Question free vaccination tool questions

anaturelover

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hi

by vaccinating i mean injecting a empty .inf if my memory is correct. iknow panda has that but i FEAr that all the components of panda will mess or conflict with win 10 and malwarebyte etc. Is there a relyable freeware that does the same job and only that job???

i know there a lots of questions, please dont just trow a one sentence answer it is frustrating(feels being ignored) , i took time for that . It is ok if you dont know all answers just tell what you know



1 is it wise to do it ?



2 any cons or disadvantages to do it?



3 wich freeware can do it ?



4 should you format before? if so can you vaccinate both fat 32 and ntfs?



5 can you vaccinate on a usb key that has stuff on it already ? is it safe to do so?



6 what about ssd hdd, should i vaccinated them also



7 any other usefull thing i could to for more protection?



8 if you can numerate the answers that would bring me clarity



I appreciated the time you take to answer tx
 
by vaccinating i mean injecting a empty .inf if my memory is correct.
1 is it wise to do it ?
2 any cons or disadvantages to do it?
3 wich freeware can do it ?
4 should you format before? if so can you vaccinate both fat 32 and ntfs?
5 can you vaccinate on a usb key that has stuff on it already ? is it safe to do so?
6 what about ssd hdd, should i vaccinated them also
7 any other usefull thing i could to for more protection?
8 if you can numerate the answers that would bring me clarity
What? Empty .inf file? Where are you injecting it?
What exactly do you hope to accomplish with that?

Did you mean empty autorun.inf file?
If a malware exploits this autorun functionality, it will have no problems with overwriting your empty file.
Do not hope, this will help you to avoid malware.
 

anaturelover

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hi sky net
yes to block autorun .inf virus.

why do you say virus can overwrite it ? would you have some txt to support you info?
panda used to do this to protect drives .
 

Math Geek

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i have literally never heard of such a thing and can't imagine what it is supposed to protect against. having a blank .ini on a drive can easily be overwritten by whatever is now on that drive you are afraid of. in 30+ years of working with pc's i have literally never heard of such a thing as what you are asking and i've been there/done that for just about everything!!

seems to me that having windows simply ask you what to do with any autorun is all you need to do to block it. if it pops up when you insert something and you are not expecting it, then deny the request and remove the drive.

second thought is what are you plugging in that might be infected? being a bit more careful and not willy nilly sticking things in your pc you don't know about is pretty much the best protection you can offer your pc.
 

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/ifs/using-an-inf-file-to-install-a-file-system-filter-driver

Now imagine malware or Trojans or virus getting ahold of that .inf file and doing just what that document says. Using it to create an install that has the ability to do literally anything, even running diskpart from a batch file at boot. You'd be beyond helpless to stop it from totally trashing the pc, or even worse would be installing keystroke logs, password logs, credit card logs and broadcasting them to dark web sites etc. All done safely from within windows system environment.

You are contemplating playing with matches while sitting next to a gas pump...
 
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anaturelover

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so do you mean that im better without any empty.inf because if i create one like with panda a malware could use it to my harm?
how would that malware be able to send its content in the empty .inf file?
 

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I could die in a car accident 10 minutes from now. I could get struck by lightning since a storm is headed my way. My wife could leave, dog run away, car blow up, pc explode, bank get robbed, fall off a ladder and break my neck or at least an arm or leg.

And you are worried about your chances of getting 1 specific virus, which isn't mainstream, when your pc is firewall and otherwise virus/malware protected. If you aren't visiting websites known to carry viruses, like dark web, torrent or porn hubs, then the chances of your pc getting hit by that 1 specific virus are about nil.
 

Math Geek

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pretty much what i was thinking as well. seems like you are worried about a very specific attack that i have literally never seen before in any system. so you are going well out of your way to protect against something that is not really a threat to you.

again set your autorun settings to ask you EVERY time before doing anything. then you get to decide what does and does not run. no surprises if you have to say yes or no for any autorun to do its thing. YOU are a much better anti-virus program than anything you can install on the system :)
 

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