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computer virus and flash/jump drive

Can a virus infect a flash drive / jump drive? If so, is there any way to screen it to know if it is safe or to remoce the virus? Thanks for any help!


Asked by FelipesMom at 7:56 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Money & Work

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Answers (3)
  • Plug in the flash drive and run your antivirus. Trend Micro's Housecall is the best free tool out there; in the past it caught a virus that McAfee missed:

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:56 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Yes, if if you put a file with a virus on the jump drive it infects the jump drive. Your virus protection should detect it.

    Answer by HannahLee87 at 8:03 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • if you don't have a virus protector download Avast is works really good and it's free!

    Answer by nicole0709442 at 8:08 PM on Jun. 15, 2009