Preventing Flash Drive Virus Infections

Maybe you didn’t know it, but some computer viruses are spread via USB flash drive, also known as USB Keys.  You get one when you plug your flash drive into an infected machine.  Then when you plug it back into your regular computer, PRESTO!  You just transferred the virus.

Rick Broida of PC World magazine posted an interesting story about this lately, and recommended SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner as a good security solution.  You simply download and copy it to your flash drive and run the executable whenever you want to check for and remove infections.

I know SUPERAntiSpyware is one of the best spyware detection and removal products, so this recommendation makes sense.  I am adding this product to all of my flash drives.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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