McAfee® Virusscan Usb For Windows® Vista
USB drives are now common throughout the workplace. With the convenience of USB drives comes a
Features of McAfee® VirusScan USB
whole range of new security threats that can endanger your data. Hence, it is essential to have antivirus protection for the USB drive. McAfee® VirusScan USB detects and removes viruses and Trojans that can corrupt files in the USB drive. It also ensures that the USB Drive do not transmit viruses when plugging in to PCs.
The following points will provide a better understanding of McAfee® VirusScan USB for Windows Vista® operating system:
- Features of McAfee® VirusScan USB
- Windows® Firewall and McAfee® VirusScan USB
- System Requirements for McAfee® VirusScan USB
Features of McAfee® VirusScan USB
As said earlier McAfee® Virus Scan USB protects the contents of the USB device by detecting and deleting viruses and Trojans. It also protects your PC by preventing the USB drive from acting as a carrier of viruses. In the real-time monitoring mode, McAfee® VirusScan USB constantly monitors the USB drive for file changes. If real- time monitor detects a file change, VirusScan USB scans the affected file for virus activity. If a virus or Trojan is detected, VirusScan USB cleans the affected files. By default, real-time monitoring is enabled. In the On-demand scanning mode, you scan the USB device for viruses and Trojans at any time. If viruses are detected, VirusScan USB cleans the affected files. McAfee® VirusScan USB also does automatic scanning of PCs for current antivirus protection and prevents the spread of viruses from infected PCs to the USB Drive. McAfee® VirusCarrier Guard feature of McAfee® VirusScan USB prevents the USB drive from acting as a carrier of viruses that can be transmitted when you plug in to PC. McAfee® VirusScan USB has automatic update feature which protects the USB Drive from emerging new threats.
Windows® Firewall and McAfee® VirusScan USB
The Windows Vista® built in firewall also protects your computer from malicious software. But this built in firewall checks for malicious software that enters PC through networking devices and protects your computer by guarding the networking device. Windows® Firewall checks for any unexpected operating system resource behavior which indicates the presence of malware in the PC. As these built in firewall checks only the networking devices for malicious software, it does not provide protection against malicious software injecting through the USB drive. Emerging new threats migrate from infected computers to a USB drive and these threats spread when this infected USB drive is plugged in to another computer. To protect data from corruption and to prevent USB drive from acting as a carrier of virus, it is essential to protect the USB drive from viruses and Trojans. VirusScan USB help USB device from acting as a carrier of virus and protects contents of the USB drive. As McAfee® VirusScan USB does background scans to detect viruses only when files are changed or added to your USB drive, it does not affect system speed and performance.
System Requirements for McAfee® VirusScan USB
The USB drive must use the U3 platform. Vista-compatible U3 Launchpad is required for the USB drive alongwith Windows Vista® 32-bit operating system. Personal computer with Pentium-compatible processor 300 Mhz or higher is required.128 MB RAM is required and U3 USB smart drive with at least 25 MB free space .20 MB free disk space on PC is required.
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