Laptop Security - 'Foreign' Pen Drives

  dogbreath1 13:46 PM 19 Dec 12
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I have a business which involves allowing clients to connect their pen drives to my laptop. I have Win 7, an antivirus and have autorun disabled. Is there anything else I need to do to protect my machine from nasties which may be present on these pen drives?

  northumbria61 17:33 PM 19 Dec 12

When inserted the pen drive shows up in Computer with an allocated drive letter. In my case and with Windows 7 I then right click on the drive and select Scan with AVG (in my case) AND/OR Scan with Malwarebytes.

  dogbreath1 20:42 PM 25 Dec 12

Thanks for that.

  rdave13 20:50 PM 25 Dec 12

So long as they use the 'Guest' account, or a standard account (not admin) then that will also help.

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