scanning flash drives for nasties

  MJS WARLORD 14:22 23 Oct 2018

a memory jogger for somebody ! on a recent post I saw a utility mentioned that is made specifically for protecting flash drives but I cant remember what it was called , answers on a postcard please.

btw I don't leave flash drives plugged in unless I plan on using them.

  Belatucadrus 16:56 24 Oct 2018
  MJS WARLORD 18:00 24 Oct 2018

thanks that was the one

  bromanz 19:54 24 Oct 2018

yes I posted Mcshield - very effective but need to disable hard disk scan on startup option in settings ( obviously leave flash drive option on) otherwise HD scan will delay startup & duplicate your AV scanning.

  wee eddie 20:22 24 Oct 2018

Most Available have a Setting that Scans any Drive as it is plugged in. That should be sufficient

  wee eddie 20:23 24 Oct 2018

For Available. Please read - AVs

  martd7 23:00 24 Oct 2018

I use Panda AV and when you connect a flash drive to the pc the program asks if you want the drive scanned

  Forum Editor 11:56 25 Oct 2018

Your normal anti-virus software should scan flash drives automatically, but you may need to turn on the option in settings.

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