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    Every time I insert a thumb drive, a window pops up asking if I want to scan the drive, Is there a way to shut this off? I don't need to scan every thumb drive every day -- or even several times a day.
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    Scan, what kind of scan.
    Are you taking about the autorun attempting to scan for appropriate media or a virus or malware scan?
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    Is this the Dialog Box that you get:
    [attachment=89024:ScanBox.jpg]
    I get this with all my USB drives that have TrueCrypt or Portable Apps.
    I have not tried scanning one yet to see what it does, but I think I may need to rebuild the USB drive when/if I do.
    As to how to prevent it, I have been looking, without sucess, also.
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    You may have pulled the device out with closing ALL programs that you had open. So now a scan is required to clear up things.

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    In searching for this problem using Google, the general consensis is that not using "It is now safe to remove this device" sets a bit in the device that will always ask for this scan before opening the device. If, before removing a USB device, you right click the device icon in the taskbar and select "eject the device" you will receive the above confirmation. When you plug the device back in you do not get the scan this device option. I did try this on 2 of my USB devices and it did happen and did work to stop this on both devices. Also if you actually scan the device it resets the scan request. I suspect this is a built in safe guard for USB devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    In searching for this problem using Google, the general consensis is that not using "It is now safe to remove this device" sets a bit in the device that will always ask for this scan before opening the device. If, before removing a USB device, you right click the device icon in the taskbar and select "eject the device" you will receive the above confirmation. When you plug the device back in you do not get the scan this device option. I did try this on 2 of my USB devices and it did happen and did work to stop this on both devices. Also if you actually scan the device it resets the scan request. I suspect this is a built in safe guard for USB devices.
    Update: I just tried right-clicking and ejecting; I still get the prompt,...oh well...


    That sounds like just what I have been doing all along, so it is undoubtedly the "problem."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Is this the Dialog Box that you get:
    [attachment=89024:ScanBox.jpg]
    I get this with all my USB drives that have TrueCrypt or Portable Apps.
    I have not tried scanning one yet to see what it does, but I think I may need to rebuild the USB drive when/if I do.
    As to how to prevent it, I have been looking, without sucess, also.
    Hi all, first time I've posted so hope this is ok. I've had this same problem and just fixed it this morning, I ran a scan, rather dubiously, on a flash drive I keep all my photos and bits on and next time I tried it that annoying dialogue box was gone so that would appear to be the way to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Puddephatt View Post
    Hi all, first time I've posted so hope this is ok. I've had this same problem and just fixed it this morning, I ran a scan, rather dubiously, on a flash drive I keep all my photos and bits on and next time I tried it that annoying dialogue box was gone so that would appear to be the way to fix it.

    John,

    Welcome to the Lounge.

    Unless you have done something or used the flash for something suspect, as mentioned earlier this is a method Windows has to protect your PC from a possible problem on your flash drive. Mine do work as described previously, if I do not eject them properly, they ask to scan next time they are plugged in, if I eject them properly they do not. In Chuck's case there might either be something on the flash not allowing this normal activity or a problem with the flash. Who knows. As you mention, letting the scan run might solve the problem as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    John,

    Welcome to the Lounge.

    Unless you have done something or used the flash for something suspect, as mentioned earlier this is a method Windows has to protect your PC from a possible problem on your flash drive. Mine do work as described previously, if I do not eject them properly, they ask to scan next time they are plugged in, if I eject them properly they do not. In Chuck's case there might either be something on the flash not allowing this normal activity or a problem with the flash. Who knows. As you mention, letting the scan run might solve the problem as well.

    Thankyou for the welcome Ted, I don't post much but I find these forums very helpful and interesting reading. You are right regarding unplugging my flash drive, I had a folder within theflash drive with loads of odd bits of info in it and I had to crash shut my pc down and lost all that info so that is probably why I was getting that box everytime I plugged the drive in.

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