Best USB FlashDrive Antivirus for Added Protection

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  1. ifacedown

    ifacedown Registered Member

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    What can be used as best USB Antivirus to supplement my current 360 Internet security Antivirus?

    1.) SMADAV 9.4
    2.) USB Disk security
    3.) Others?

    I am aware that 360 IS has its own USB protection though.

    I am also aware that USB Disk Security often has false positives.

    Is USB antivirus enough if I also have PrivateFirewall for HIPS?

    Thanks
     
  2. guest

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    If you want to protect your computer from USB based malware, then I think these would be enough...
    - Turn off autoplay and autorun
    - Deny execute access of all removable media classes
    - Enable the USB auto-scan function in your AV

    If you want to protect your USB flash drives from malware, there's Panda USB Vaccine. But I personally think it doesn't do much. I prefer to have a USB flash drive that is specially used to plug into the computers which aren't mine. So even if it was infected, I just need to reformat it.
     
  3. King Grub

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    I use Sandboxie to force the USB content into a restricted sandbox.
     
  4. ifacedown

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    Hello.

    The number one and two options are my default settings. How do I do the second one?
     
  5. blasev

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    where will you use this pc?
    Indonesia or Philippines?

    SMADAV is Indonesian oriented use, so it will only effective for fighting malware that spread in Indonesia.
    I would suggest you use other alternative such as Avast / Avira for much better protection.
     
  6. guest

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    The deny execute access for removable drives? If your version of Windows supports group policy editor, you just need to type gpedit.msc into your search bar in the start menu. Then you'll enter the group policy editor. Now follow this path:

    Local Computer Policy --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Removable Storage Access --> Enable the "Deny execute access" to the removable storage classes you want.

    P.S.: Group policy editor isn't available in the home versions of Windows OSes. There are some registry tweaks to enable it via registry editor though, but I don't remember the exact path.

    P.P.S.: I'm not sure if PGS can be used for this since I haven't tested it myself, other members with more knowledge can clarify this perhaps?
     
  7. ifacedown

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    Yeah, in the Philippines.

    Are you using Forticlient free? Is it good?
     
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    Not even really all that good at that. =V
     
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    Thanks.

    I am using Windows 8.1 Pro RTM.

    If I use that settings, what other adverse effects will it cause to my computer when I plugin a USB drive? Will it unable me to run programs directly from the USB?
     
  10. blasev

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    its very good for me, forticlient free = a good anti malware + a strict web filter.
    you can manually config the web filter if you find it too strict :D

    LOL +1000 for this, I would tell my friend to delete it and use windows defender :argh:
     
  11. guest

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    Then it should be available I believe.

    Basically yes. No execution is allowed from your USB flash drives. If used in conjunction with disabling autoplay and autorun, IMO it's powerful enough. But I can't be really sure if there are malware which can bypass it.
     
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    It keeps flagging my registry. Seriously, it was after a clean reinstall. Made no sense at all to me. o_O
     
  13. ifacedown

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    Where do I download the free version? Completely free? No restrictions?
     
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    Hello, I already did, but I could still execute or open documents from my USB. do I have to restart? Or only the executable programs are denied of executing?
     
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    OK... I have copied an executable file and it wasn't executed. But, could I still use the USB for booting? (like Linux distros)

    What about the links/shortcuts? Most viruses/trojans create shortcuts in the USB. Will they be executed also?
     
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    Ok. Already downloaded it.

    Can it be a standalone antivirus on my pc?
    Will it run on my netbook Windows 8.1 Pro?
    Thanks
     
  17. guest

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    It's outside of the Windows, so it won't work before Windows loads. That's where the bootkits will be the major threat.

    As long as the excutable is in the USB flash drive, it won't execute. The shortcut is just a... shortcut. It just tells where the actual executable is.
     
  18. ifacedown

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    many reviews and users are saying that it is poor in detection o_O :(
     
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    free version has no restriction -www.forticlient.com-


    what a great feature :argh:
    but seriously, it's still there after clean format?
     
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    Of course it was a clean reformat. I haven't touch it since that time though, so I don't know how is it now. But IMO the mainstream AVs will take care of the malware regardless of the origin of the malware, so country specific AVs are not necessary at all.
     
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    what works for me, won't be the same for you
    that's why I suggest you use avast / avira in the beginning, they both have many fans in this forum.

    just curious..
    what review exactly? and which user say that it have poor detection?
     
  22. blasev

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    wow, that's scary o_O

    yes I agree with you, since we're all connected through the WWW.
     
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    PCMAG
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2353578,00.asp

    users on other sites...
     
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