#6 USB Threat DefenderUSB threat defender comes with both free and paid versions. USB Threat Defender provides multilevel protection against USB threats.Some of its main features are:
- USB threat defender efficiently removes autorun.inf Autorun.inf files.
- It claims to detect and remove those viruses and malware that are undetected by the best antivirus software.
- The proactive scan feature could detect malware before they harm your computer.
- Its definition based scan eliminates both the known and unknown infections that already infiltrate into your system.
DriveSecurity by ClevX® is another robust USB security tool that detects and eliminates viruses and malware from USB drives. It can detect and eliminate all types of infections like viruses, malware, rootkits, spyware, and worms from the USB drive.Some of its main features are:
- Drive security works with both USB drive as well as memory cards.
- It automatically scans removable drives and eradicates known and unknown threats.
- It also protects you from the unintentional spreading of malware to personal or shared computers.
#4 USB Secure Utilities
USB Secure Utilities is a lightweight, portable USB security tool which immunizes and vaccinate the USB drive. It can detect threats with three kinds of scans, i.e., standard, generic, and New Technology, thus provides extended protection against various types of infections like MSO Cache, Recycler, ice, and autorun.inf, etc.Some of its main features are:
- USB secure utilities have the backup and restore functionality through which you can back up your files and restore them in case of any data loss.
- It also shows your device information, such as operating system, memory, file system, etc.
- It also has a file explorer through which you can explore files on your pc.
#3 USB immunizer
USB immunizer is a free, lightweight USB security tool by Bitdefender. Its primary function is to immunize and eliminate any unusual process that can be executed from the USB drive.It disables autorun.inf files before their execution. Whenever a new USB drive is connected to the pc, it immunizes them instantly. Using the virus definitions of Bitdefender antivirus, it is one of the powerful USB security tools in the market.
#2 USB disk security
USB Disk Security is a versatile USB security software that provides complete protection against almost all types of threats. It comes with both free and paid versions.
- USB Shield protects the computer from all types of infections that can infiltrate into your pc through USB. It also monitors in real-time and block threats before their execution.
- USB Scan uses heuristic scanning technology and checks the USB drive for potentially harmful files and programs. It disables autorun.inf and quarantine all the threats.
- Data Protection is a unique feature that can prohibit access to unauthorized persons to use your USB drive. When this feature is enabled, no third person can copy or paste any file or program from your USB drive.
- System Tools is another useful feature that deletes malicious programs and files that hide in the temporary internet directory. It can also restore unwanted changes on your computer that are caused by malware.
- USB Drive control feature disables the USB drive connectivity on your pc. By using this feature, you can disable USB disk connectivity on your computer to prevent unauthorized persons from stealing your data via USB.
#1 McAfee VirusScan USB
McAfee Virus Scan USB is a powerful tool by McAfee that provides complete protection against all types of threats that emerged from the USB drive. It automatically blocks and removes viruses, worms, malware, and Trojans from a USB drive through background scans.Note: McAfee VirusScan USB works with the USB drives that use the U3 platform. For more information about U3 smart drives, see www.u3.com.Some of its main features are:
- Active Protection: Whenever a file is changed or added to your USB drive, McAfee’s active protection automatically detects and eliminates threats using a background scan.
- On-Demand and On-insertion Anti-Virus Protection: This feature guards irreplaceable files such as important financial data or family pictures.
- Security Alerts: This feature generates automatic notifications when a potential threat is detected.
- McAfee® VirusCarrier Guard: This feature protects your drive and prevents it from acting as an infection carrier when inserted to another pc. It also prevents the transfer of infections from infected PCs to your USB drive.
- Automatic Updates: Continuous update of viruses and threat definitions helps protect USB drive from the latest threats.