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Old 31. Mar 2010, 06:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I found that when a USB drive was inserted into an infected drive with a rootkit, an extra file was placed on the drive, called autorun.inf

Removing that file did not affect the USB stick operation in any way.

So I guess if the drive is writeable, yes, a virus file can be written onto it. I know there is at least one app to deal with this kind of thing - for example by disabling autorun on any newly-inserted drive - so there are solutions. Or set the drive to read-only if this is possible?
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