[AI] Tips to get rid of pen drives triggered virus

Syed Imran syed.fame at gmail.com
Sat May 31 12:38:45 EDT 2008

And one more very effective tip is to disable the autoplay feature itself. 
To do so, use the group policy editor
diolog. This will launch the group policy editor. here, navigate to
Administrative templet
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harish Kotian" <harish at accessindia.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:27 AM
Subject: [AI] Tips to get rid of pen drives triggered virus

> Hello all
> Of late, many computer virus are useing pen drives / thumb drives / flash 
> drives to launch viruses.
> A few simple steps can stop the viruses to launch itself.
> 1 Whenever, you plug in one of these devices, keep the shift key down and 
> realease it only after a few seconds after the device is connected. This 
> will stop the autorun being activated.
> 2 In My-computer don't double click or hit enter on the drive letter where 
> this device is connected. Doing this can also trigger the autorun. Instead 
> right click on that drive and select the Explore feature. Using the 
> windows-explorer feature, you can select the desired file or open it.
> Even if the device is carrying the virus, it won't hurt you if you follow 
> these simple steps. Probably, you can make it your regular routine 
> whenever you need to open files from one of these plugable devices.
> Harish
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