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Looking for a hardware to check USB sticks without connecting to a Pc

Created: 14 Sep 2012 • Updated: 18 Sep 2012 | 10 comments


I am looking for a Harware that can check USB sticks on viruses

Our customer, a big school, has the problem that the students and teachers bring data on sticks from home to school, those sticks contain viruses from time to time, is there a way to check these sticks before they plug them into the Pc?

Any help would be appreciated

Best regards Deepblu3

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Ashish-Sharma's picture


I think that type hardware are not available.

If you have this type problem you can updated your antivirus time to time.

Which antivirus are you using currently ?

You can disable autorun.

How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows:

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

Brɨan's picture

SEP does not scan a USB drive autmatically when plugged in:

Does Symantec Endpoint Protection or Symantec Antivirus Scan USB flash drives?

An idea has been created which you can vote on:

Automatically on-demand AV/AS scan USB devices when plugged in

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rs_cert's picture

I am agree with Brian81. Symantec is best solution for virus and spyware but it not scan USB drive autmatically when plugged in.

For the USB related issue you can try the tool

USB Disk Security .

I am also using this tool and Symantec at my Laptop. It detect on the support virus from USB device and clean it. Symantec help to remove the other viruses/spyware. No required to disable autorun function.

Inofrmation available in bwelow mention link

Download path

USB Disk Security
Prevent any threats via USB storage
Protect offline computer
Prevent data loss via USB storage
Never slow down your computer
Compatible with all antivirus software
Free update for lifetime
guru_1's picture

Pen Drive Auto Scan Feature not available in SEP

Use the third party s/w for the aut scan.



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Sumit G's picture

The File System Auto-Protect scan is the only type which would automatically scan a USB drive connected to the system. This type of scan, by default, would only run when a file is accessed or modified (scans the files when they are written, opened, moved, copied, or run).

This means that if any infections/threats present on the USB drive attempt to access or modify any of the content on the system it would be detected. The detection mechanism within File System Auto-Protect ensures safety from threats present on the USB drives.

Symantec Antivirus does not currently run an automatic System Scan on the contents of flash drives when they are first plugged in. A manual scan on the contents of a flash drive can be initiated by right-clicking on the drive in My Computer and choosing Scan for Viruses.

Have a look at this KB


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Riya31's picture

In upcomimg version of SEP (12.1 RU2) there is templete available for do a virus scan when usb is attached to system.

Incase, if you are interested in Beta Testing for SEP 12.1 RU2, check this :