Windows 10: Scanning a USB stick

Discus and support Scanning a USB stick in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; What's a secure way to scan a suspect USB stick for malware/virii? I don't want to just plug it in with the possibility of getting infected. It's from... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by swarfega, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. swarfega Win User

    Scanning a USB stick


    What's a secure way to scan a suspect USB stick for malware/virii? I don't want to just plug it in with the possibility of getting infected. It's from a neighbour that we've known for years but I don't trust her computer skills.

    :)
     
    swarfega, Sep 1, 2017
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  2. Sleuth12 Win User

    Scanning with Windows Defender

    How do I use Windows Defender to scan an external hard drive or a USB stick? There does not appear to be any option to scanning the computer hard drive only.
     
    Sleuth12, Sep 1, 2017
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  3. Where did my files go?!?! (Windows 10)

    Try Windows.old... In the C:-drive. Other users have to explain where, you find the files.
    Don't delete Windows.old BEFORE your files are back again, and then save them on extern harddisk and USB-stick!

    If you will use file-recoveryprogram like the free Recuva, set it also to scan for non-deleted files, and Deep scanning. The fast scanning don't find much with any file-recoveryprogram. And install it on USB-stick, so you don't overwrite the "deleted" files...
     
    MicaelNielsen, Sep 1, 2017
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  4. swarfega Win User

    Scanning a USB stick

    I have since thought that one way would be with a linux live distro.
     
    swarfega, Sep 1, 2017
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  5. Tony K Win User
    Good thinking. Another would be with a VM. That's if one is willing to risk losing it.
     
    Tony K, Sep 1, 2017
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  6. swarfega Win User
    swarfega, Sep 1, 2017
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  7. Tony K Win User

    Scanning a USB stick

    Please let us know if you use that and how it goes. Personally I wouldn't be sticking that thing in my main system, but that's me.
     
    Tony K, Sep 1, 2017
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  8. swarfega Win User
    Indeed I wont be, I will use my insider/linux machine. More likely Linux although thats not completely infallible either.
     
    swarfega, Sep 1, 2017
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  9. Borg 386 Win User
    Down the road you might want to use a USB immunizer on all your FD's. I have all my FD's immunized, but I'm still wary about plugging them into an unknown PC.

    http://www.askvg.com/panda-usb-vacci...lware-attacks/

     
    Borg 386, Sep 1, 2017
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  10. DavidY Win User
    DavidY, Sep 1, 2017
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  11. Borg 386 Win User
    Yep, seen those, they are supposed to have software installed first to limit their destructive ability & test if your system is safe from such attacks. Unfortunately they can be used to do quite a bit of harm to everyday objects that have USB ports out in public nowadays.
     
    Borg 386, Sep 1, 2017
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  12. swarfega Win User

    Scanning a USB stick

    Yes I was watching a video about one such situation the other day called Bash Bunny Primer:

    [youtube]8j6hrjSrJaM[/youtube]
     
    swarfega, Sep 1, 2017
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  13. simrick Win User
    Oh yeah... version 2.0
    [youtube]Y37-PfXZujM[/youtube]
     
    simrick, Apr 5, 2018
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