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The Software Solution we have created in collaboration with CJSecure for this specific type of virus infection, is to stop the automatic execution of the virus before it can spread onto your system.

Autorun virus, as the name suggests uses the Autorun.inf feature in the Windows OS that is used for automatic launching of programs stored in removable media such as DVDs, USB Devices, CD ROMs, as well as Memory Sticks.

Without applying protection from this tool – If there is a autorun.inf virus on the USB drive or external media, then each time you insert the removable media into the system the operating system automatically opens the file location of the virus and begins executing and infecting your computer. The virus can then spread itself onto the computer by making multiple copies of the autorun.inf and .exe files on every drive of your computer.

When your computer is infected, viruses might connect to a malicious web site and install unwanted software onto your PC in the background. This can in effect steal your private information like usernames, account numbers, social security, passwords, credit card information, as well as other sensitive data. These types of viruses can also have a dramatic impact on network and PC performance as it tends to allocate a lot of resources to the task at hand.

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to viruses, and it’s is very difficult to manage and contain the damage after an infection has taken place. Every virus is different and as new viruses are created constantly, it is very difficult for anti virus company’s to keep ahead of the game.

anti virus softwareBy default most of these types of viruses, including some of the most dangerous “Trojan Horse” viruses are being spread as soon as the infected device is inserted into the target computer. The operating systems senses that a new device is inserted and automatically calls the auto-run procedure (autorun.inf ) to load the device details onto the system. This as well as the device boot sector is exactly where most of these viruses resides. As a virus acts like small applications performing certain tasks, these applications needs a way to execute and start the operation and in most cases this is by means of windows executing the virus automatically when you insert the device. This has the same effect as when the user clicks on a malicious file or link sent via email etc.

Our USB Virus Protection Application is not an anti-virus program that scans for and remove malicious content. But rather as the name suggest.. a USB protection tool, that will disable the windows autorun.inf feature and blocks any attempt of malicious activity when a device is inserted into the system. This is especially useful in a corporate environment where a person might connect multiple devices to his/her computer during the course of a day.

We suggest to always have an updated anti-virus program installed and encourage users to not click or open any email attachments where the source and status cannot be verified beforehand.

Please feel free to use our application at no cost what so ever. If you like the application and you want to contribute to our cause, then please help us by making a small donation at the link below.