Malware hitches a ride home on a thumb drive

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member WindowsWasher took some files to be printed at a local UPS store and brought back four Trojans from the store on his thumb drive.

This could definitely happen to you. If it does, you should do what WindowsWasher did first: an immediate security scan of the thumb drive. His friends in the Security & Scans forum suggested a few more safeguards.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Are Microsoft’s free Office Web Apps good enough for you?
Word Processing After 10 years, dare I advance to 2013?
Spreadsheets

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.