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How to avoid getting virus in your flash drives or pen drives?

Well virus normally gets in your flash drives (pen drives) by putting it to an infected computer... this happens most of the times & you bring those virus home making your life miserable...
Some anti-virus deletes all your infected folders as soon as you put it into the USB (thus deleting all your important files inside them)

What to do?

Before you know this, just take note that those virus attack your folders mainly in 99% cases.
The trick is to either not put anything in folders in your flash drives OR if you put them into folders, compress the folder by programs such as 7-ZIP, Winrar, Winzip etc
You'll see that your documents will be safer!
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How to prevent Computer virus from pen drive like Short cut virus. I dont know. if i connect pen drive, it attct one of virus to me :


Tell your anti-virus program to scan it. Avira and Windows Defender are Free as it MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Scan in Normal Mode first and then scan in Safe Mode (tap F8 as computer boots).

Best advice is not to get infected in the first place. Don't visit iffy sites and don't open links from people you don't know. Other files, Save to Desktop and Right Click Scan.

Malwarebytes Premium

Apr 02, 2017 | Electronics - Others

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i have a transcend pendrive wen i insert it it shows drive has to be format but wen i m tryng to format its not formattingl08305


It is possible that the memory was damaged or is infected with a strong virus malware that does a block on detection to the PC. try the same on another PC which has a good protection and if this works there are faults on your port or the PC is infected.
If the drive is still not detected then the memory is faulty even after you try to format on any PC.

Jun 14, 2011 | Transcend (589307) Media

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it,s not getting formatted



VIRUS OR TROJAN INFECTIONS:

Virus or trojans can run some process that keeps running in background. This not only harms the computer, but also prevents the pen drive from formatting as it shows that the drive is in use. Remove and re-insert thepen drive, don't double click on drive and cancel autorun operations if it starts automatically. Run a virus scan on pen drive, this will help fix the issue. Now format the pen drive.


CORRUPTED FLASH CHIPS ON PEN DRIVE:

If the pen drive is not detected at all, or shows a less capacity, then there are high chances that its a chipcorruption. Flash chips are the actual hardware components that save the data. A physical or electrical or electromagnetic damage to these chips make the pen drive faulty. This can happen because of voltage fluctuations and faulty USB ports. In such case, get the flash drive replaced if its under warranty as it can not be fixed otherwise.


FAKE PEN DRIVES:

Sounds a bit un-believable but true. There are a lot of pen drives in the market which are of very cheap quality which are fake copies of some known brands. Beware of such pen-drives. Always purchase pen-drives or memory-cards from a reliable source with bill and warranty to avoid any mess later.

Dec 30, 2010 | Transcend 4GB JetFlash 110 USB 2.0 Flash...

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cant format my son


VIRUS OR TROJAN INFECTIONS:

Virus or trojans can run some process that keeps running in background. This not only harms the computer, but also prevents the pen drive from formatting as it shows that the drive is in use. Remove and re-insert thepen drive, don't double click on drive and cancel autorun operations if it starts automatically. Run a virus scan on pen drive, this will help fix the issue. Now format the pen drive.



Always take precautions while using pen drives on other computers. See the some of our posts below on protecting your pen drive from viruses:


CORRUPTED FLASH CHIPS ON PEN DRIVE:

If the pen drive is not detected at all, or shows a less capacity, then there are high chances that its a chip corruption. Flash chips are the actual hardware components that save the data. A physical or electrical or electromagnetic damage to these chips make the pen drive faulty. This can happen because of voltage fluctuations and faulty USB ports. In such case, get the flash drive replaced if its under warranty as it can not be fixed otherwise.


FAKE PEN DRIVES:

Sounds a bit un-believable but true. There are a lot of pen drives in the market which are of very cheap quality which are fake copies of some known brands. Beware of such pen-drives. Always purchase pen-drives or memory-cards from a reliable source with bill and warranty to avoid any mess later.

Dec 28, 2010 | Sony Micro Vault Classic 4GB USB 2.0 Flash...

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i have put my sandisk memory card of 2 gb in computer,and it says the file is not formatted,and when i format it it says windows is unable to format and file doesnt open...plz help me on this


VIRUS OR TROJAN INFECTIONS:

Virus or trojans can run some process that keeps running in background. This not only harms the computer, but also prevents the pen drive from formatting as it shows that the drive is in use. Remove and re-insert thepen drive, don't double click on drive and cancel autorun operations if it starts automatically. Run a virus scan on pen drive, this will help fix the issue. Now format the pen drive.




CORRUPTED FLASH CHIPS ON PEN DRIVE:

If the pen drive is not detected at all, or shows a less capacity, then there are high chances that its a chip corruption. Flash chips are the actual hardware components that save the data. A physical or electrical or electromagnetic damage to these chips make the pen drive faulty. This can happen because of voltage fluctuations and faulty USB ports. In such case, get the flash drive replaced if its under warranty as it can not be fixed otherwise.

FAKE PEN DRIVES:

Sounds a bit un-believable but true. There are a lot of pen drives in the market which are of very cheap quality which are fake copies of some known brands. Beware of such pen-drives. Always purchase pen-drives or memory-cards from a reliable source with bill and warranty to avoid any mess later.

Dec 27, 2010 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

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