It happens frequently. Too frequently. As a developer, sometimes deploying or installing a software to a PC or a laptop will reap oneself a strange reward. The thumb drive gets infected with a virus. On a good day, TechieDan would surely be helping the person to clear the virus on their laptop or their PC, though soon after there is still that freaking virus in the thumb drive.
Wait…. viruses in your thumb drive? How will one know that? TechieDan has actually covered that many articles ago, regarding a common virus that infects your thumb drive. One such main culprit is the shortcut virus which changes all your folders in your thumb drive into shortcuts. They are still accessible and poses no danger as it will link it to your real folders which are hidden from view.
So where are the tips?
Hold your horses. Now you see those shortcuts, but how else can it affect your PC or rather infect your PC? Whenever things like this happen, look for suspicious files that were never there. It could be an exe file or a folder that has never existed before. Remember do not simply click on an exe file as that could be a file generated by the virus.
What happens if one does double click or press enter on the file?
Then you have just made your computer infected with the specific virus. In the end, you have started another chain for it to infect other thumb drives that connects to this computer.
Alright, I get it, so how do I clear this virus from my thumb drive?
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Most PC out there are either pre-installed with Windows or Open Source Operating System (Linux) but somehow there are a few things which PC and laptop users are afraid when it comes to important data. Are their files and transfer over the Internet secure? What if I’ve got hacked? What if I’ve got VIRUSES?
There are many antiviruses out there, some of them using more resources than others, but today techieDan is going to introduce to you an antivirus which would be using lesser RAM resources compared to the bigger commercialized antiviruses software. Codenamed VIPRE, it not only acts as an Antivirus Software , it’s also an effective spyware buster.
As usual, the most important factor is the speed and performance hungry level of an application when in view of a software. VIPRE seems to be having the edge over most of the antiviruses out there.
Though, unlike other free antiviruses, VIPRE is not free. A single user annual subscription is $29.95 which is about RM90++ in Malaysia. As usual good things don’t come in FREE packages. At least the most important factor is that VIPRE has the 15 DAYS TRIAL period which is what I would say a good evaluation before one can think of purchasing the license.
Looking at this software, techieDan would say that in terms of performance, this one has the edge over the few bigger names. Screens are easily read. Though personally, techieDan loves the cool name for an antivirus (VIPRE, snake biting software). As of now, the...