I am in my computer, even if i don't scan it, my virus scanner scans it automatically for me. Well actually, everything external that gets plugged into my computer are being scanned by my virus scanner. There isnt really ways you can prevent viruses from getting inside your drives, you just have to scan/reformat them regularly if you really want a safe and clean drives.
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• India
22 Feb 10
no i dont scan the pen drive every time i use it . i will scan only i get some unusual pen drives from my friends . on other times my antivirus will automatically show if there is any virus and then i will scan . i wont scan the pen drive on 90 % of the occassions . i also have a disk security installed so i have no problem and worries about the pen drive and all
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@reneezoso (393)
• India
22 Feb 10
well ... at times... ..ders always virus in my pendrive... so it s no fact to check it. i use it either way..ignoring the fact abt virus in the pendrive... :P and thtat too my PC doesnt have ANtivirus installed :)
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• India
22 Feb 10
Yes, I always scan my pen-drive by anti-virus before using it. For that, I always keep my anti-virus updated so that any danger of a virus getting in your hard-disk is prevented. And in case, I don't have an updated anti-virus, I always wait till I get it updated and then use it to scan the pen-drive!!
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• Philippines
17 May 10
Yes..I make it a habit to scan my pendrive each time I use it especially when it was plugged in to a different a computer..It's better to prevent viruses from attacking your system rather than curing it later on when it has already infected your system..
@Sir_bobby88 (8241)
• Singapore
30 Mar 10
I do have a antivirus which scan automatically but the virus does not seems to go off and it will infect my computer after plugging in yea .