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

Harish Kotian harish at accessindia.org.in
Sun Jun 1 00:58:10 EDT 2008


Hi Anubha

As I had mentioned, there are 2 ways the autorun viruses can be triggered and hence it is necessary for both the steps to be followed for it to be effective.
Harish.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <pinkanu.anubha at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] Tips to get rid of pen drives triggered virus


> 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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