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Security: Quickly Deal with USB Viruses

It is generally accepted that one of the easiest ways to infect a computer with a virus is to connect it to the Internet without any form of security. While this is certainly a quick and easy way to attract a virus, the Internet is far from being the only source of malware that computer users should be concerned about. In fact, the humble USB drive can be used, often unwittingly, to infect one machine after another as files are copied from one computer to another. In this article, well show you the steps you can take to ensure that your USB drives are free from infection and what you can do if you find that your drive is home to a virus.

Category: Internet & Security
Issue: 2011 Issue 1 January/February
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Article Reference: S41

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