USB storage devices have gained popularity nowadays. However, they are always host to viruses, Trojans, hacker toolkits, worms and other kinds of malicious programs. For example, when you plug your USB disk into a computer that is infected by viruses, these viruses will enter into your USB disk by creating a file named AUTORUN.INF and malicious programs on the disk. After that, when you use the USB disk in another computer, the one will be at risk. Threats from USB storage devices to computers have been a huge security risk for businesses and individuals. So, how should we protect against threats from USB storage devices? Well, here are some suggestions.
- Disable AUTORUN in the registry and remove the AUTORUN.INF file manually. The AUTORUN.INF file is a text file located in the root directory. It enables malicious programs to automatically run when the USB storage device is plugged into a computer. Therefore, many instructions online suggest you to disable AUTORUN in the registry and delete the AUTORUN.INF file and the malicious programs manually. But we are not familiar with the registry and AUTORUN files.
- Scan the removable storage media by certain antivirus software whenever it is plugged into a computer. However, antivirus software is always based on the database of signature and can't find new malicious programs. What is more, scanning USB disk is time consuming.
- Choose the software Removable Storage Guard to help you turn the AUTORUN off and remove all the threats from your USB storage device quickly and exactly by its new technology. You needn't worry about threats from USB storage as soon as you install the software. You can find the software on link: ?id=513961