Jul 14, 2008

Thumb drive alert!

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This powerful device now is very important to most people even in business. This small device can store a gigabyte of data, pictures, videos and even confidential files. It's a trend among computer hobbyist and students because its trendy, portable and reliable storage device. But along with these advantages, these small devices also the main source of spreading the viruses from personal PC'c to another.

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This is the start of threats and suddenly the attact of unwanted scripts in our PC. It slows down your PC, corrupts your files and even steal valuable information out of your PC when you are connected to the internet without noticing them. These method on protecting the health of your pc must be done if you love your PC or even laptops.

Disable autorun:
(how to do it?)

1) go to Start Menu \ Run and type in: "gpedit.msc" without ""

2) You will see the Group Policy window. You should select Administrative Templates \ System in the tree view:

3)You will see an item in the right side pane called "Turn off Autoplay"

Double click the item, and set the radio button to Enabled, and change the "Turn off Autoplay on" to All Drives.

Autoplay usually permits autorun scripts that automaticallt runs the exe file which contains malicious scripts that can invede your PC, so you must disable it and run your antivirus to scan you thumb drive. Prevention is always better than cure. Protect you PC...


caryn said...

grabe. i hate it how the prices of USB flash drives have gone down drastically. here in tokyo, it has really gotten very cheap!

trashman said...

wow...para palang mani ung bentahan ng flash drives jan???hehehe

caffeinated muse said...

this was very helpful. =) thanks for the tip!