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Automatic USB Virus Scanner

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January 13, 2011 8:45:40 AM

Hi all,

Just a quick question regarding Anti-virus software - what software do you recommend? It's not for personal use, its for a some school laptops and desktops (Windows XP and Windows 7 both 32bit)

The school network is an OS X network, but I've had some issues of late with the Conflicker Virus and I would like to prevent this happening again.

All of our staff have USB pen drives and do work on home computers and then bring the pens into work. I would like to implement some software that will scan these drives when they are used.

Any help would be very much appreciated!

Cheers,

Nick

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a b 8 Security
January 13, 2011 2:33:36 PM

Any anti-virus software should scan the USB drive files. You should look into controlling USB device usage though, more and more companies put restrictions on portable drive use due to the same issues you are seeing. Since we (we meaing IT professionals), can't control what users have on their home PCs or what they copy to their drives, we need to control the entry point of those devices to our environment.

For business/school use, Symantec is pretty much the standard due to it's ability to be managed centrally, and it's not a bad anti-virus if you use the corporate edition. For free stuff, Avira is highly rated, but I'm not sure how the licensing for it will be for non-personal use.