Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
With the proliferation of mini storage devices is the chance of viruses to be transmitted from PC to PC via thumb drives or storage devices. Here is a simple way to avoid this.
Since most of the viruses launches when you open a storage drive, they usually take advantage of autorun.inf file. The key is to remove this file before opening your storage device.
To do that you need to do the ff:
1. Plug your thumb drive. Cancel any attempt from the OS to open it.
2. Press Alt then R or go to Start then Programs the Run and type cmd.
3. A window will pop up. Type the drive letter of your storage device.
[Note: do not type >]
4. The window will show this:
5. From there type:
attrib -r -a -s -h
6. Then type:
You can now safely open your drive without fearing of virus entering your PC.
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