Stick my flash drive in a virus/malware infected machine, I don't think so!
I have already found viruses that can turn of the write protection software on a flash drive. I don't see flash drives with the switch on the side any more. The best option for me would to use an external optical drive, if there is none installed, to copy whatever anti virus sofware to the machine. some sofware amy even run off a cd.
I always try to have a least 2 flash drives one for using on the client machine with the relevant apps (mostly portable / standalone apps) and the other for my personal use. this way I minimise the risk of infecting my own machine at work or home.
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