Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
There are lots of viruses available that gets distributed with the help of USB per drives or portable hard drives.
So here is a useful tip which can be kept handy to prevent them from infecting your System.
Do not double click to open a removable drive or the portable hard drive or pen drive. Always right click and select explore from my computer. This is because, the virus would have created Autorun scripts that will get executed when double clicked. The scripts infects your computer with the same virus.
Once the removable drive is opened by selecting explorer, Navigate to Tools > Folder Options > Views. Find the radio button to show hidden files and folders. and also uncheck the option "Hide extensions for known file types"
Now of you find some new unknown files in your removable disk, try deleting them permanently by pressing shift+DEL. If it fails, copy required files from your device and then format the drive.
Hopes this tip helps someone.
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