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

Divyanshu Ganatra dnganatra at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 08:15:32 EDT 2008


harish,, what you  suggested works for most. one could also try
running the batch file i had posted earlier on this group. it seems to
 take care of the rest.
divyanshu

On 5/31/08, Harish Kotian <harish at accessindia.org.in> wrote:
> 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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