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

akhil.akhil29 at gmail.com akhil.akhil29 at gmail.com
Sat May 31 02:00:14 EDT 2008


Hi syed,

pls explain it with more details.

thanks,

akhilesh.


On 5/31/08, Syed Imran <syed.fame at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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