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    Malware targets USB and Windows Update drivers




    IN THE WILD

    Malware targets USB and Windows Update drivers


    By Robert Vamosi

    New research on the Stuxnet worm suggests USBs will be an active malware vector in the future.

    Turning off Autorun features in Windows might seem like a viable defense against USB-based malware, but turning off Windows Update for automatic drivers might be a better strategy.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/2011/02/03/07 (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    This brings up a problem I have.

    I cannot get any of my thumb drives to work on any Win 7 machine.

    What's up with that?

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    All my thumb drives work with all 3 of my Win 7 PC's. Can't understand why none would work on any, that's strange.
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    Define "I cannot get any of my thumb drives to work".

    Describe your machine too, it'll all help us get a better handle on your problem.

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