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Bitdefender USB Immunizer protects your PC from flash drive malware

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

Bitdefender USB Immunizer protects your PC from flash drive malware
By Mark Wilson

There are a number of ways in which a virus or malware infection can find its way onto a computer, and if USB drives are used to transport files from one machine to another, this represents a security risk that could be exploited by malicious software. Part of the problem arises from the fact that USB drives can be configure to autorun just like optical media, but this is something you can tackle with Bitdefender USB Immunizer.

This free tool is not new, but it has undergone an overhaul that makes it easier to work with multiple USB drives and enables you to prevent USB drives from being automatically launched. This is achieved by creating a read-only autorun.inf file in the root of the drive, which is left blank so that it serves no real function. Because the file is read-only, it cannot be edited by malware looking to launch itself when your USB drive is plugged in.

More: http://betanews.com/...-drive-malware/

Information about Bitdefenders product and download: http://labs.bitdefen...nizer/overview/

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