how to protect my pc from usb infected devices

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by gundja, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    Hello guys , i want to know how do you guys protect yourself from usb viruses. At work we have around laptops and sometimes students plug in their flash drives.

    how can i protect myself ?
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Disable USB
     
  3. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    There are multiple antivirus software's that can be set to scan a usb drive first, but the safest way is MrMagic's suggestion and disable usb ports
     
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  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  5. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    okay guys ,now i have a better knowledge of what to do.

    thanks
     
  6. ntbuse

    ntbuse MDL Novice

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    Use SMADAV. Light and free
     
  7. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    to me safes way disable usb at bios level and password bios....no more intrusion.
     
  8. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    ROFLAO.
    They need their computers for students to insert USB drives to work on them. How can you advise to disable usb ports? lol
     
  9. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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  10. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Unless they don't need USB ports at all, even for their own job, then you are correct.

    But if they need USB ports for their own use and even for students use (we really don't know, OP needs to clarify this) the solution I proposed suits them just fine.

    That solution blocks code execution in many ways although it won't work for badUSB attacks, but chances of a badUSB attack are low.