You carry your USB devices everywhere. You use them for running portable software, sharing the bid chunks of data, or for storing important sensitive information. But how can you be sure that one of the infected computers, you may deal in process, will not transfer its diseases to you through the device?
Here comes in the picture Panda USB Vaccine - free antimalware to block malware spreading through USB drives.
There is an increasing amount of malware which, like the dangerous Conficker worm, spreads via removable devices and drives such as memory sticks, MP3 players, digital cameras, etc. To do this, these malicious codes modify the AutoRun file on these devices.
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.
Developers’ Website: http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/downloads/usbvaccine/
Developers do not allow downloading the file from their site without filling your data. If you feel uncomfortable to fill your personal information, you can download the software from Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/Panda-USB-Vaccine.shtml