USB Defender Alternatives

    USB Defender is described as 'was developed to be extremely easy in use. You can see just two buttons on it: "Protect" and "Unprotect". First button you are using to vaccinate your drive, second - to remove protection' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to USB Defender for Windows. The best alternative is No Autorun, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like USB Defender are Panda USB Vaccine (Free), USB Disk Security (Free Personal), SMADAV (Freemium) and Shiela USB Shield (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 6, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      A tool to block viruses in USB flash/disk from auto-running. When a USB disk is inserted, this tool not only locks the "autorun.inf" file, but also locks all the autorun-related virus and other suspicious files.
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    1. Panda USB Vaccine is a free utility from Panda Research which helps prevent malware infections due to the autorun feature of Windows Operating Systems. Once executed the user can choose two types of vaccinations: Computer Vaccination or USB Drive Vaccination.


      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      USB Disk Security provides 100% protection against any malicious programs trying to attack via USB storage. Supports USB drive, flash storage, secure digital card, thumb drive, pen drive, removable storage, ipod, and more.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Latest version, 6.5.0, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website

    2. Smadav can detect many new unknown virus in USB even if the virus is not in the database. Not only for protection, Smadav can also help you to clean USB Flashdisk from virus and restore hidden/infected file in the USB Flashdisk.
    3. Protects PC against viruses from infected removable drives.
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    4. The USB immunizer is BitDefender's response to this growing issue. This small utility is divided in two sections.
    5. A simple and portable tool to protect USB storage drives against spreading of Autorun.inf viruses through the USB drives by creating some un-deletable dummy files in your USB drive. Also it can clean autorun viruses from the selected drive.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Protect your PC and external devices from viruses, which spread via removable media.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Ninja is the popular and freeware program designed for guarding computers against viruses transmitted by USB pendisks.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Autorun Eater was born due to the increase of malwares using the ‘autorun.inf’ method to infect users unknowingly be it from flash drives, external hard disks or any other removable storage device.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.6, released in February 2012, is no longer available on GameFront (first mirror) but can be still downloaded from the mirrors listed on the official website, like MajorGeeks, Download.com etc.

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