How to protect a USB Flash Drive from being able to auto-start with an unauthorized Autorun.inf file

Article:TECH98330  |  Created: 2009-01-30  |  Updated: 2010-01-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH98330
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



How can you protect a USB flash drive from being modified by a threat that uses Autorun.inf as a trigger?


Solution



To protect your USB flash drive and your local machine do the following steps:

1.) Create a root folder named "Autorun.inf" on the USB flash drive
2.) Create an empty text file named "Policy.txt" in the "Autorun.inf" folder
3.) Set the Properties of the "Autorun.inf" folder to "Read Only"
a. ) Right-Click the Autorun.inf folder and Select "Properties"
b. ) Place a Check in the "Read-Only" Attributes
4.) Set the Properties of the "Policy.txt" file to "Read Only"
a. ) Right-Click the Policy.txt file and Select "Properties"
b. ) Place a Check in the "Read-Only" Attributes







Legacy ID



2009123010422748


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH98330


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