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Protect your computer from Viruses when plugging USB devices
USB devices are often the the tools for Viruses attacking your computer. Viruses often come from virus-infected computers to others and if you are not careful, your computer could be infected. In this article I'd like to show you how to detect whether usb devices infected by viruses or not just by eyes
Step 1 : Press Ctr + Shift when pluggin usb devices, this helps prevent viruses (if any) from automatically running.
Step 2 : Open winrar program or just open winrar type files and change the directory to the USB device.
Step 3: Look at file extensions .exe. if there are viruses on the device, you will see many suspicious files with .exe extensions and have the same file name such as forever.exe, these files are often located everywhere in the usb device. Some Viruses forge folders and hide real folders, you will see folders with .exe extensions in this case. You can delete these files or folders if you believe they are viruses. Now, your usb device should be free of viruses
Step 4 : Upgrage your antivirus programs in your computer. If you don't have any antivirus programs you can download in the internet, some of them are absolutely free. This step help you protect your computer automatically.
After following these steps, your computer should be safe. hope this article helps you so much!