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Flash memory virus scan

By mstarr ·
Do any of the current anti-virus programs scan flash drives or any flash memory when it is pluged into a PC for virus?

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by ctrservices In reply to Flash memory virus scan

Most (if not all) scanners should. Insert the drive first before opening the scanner.

For AVG--click Test Center--Scan Selected Areas--check the drive--click Scan Selected Areas

For Norton--click Scan for viruses--click Scan all removable drives.

All scanners will work somewhat the same.

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by TheChas In reply to Flash memory virus scan

The AV programs that I am familiar with do not automatically scan any drive when it is connected to the PC.

You can set most AV programs to scan files on access. It slows the system down a bit, but makes sure that any file that is accessed is scanned.


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by NZ_Justice In reply to Flash memory virus scan will scan all devices attached to your computer. try it out.

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Flash memory virus scan

by hart85 In reply to Flash memory virus scan

Yes, the new Symantec Endpoint Protection SEP11 does a AV scan on the USB drive and/or the files whenever they are accessed.

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MetaDefender for Media?

by tomm In reply to Flash memory virus scan

Not aware of any that prevent flash drive from mounting and scanning. OPSWAT has a solution, MetaDefender for Media which scans flash drives and other portable media with 7 AVs. Current implementation is oriented towards Kiosks at check points to secured areas. Road map hints at introduction of endpoint clients to prevent mounting while content is sent to a server/kiosk over the network.

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