Download 6 Free Disable USB Autorun Virus Protection and Scanner

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Prevention is always better than cure, the old saying goes. Just like most computer security, it is better to prevent any unwanted intrusion than to cure the computer system from viral infection due to malicious software. For years, Autorun-based malware has been one of the world’s most favorite malware spreading method, with notorious representatives such as Trojan.AutorunInf, the Conficker worm (Win32.Worm.Downadup) or Worm.Autorun.VHD.

Here are 6 free software by well known security company that disables the autorun features in your Microsoft Windows XP, 7, and 8 system. Who needs autorun? Personally, the disadvantage outweighs the advantage. These software is useful if your parents are not tech savvy.

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1 – Bitdefender USB Immunizer

USB Immunizer is perhaps one of the best in the market, it disables autorun-related threats before they access the computer. Once installed, it constantly watches for newly inserted USB storage devices and immunizes them on the fly. If you accidentally plug in an infected USB drive that has not been immunized, the computer will not auto-execute the piece of malware located on the USB storage device.

bitdefender usb immunizer

As soon as your USB peripheral is inserted, the software scan it automatically and seeks for a malicious program, if a such file is detected, the software will be shown and asks you to click on the “Delete” button to remove all files associated with the program.

2 – USB Guardian

USB Guardian is a special software application that scan the USB for known signs of Worms and Viruses, this prevents your computer from getting infected with nasty viruses from worms like Conficker (aka Downandup, Downadup and Kido!) which have spread already to over 9 million computers.

usb guardin vaccination stop worm virus

As shown in the screen shot above, the user interface is simple and easy to use. Select and click on the buttons will do the trick of disabling USB Autorun.

3 – Ninja Pendisk

Ninja Pendisk took a different approach, it requires no installation and is 100% portable. This ninja awaits quietly in the system tray for the times whenever a USB thumbdrive is inserted on the computer which will be examined to uncover the commonly malicious or virulent files known as “autorun.inf” and “ctfmon.exe” amongst many others.

ninja pendisk thumbdrive virus worm

Ninja Pendisk blocks all virus and Trojan that try to spread to your computer system when an USB device is inserted. Normally a virus spreads through the autorun feature found in Windows, unlike a worm which exploit your computer due to security weakness and duplicate itself without you clicking on the program, a virus and Trojan does not have the capability to spread itself without the ‘click’ by the user.

4 – StopAutorun (Discontinued)

With the latest technology and detection algorithms, StopAutorun has the ability to respond to new types of viruses by stopping autorun from running, unlike other software, it also provides detailed information on the infiltration of threats and leakage of information, this helps you to understand where the threat is coming. This function will be useful for offices and computers with multiple users, where the the source of the virus is unknown. Download now!

Features:

  • Protecting your PC from viruses directly from removable media
  • Create report characteristics of removable storage devices and detection of threats
  • Detailed statistics removable media
  • Send reports in the mail
  • Simple and intuitive interface for viewing reports and program options

5 – Panda USB Vaccine

Panda security is well known for its cloud antivirus, however, this Panda vaccine for USB devices software is equally good. Panda USB Vaccine is a free solution designed to protect against this threat. It offers a double layer of preventive protection, allowing users to disable the AutoRun feature on computers as well as on USB drives and other devices.

panda usb vaccination

6 – USB FireWall

USB FireWall is a free application that protects you from malicious programs whenever there is a new flash USB inserted into the drive. This application will inform you if it finds this kind of malicious software on your flash drive or external hard drive or event on your camera or any other USB drive.

usb firewall

Advice

A full fledge antivirus is still the best option, having said that, these USB protector is not a proper antivirus solution. If you dislike installting unnecessary software, try manually disabling Microsoft Windows XP, 7 or 8 autorun for USB with this simple tutorial.

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16 comments on “Download 6 Free Disable USB Autorun Virus Protection and Scanner

  1. ali
    ali May 17, 2009 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    usb protection

  2. hamid
    hamid September 29, 2009 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    check usb

  3. arun
    arun October 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    autorun virus affected in my system.very tortured in my life.how to delete the autorun virus.

  4. roemer
    roemer January 24, 2010 at 1:24 am - Reply

    you cannot delete the autorun because it is already program in the flash drive..the thing is it is disabled..this autorun will be anable if your flashdrive has been already virus

  5. aj
    aj February 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    autorun is damaged my pc

  6. Rakesh
    Rakesh March 31, 2010 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    If i format my usb due to autorun virus it will invisible and i again connect it to pc it will visible.how i delete it?

  7. krishna
    krishna May 14, 2010 at 5:38 am - Reply

    this is a very good software

  8. Kamil
    Kamil May 20, 2010 at 3:15 am - Reply

    autorun virus affected in my system and USB.very tortured in my life.how to delete the autorun virus.

  9. tageldin
    tageldin June 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    this is a very good software

  10. Sheina
    Sheina July 22, 2010 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I got failed grades because of virus. Now, it’s my time to get rid of them.

  11. hammad
    hammad September 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    i want to format my u s b.

  12. romnick
    romnick January 5, 2011 at 9:53 am - Reply

    u must have a lisence antivirus to delete the autorun after u format your usb format also yuor pc b’coz your pc have a virus already

  13. Julius Salvador
    Julius Salvador February 17, 2011 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Hey autorun can be deleted all you need to do is to find the path nor exact location of the Autorun file, now after locating the said file all you need to do is to deleted the file using Avenger and also deactivate the file using MSProcess Explorer

  14. vl
    vl April 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    I use USB Disk Security to protect my computer and flash drives from viruses than spread via USB devices.

    • GeckoFly
      GeckoFly April 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the info, downloaded and it works great.

  15. Nancy
    Nancy January 17, 2012 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I use Antirun toprotect my PC and USB. It’s small and funny.

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