Saturday, November 12, 2011

Panda Security USB Vaccine - free anti autorun malware defense

If you are familiar with USB Disk Security that enables you to stop malware from infecting your system coming from removable drive like SD Card and Flash Drives. I stumbled a similar tool at Lifehacker called Panda USB Vaccine.

The Panda USB Vaccine will protect your system from autorun driven malwares in the following way: 

Panda USB Vaccine is a free solution designed to protect against this threat. It offers a double layer of preventive protection, allowing users to disable the AutoRun feature on computers as well as on USB drives and other devices:
Vaccine for computers: This is a ‘vaccine' for computers to prevent any AutoRun file from running, regardless of whether the device (memory stick, CD, etc.) is infected or not.
Vaccine for USB devices: This is a ‘vaccine' for removable USB devices, preventing the AutoRun file from becoming a source of infection. The tool disables this file so it cannot be read, modified or replaced by malicious code.
This is a very useful tool as there is no simple way of disabling the AutoRun feature in Windows. This provides users with a simple way of disabling this feature, offering a high degree of protection against infections from removable drives and devices. 
It is a free tool from Panda Security. You have to do is fill up the form and you will get the download link from your email.

Download Panda Security USB Vaccine: Here

Tip: Another way of protecting your system form autorun malware is to create a folder named "autorun.inf" in your drive.

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