I hate stranger USB Flash Disk and even disable it from my computer at the office because in many cases proofed as source virus spread. The last case with Flash Disk force me to reinstall Windows operating system and make late for making report.
I could not prohibit total USB flash disk utilization since it’s lightweight, enough storage capacity and modest but I must find a way to protect my computer and my laptop from someone USB flash disk that has virus potential.
Finally I found the solution for this problem :
Install free antivirus that able to :
- Automatically scan flash disk when plug in.
- Activate lock mechanism for usb flash disk for prevent future virus.
I have try this software in last two years and very satisfied with its performance. Smadav originally built for Indonesian user who suffer from local virus and international virus.
Download latest free smadav anti virus from here. Save to My Documents or other location.
I install smadav on my netbook that run Windows 7, the process itself is easy, just double click the installer file.
Click Accept button.
Click Install button.
The program will be installed automatically, choose Yes when you prompted with this pop up. Basically, smadav ask you to enable real time protection.
Tuning little bit
Open smadav and go to setting part, enable all feature under “Pengaturan Dasar” and close it.
USB Flash Disk Virus Protection
Just plug USB flash disk, smadav will automatically add protection for the disk. If you list the disk using Windows Explorer you’ll see ‘lock’ beside autorun.inf file. That means the flash disk is protected by smadav.
At this stage you have full virus protection for your computer, laptop or netbook plus other virus threat that might come from other USB flash disk.
I’ll write about add more virus definition data for smadav. More data mean more protection.
See you in other post and stay health!