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

pinkanu.anubha at gmail.com pinkanu.anubha at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 02:18:36 EDT 2008

Hello sir,
Many thanks for mailing these easy tips on access india.
Pls do tell me,Should both these tips be followed one by one to stop the 
Auto run of viruses from & in pen drives or following any one of them will 
be sufficient?
Thanks once again & best regards.  Anubha.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harish Kotian" <harish at accessindia.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:27 PM
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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