Protect yourself from USB (pen drive , memory card ) viruses

if you are worried about viruses that comes form your friend's pen drive or memory card then there is a simple trick to identify that the USB drive is free from viruses or not, just follow these steps-
for windows XP : 
STEP 1 : - configure your system to show the hidden files and folders (system) and file extensions-
  • open my computer 
  • click on tools menu --> folder options -->
  • click on view tab
  • check following items-
  •        Show Hidden Files And Folders
  • uncheck following-      
  •        Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)
  •        Hide Extensions for known file types .
  • click on Apply
  • Ok.
STEP 2- 
  • Open Windows Explorer (right click on My Computer --> Select Explore )
  • click on your usb drive form left most pane.
  • see the files and folders in the window there will be your data files and may be some files like 
                      Autorun.inf
                      *****.exe
                      *****.bat
                      *****.com
  • if you find one of above file in your USB drive then there my be a virus in your drive. now select the suspected file/s and delete them. Remember do not open any suspected file.


for windows 7 : 

STEP 1 : - configure your system to show the hidden files and folders (system) and file extensions-
  • open my computer 
  • click on organize --> folder and search options -->
  • click on view tab
  • check following items-
  •        Show Hidden Files And Folders and drive
  • uncheck following-
  •        Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)
  •        Hide Extensions for known file types
  • click on Apply
  • Ok.
STEP 2- 
  • Open My Computer
  • click on your usb drive form left most pane.
  • see the files and folders in the window there will be your data files and may be some files like 
                      Autorun.inf
                      *****.exe
                      *****.bat
                      *****.com
  • if you find one of above file in your USB drive then there my be a virus in your drive. now select the suspected file/s and delete them. Remember do not open any suspected file.

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