USB Flash Drives play the biggest role in transferring viruses from one computer to another. This is really annoying and we all face this when we move data through flash drives. The famous autorun.inf virus is the one that is usually found in flash drives which is executed as soon as it’s attached and opened. This type of virus is not harmful but annoying as it copies itself to all permanent drives of a system.
Even after tight security through Antivirus Software this nifty little virus manages to enter most of the time without being detected. But there’s a solution for this – dedicated application to monitor and stop these flash drive viruses in real time.
The list below is of 5 best of those small antivirus applications which are specially developed to stop any type of USB worms. All of these are light weight, automatic and can be run in parallel with standard and full antivirus and do not slow down your computer at all.
Naevius USB Antivirus 2.1
A very popular and small antivirus. Naevius USB Antivirus is a tool which protects all your your pen drive fromautorun-viruses. Takes a very little space in memory and scans the drives in real time.
TrustPort U3 Antivirus 2010 5.0
TrustPort U3 Antivirus is designed specifically for the protection of U3 smart drives. When installed on the U3 smart drive, it continuously monitors files being copied to the drive, so that no malicious codes can be stored on it. On-access protection is further supplemented with on-demand scanning.
The user can scan files, folders or drives on the host computer. If an infected file is found, it will be handled according to user settings. It can be renamed, moved to quarantine or deleted. To ensure the highest level of security, the software udergoes regular updates from the internet.
USB Flashdrive Autorun Antivirus 1.0
USB Flash Drive Autorun Antivirus automatically detects, closes and deletes the virus from your drive. The software provides future protection by immunizing the system; by installing special autorun file which virus can’t delete.
Comes with multiple inbuilt tools like Task Manager to manage running programs, Autorun Suppressor to temporarily disable autorun while inserting the drive and System repair feature to repair system functions broken by a virus. It doesn’t require any signature updates so it is perfect for offline computers.
USB Drive Antivirus 3.0
USB Drive Antivirus provides 100% protection which scans automatically, block and delete USB virus, trojans, and malicious code. It also works for Memory cards.
USB Drive Antivirus
Another very popular but not so user friendly of all. But detects malicious files at good speed. Scanning options are not limited to USB drives – you can scan hard drives too.