AVG to scan thumb drive

April 23, 2017 at 13:04:22
Specs: several
Is AVG a good choice for scanning a thumb drive?
Should any other programs be used in addition to AVG?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
April 23, 2017 at 13:41:47
Also use MalwareBytes on it.

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April 24, 2017 at 09:28:37
Another question about thumb drive security:

On a new Windows 10 notebook computer, no default action has
been set for what should happen when a thumb drive is inserted.
But a thumb drive has been inserted several times, and File Explorer
used to transfer PDF, JPG, and TXT files in both directions. These
files do not contain any malware. But if the thumb drive picked up
a virus from another computer, is there any way that just plugging
in the thumb drive or doing these file transfers could infect the new
computer? It seems impossible, but I dunno.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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April 24, 2017 at 13:23:34
All things are possible with viruses but as you have not set an action I would think it most unlikely that it would have transferred anything by just plugging it in. If you only transferred safe files, again you should be OK unless you block transferred without first checking what was going across.

Best get a second opinion on this one.

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