How can I protect my flash drive from malware?

Vinny May 3, 2010
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I use portable apps on my flash drive and use it on a lot of computers, some of which are malware infested.

How do i make sure my pen drive doesn’t get infected and the malware doesn’t steal my data?

Will encrypting it work?

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  1. Saikat Basu
    May 3, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Yes, encrypting your Flash Drive will create a protected volume against malware attacks. There are also some anti-virus solutions (like Mx One) for pen drives, but I am not so sure how robust they are.

    Basic protection can be achieved by making them read-only. Does your pen drive have the write protector switch?

    You can use Thumbscrew which does the same job through a software.