Hello all Experts!
We are an auxilary company that runs the Campus Dining and Bookstore operations on a State University campus. One of our operations is a printing operation where students bring their projects to us and we print them out. Many of these students bring these projects to us on their flash drives. So these machines are constantly getting bombed with viruses. We have disabled the autorun feature and upgraded to the latest Symantec Endpoint and this has helped a lot.
I was hoping to find a small & quick application that would scan USB drives upon insertion.
Has anyone out there used any of these USB antivirus applications?
USB Drive Antivirus http://www.usbantivirus.net/
USB Disk Security http://www.zbshareware.com/
These look suspiciously similar... very strange to me. I have installed the first one on my machine and it seems to scan very quickly, but am unsure of it's effectiveness. I have downloaded the eicar fake virus file onto this flash drive, but the USB Drive Antivirus application says "no threat found". I'm not sure this is the fault of the application as this eicar.com file is not in the autorun.inf file or the like. What I really need is an infected flash drive to test... but I really do not want to download a virus to test this app.
When I click on this file of course my Symantec Endpoint cleans it off. But even Symantec does nothing with it until I try to copy the file, etc.
Or... can someone recommend a better solution for us? Right clicking and doing a full scan of a flash drive would not really work when there is a line of students and it takes a couple minutes to do a full scan of a 16GB flash drive.
All help will be greatly appreciated!