How to prevent your PEN drive from VIRUS

  Monika
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Friends many of your PC/laptop's normally gets virus because of Pen Drives or USB devices (Even PC's who are not connected to network ). Some Virus like Ravmon Virus , Heap41a worm which are not detected by anti virus normally spreads mostly by the Pen Drives . In such a case what can you do to prevent your PC from getting infected with Virus that spreads through USB devices or Pen Drives ?

You can protect your PC by just following the simple steps below . It won't take much time.

  • Connect your Pen Drive or USB drive to your computer .
  • Now a dialogue window will popup asking you to choose among the options as shown in the figure.
  • Don't choose any of them , Just simply click Cancel.          
  •  *Now go to Start--> Run and type cmd to open the Command Prompt window ..                                
  •  *Now go to My Computer and Check the Drive letter of your USB drive or Pen Drive . ( E.g. If it is written Kingston (I:) , then I: will be the drive letter ..)                                                
  •  *In the Command Window ( cmd ) , type the drive letter: and Hit Enter ..                                                                                                                      
  • *Now type dir/w/o/a/p and Hit Enter
  • *You will get a list of files . In the list , search if anyone of the following do exist
  • 1.         Autorun.inf                                                                                                                  
  • 2.         New Folder.exe                                                                                                              
  • 3.         Bha.vbs                                                                                                                      
  • 4.         Iexplore.vbs                                                                                                                              
  • 5.         Info.exe                                                                                                                                            
  • 6.         New_Folder.exe                                                                                                                        
  • 7.         Ravmon.exe                                                                                                                                  
  • 8.         RVHost.exe or any other files with .exe Extension .
  • If you find any one of the files above , Run the command attrib -h -r -s -a *.* and Hit Enter.
  • Now Delete each File using the following Command del filename ( E.g del autorun.inf ) .
  • That's it . Now just scan your USB drive with the anti virus you have to ensure that you made your Pen Drive free of Virus .


To know whether ur system is infected just type C:\heap41a in the address bar...
if there is a folder named heap41a, then  ur system is infected...
(AVAST antivirus is the best solution for this worm...) symantec also works. 


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