USB drives are also known as USB thumb drives and are used by parents, students or business professionals. I have found them to be a great way to transfer information from my home computer to my office computer. USB drives can also be taken to an Internet Cafe or used on a shared computer, making them susceptible to viruses and spyware. Here are some reasons to use an anti-virus specifically designed to protect your USB drive.
You can use an anti-virus which is downloaded as freeware or as paid software. An anti-virus is an unique program, because it is created to provide protection for files, even those files located on USB flash drives. As a full program it works based on the fact that USB flash drives are more susceptible to storing and transmission of viruses when they are inserted into computers.
An important program called an anti-virus can is developed to protect USB drives from Malware, and the following article will explain why it is a handy little program to use.
Running An Anti-virus
An anti-virus can be installed on any computer with a 32-bit Windows platform. An USB anti-virus is a small and unobtrusive file, without interference with other programs such as pop-up blockers. These programs also require the standard 512 MB of RAM to function properly.
Overall, there are usually no problems when running an anti-virus. It is also important to have the USB flash drive attached, as the computer can quickly detect if one is not present. An anti-virus can be available for immediate use after installation without having to restart the computer.
Performance of an Anti-Virus
The program provides a suitable method for protecting USB pen drives from becoming infected, and infecting other computer systems. It does this by preventing the Auto.inf file from the drive executing, thus making it impossible for viruses on USB drives to install. It will quickly scan the flash drive when it is attached, and will stop any malicious files from accessing the hard drive.
This is a distinct advantage for anyone who continually uses a flash drive to share files between computers. With this program installed there is less risk of a virus being transmitted from a home computer onto a USB drive that is inserted into an office computer.
This reduces the risk of having malware infecting other computers or disabling a computer network. Therefore, the greatest advantage of using an anti-virus is the ability to scan for files located on the plug and play USB flash drives to quickly detect and eliminate viruses.