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    Arrow Panda USB Vaccine for USB devices free download

    Panda USB Vaccine is a USB security software from Panda Security Research which helps prevent malware infections due to the autorun feature of Windows Operating Systems. Once executed the user can choose two types of vaccinations: Computer Vaccination or USB Drive Vaccination. USB Vaccine allows users to vaccinate their PCs in order to disable autorun completely so that no program from any USB/CD/DVD drive (regardless of whether they have been previously vaccinated or not) can auto-execute.



    This is a really helpful feature as there is no user friendly and easy way of completely disabling autorun on a Windows PC. Panda USB Vaccine can be used on individual USB drives to disable its autorun.inf file in order to prevent malware infections from spreading automatically.When applied on a USB drive, the vaccine permanently blocks an innocuous autorun.inf file, preventing it from being read, created, deleted or modified. Once applied it effectively disables Windows from automatically executing any malicious file that might be stored in that particular USB drive. The drive can otherwise be used normally and files (even malware) copied to/from it, but they will be prevented from opening automatically. Panda USB Vaccine currently only works on FAT & FAT32 USB drives. Also keep in mind that USB drives that have been vaccinated cannot be reversed.

    More and download link: PandaSecurity.com

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    A stand-alone app... and the vaccination can be reversed too. Do note that it works on FAT & FAT32 USB drives.

    Looks interesting leo.

    Addl related read: How To disable Autoplay of USB Drives & Audio CDs in Windows

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    This should work nicely with the Autorun Eater app posted here some days ago.

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    to quote from Andy looks interesting

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    Andy,
    the end of Leo's text, states that the USB driver vaccination can't be reversed. mario from Brazil

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    I noted this at the Panda blog link mentioned by leo :

    Regarding Computer Vaccination (PC itself) it can be reversed without a problem. Once vaccinated the "vaccinate computer" button will be changed to "remove vaccination" so you can enable Autorun again.

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    You may also consider

    NTI Ninja Review - NTI Ninja Download - Softpedia

    but pay attention, please

    "The Good

    NTI Ninja is extremely easy to use and handling the pen drive with protected partition is a breeze due to the portable instance of the app.

    There are three different file system formatting methods, FAT, FAT 32 and NTFS and for each of them there is a brief description for a better understanding of the alternative.

    You get to define the amount of space dedicated for public folders that can be accessed by anyone getting their hands on the memory stick and the difference is reserved for the private storage.

    The Bad

    We faced quite some trouble while trying to access the private partition with the right password, as the app would not process the countersign. The greatest failure percentage was on Vista systems, while with XP the rate of success was slightly higher"

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    Thanks for providing the information on Panda, leofelix. It came in handy in providing a response to someone at another site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
    Thanks for providing the information on Panda, leofelix. It came in handy in providing a response to someone at another site.
    I'm glad I was helpful in some way

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    Nice utility. But I don't think, Its needed for those who are using Vista w/ UAC enabled.

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