1.    04 Nov 2015 #1
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    scanning flash drive for problems


    I am working with windows 10 and see that I have Windows Defender to scan drives...how do I scan flash drives to see if they have any problems?

    thank you
    paulofeastman
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  2.    05 Nov 2015 #2
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    Do you have any av program installed? If you do WD will be disabled by default as the av software takes charge. With only WD running you would open up WD and select the custom scan option typically seen with most av and security programs. You then click on the Scan now option and select the flash drive by the letter assigned to it and click the ok button to start the scan.

    With most av softwares the option to see the automatic scan when plugging in any new drive or device will typically see a prompt asking to scan or not appear. You confirm the scan by clicking the ok button for the particular program installed. With some you can even disable the automatic scan option when using a few flash drives or devices and not sharing files between systems or saving downloads to any of them.
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  3.    06 Nov 2015 #3
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    Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine 1.0.1.4


    Does anyone know if this is good to download for usb flash drive to correct problems.

    the details are at

    Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

    I didn't want to chance this if it could ruin my computer.

    Thank you
    paulofeastman
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Nov 2015 at 11:12. Reason: removed unneeded content
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  4.    06 Nov 2015 #4
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    questions about your thread


    Thank you for responding

    What is av program installer? Does it come with windows 10?

    If I do not have this program where can I get it?

    paulofeastman
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  5.    06 Nov 2015 #5
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    Scan flash drives with window 10 good news


    Good News

    After all the problem of searching for scanning flash drives for virus in windows 10...there was a video on youtube scanning usb flash drives for viruses and after plugging in my flash drive there was a menu that read there was a problem with flash drive...i clicked on that in the lower right hand and scanned and fix problems...I just finished doing all my flash drives and external hard drives...all will be working fine.

    I want to thank everyone's help with this problem that is finally solved.

    paulofeastman
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  6.    07 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulofeastman View Post
    Does anyone know if this is good to download for usb flash drive to correct problems.

    the details are at

    Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

    I didn't want to chance this if it could ruin my computer.

    Thank you
    paulofeastman
    What the immunization does is it locks the run.inf file so that it stops viruses from spreading.
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  7.    07 Nov 2015 #7
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    thank you


    Thank you for your help

    paulofeastman
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  8.    08 Nov 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulofeastman View Post
    Good News

    After all the problem of searching for scanning flash drives for virus in windows 10...there was a video on youtube scanning usb flash drives for viruses and after plugging in my flash drive there was a menu that read there was a problem with flash drive...i clicked on that in the lower right hand and scanned and fix problems...I just finished doing all my flash drives and external hard drives...all will be working fine.

    I want to thank everyone's help with this problem that is finally solved.

    paulofeastman
    That's good to hear! Another option I take whenever in doubt while the av program already heavily screens every download before I can even copy any over to a flash drive is simply reformatting them if in doubt!

    When first bought new I nuke the Fat volunes off of them completely and put on a fresh NTFS volumer if not put to use for something like a Recovery Drive where the tool does that automatically as far as preparation for data sticks. Fat volumes are outdated and too vulnerable while some devices still requires them like digital cameras and cell phones with camera options.

    And viruses, malwares often come in executables more so then inf files. These days they come in all forms! This is why having an effective firewall as well as av program and web filtering will add the additional layers of security you want. In fact the av program just set up on a 10 VM that is now activated as well being an Insider Preview type build on the initial run flagged the SIW Pro trial setup.exe file as a trojan and quarantined it on the spot! SIW(System Information for Windows) is an old freeware that provides a complete breakdown on the programs you have installed as well as listing every hardware which can help when looking things up like newer drivers. And that got locked up!

    Same for one old pc game's main exe file when having to reinstall the av showing it as the "overprotective nanny" but you won't mind that as much as seeing something get through! You know your system protections are good when you start seeing that happen! But nothing is ever 100% fail proof regardless and removable media of any type needs to be watched.
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