​Two simple ways to prevent USB flash drive poisoning

- Jun 27, 2018-

USB drive is often used in our daily life of the tool, USB drive inside the store we need a large amount of data, how to improve the safety of the USB drive, prevent USB drive virus, is of concern to us.

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Method 1. Simple and small ways to prevent USB drive poisoning.

This is a small way to summarize yourself in your daily life.


The spread of the virus on the USB drive is aided by the autorun-inf file. The virus first copies itself to the USB drive and then creates an autorun.inf. When you double-click the USB drive, the virus will run the USB drive according to the Settings in autorun-inf. As long as we can prevent the creation of the autorun-inf file, we can only lie down and sleep if there is a virus on the USB drive.


You might think of this, but whatever attribute is set to autorun-inf, the virus changes it. The method I mentioned is to delete the autorun-inf file in the root directory. Then, at the root, create a folder called autorun.inf. This way, the virus cannot create an autorun.inf file because the files and folders of the same name cannot coexist in the same directory. It's not known if there will be new viruses that will automatically delete folders and then create files, but at least for now, this method is very effective.

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Method 2: turn off the automatic playback function of disk as soon as possible: home of USB flash drive.

Every time you check the mobile hard drive into the USB port, it will play automatically. Especially when the mobile hard drive is divided into N areas, it is very troublesome to turn it off manually one by one. It doesn't matter if you're in trouble, the worst thing is that the virus on your USB drive is already on your computer! How can we solve this problem? Here are some ways to turn off the mobile hard drive or the USB flash drive for your reference:


1. SHIFT key method

Has this method been used since Windows98? It's like oh, I first used this method when I turned off the auto-play CD. Hold down SHIFT when you insert your mobile hard drive, and it won't play automatically.


2. Policy group closing method

When panda incense became popular a while ago, the Internet was buzzing with ways to turn off a mobile hard drive or a USB drive using a policy group. For example, click start - run, in the open box, type gpedit.msc, click ok, and open the group policy window. Under the local computer policy in the left pane, expand the computer configuration-management template-system, and then under the Settings title in the right pane, double-click close auto playback. Click "Settings" TAB, select the check button is enabled, then click in the "closed automatically play" box "all drive", click "ok" button, and finally close the group policy window.

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3. Close the service law

Click the right mouse button in the "my computer", choose "management", in the open "computer management" find "services and applications - service", and then to find the right pane "Shell Hardware Detection" service, the service function is to provide notification to automatically play Hardware events, double-click on it, click the "stop" button in the "state", and then amend the "startup type" to "disabled" or "manual".


4. Disk operation method

This works with Windows XP, and it works. Open "my computer", in "hard" or in "a removable storage device" below will see your drive, mobile hard disk drive will be in the "hard", USB drive or a digital camera in "has a removable storage device". Click the right mouse button to shut down automatically playback function of the drive, choose "properties", select "autoplay" in the pop-up window TAB, where the user can for "music file", "image", "video file", "mixed content" and "music CD" the contents of the five kinds of different operating mode, chooses "not perform actions" can disable automatic operation function, Settings take effect immediately after "ok". This approach is also used for DVD/CD drives.