Malware is one of the most annoying things out there in the Web and our computer sphere. And it’s notorious enough to get better everyday too. When Microsoft Launched Windows 95, Malware got the biggest opportunity ever-The auto-running option. This handy feature that helps Non IT savvy folks is constantly abused by Malware developers to spread their Malware in 4 cylinders.
For example some people think that, when you don’t plug in your computer to the internet, you are safe from Malware. Beep! Wrong. Malware spreads with full force in all media- USB drives, CD, DVD, and other removal devices. So don’t ever think that you are safe. Hey wait… So what’s USB Immunizer?
USB Immunizer created by the bitdefender LABS, is a program created to fight these auto spreading Malware. So how does Malware spread it self. It spread it self with the help of the autorun.inf. So what does USB Immunizer does? It immunize the system so that no auto-running happens. Then problem solved.
This problem can be even solved by using a complex way and we have a previous tutorial about it. Try it out if you are confident enough to mess with the Files in your system.
More than just shutting down Auto-run, USB Immunizer can provide a permanent protection to your precious USB stick. How is that? Well… USB Immunizer makes usre that your USB’s autorun.inf won’t get infected by Malware by storing bit of information on the USB.
You can download USB Immunizer from BitDefender site.
There is yet another tool to do the same thing. Which does the same thing. Panada USB Vaccine. We have collected some more tools too. But if you use Panada USB you can’t remove the Immunization manually.
If you want to remove Immunization, you just need to make Hidden files visible and delete the autorun.ini. Another thing is that you will be prompted for your email after pressing the close button. Just press ok with no email and it will close the program.