Windows 10: I found a HP 8GB v220 flashdrive.

  1.    04 Sep 2016 #1

    I found a HP 8GB v220 flashdrive.

    Actually my daughter did and gave it to me.
    I plugged it in and found it has music on it, all titles seem to be written in Arabic.
    I would like to listen to the music (but how) and I would like to probably erase the contents and later use the flash drive.
    I'm concerned with safety to my pc as I know nothing about the flashdrive,
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       04 Sep 2016 #2

    Do you have a question?
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  3.    04 Sep 2016 #3

    First thing I would do with it is format it....thus wiping the drive. Then you can use as you want to.
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  4.    04 Sep 2016 #4

    Okay I will do that, I am curious as to the music on it and if I might enjoy, its all MP3 with Arabic writing, and wonder if I can play it to see??
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       04 Sep 2016 #5

    You took quite a chance plugging that USB drive into your computer. One of the methods that have been devised to spread viruses is to put the virus on multiple thumb drives and then leave the drives laying around for unsuspecting victims to find and plug them into their computer. As soon as the drive is plugged in the virus is let loose to wreak havoc.

    Read about it here:
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