All Windows Users worldwide at least once in their lifetime face the problem of autorun-based malware which are at top of the e-threat landscape, with notorious representatives such as Trojan.AutorunInf, the Conficker worm (Win32.Worm.Downadup) or Worm.Autorun.VHD. We all know that Windows XP is the people’s choice Operating System and was the widely used all over but this was the era when Autorun feature was introduced for software installations from CD-ROM for non-technical computer users. This was a good feature but it also bring infection path for cyber-criminals and still it’s rapidly used by them. Here I present a solution for the same brought by BitDefender.
The USB immunizer gives you options to fight against autorun-based malware infection in two ways:
- The Immunize option allows you to immunize your USB storage device or SD card against infections with autorun-based malware. Even if your storage device has been plugged into an infected computer, the piece of malware will be unable to create its autorun.inf file, thus annihilating any chance of auto-launching itself.
- The Immunize Computer slider allows you to toggle the autorun feature On or Off for any removable media (except for CD/DVD-ROM devices). If you accidentally plug-in an infected USB drive that has not been immunized, the computer will not auto-execute the piece of malware on the USB storage device.