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Giveaway of the day — TownScape USB Anti-Virus 2012 4.0 (1-year subscription)

TownScape USB Anti-Virus 2012 guards against viruses on USB/Memory Devices and to an extant inside the computer without needing to be updated, is fast and automated.
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TownScape USB Anti-Virus 2012 4.0 (1-year subscription) was available as a giveaway on April 1, 2012!

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TownScape USB Anti-Virus 2012 guards against viruses on USB/Memory Devices and to an extent inside the computer without needing to be updated, is fast and automated. It prevents viruses from spreading without even knowing their virus signatures or what their names are.

Key Features:

  • Removes viruses and repairs the damage they did on USB files.
  • Removes virus created shortcuts and restores files they damaged.
  • Detects and terminates viruses running in memory.
  • Reports the same virus once and there after deals with it silently.

PLEASE NOTE: this software is compatible with other antivirus software.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

Snappersoft Inc.

Homepage:

http://snappersoft.com/

File Size:

2.88 MB

Price:

$14.99

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#97

I tried it and it looks okay but I will stick with picPick because I am used to it and because it does some of this and also much much.

Reply   |   Comment by Bernard  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Good to know about theTownScape USB Anti-Virus 2012

Reply   |   Comment by kenedy123  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#95

AutoIt I mean.
I inspect the exe with http://deioncube.in/files/MyAutToExe/
and came to the same results as #64, #89

Reply   |   Comment by JamesK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

IMHO, Autorun Decompiler is the best app for this task.

Reply   |   Comment by JamesK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

I am using COMODO antivirus, It keeps my PC free from all kind of malicious software.

Reply   |   Comment by Yiddish  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#92

after downloading 3 times
it fails to unzip even with winrar

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#91

This looks like a useful program. It's a real shame that so many visitors here are giving negative ratings to the author's comments, when he is doing his best to respond help users and respond to complaints, which is something most authors don't do.

I have no use for this as I refuse to use any antivirus software, but if I did I would definitely give a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#90

One thing that really stands out in the developers' comments is that they seem more concerned to fend off 'slander' about their product than to gather honest feedback and user experiences. Not only that, they have generally been quite undiplomatic about it.

This lack of professionalism in their communication inevitably raises questions about how professional, or how competent, their programming is.

Reply   |   Comment by Erik  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#89

Good idea...but your software doesn't do what you say it can do. I believe that trying to detect a virus by behavior alone can cause serious drawbacks from legitimate programs possible having similar behavior to viruses. Also, please improve your graphics on both the website and software. When I was in fifth grade I made a site that looked like yours..except it had a better color scheme. It all looks very amateur and unprofessional. Making your program both look good and functional is key. Speaking of functionality, programming an AV out of AutoIt isn't smart and you ultimately limit yourself. Create something that solves problems and doesn't make them =. I suggest you use some of the free Antivirus software out there that doesn't cause so many problems in your internet cafe and not rely on only your AutoIt AV.

Reply   |   Comment by Grant Farley  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#88

Here are my problems

1. So no response yet as to why there is a 1 year subscription to a program that doenst need to be updated.

2. Who the hell gets that much of a problem from a thumb drive!

3. Antivirus programs are only as good as the user.

And finally...
I went for 3 years without an antivirus program and never had a single issue! Simple solution: Stay away from shady software and shady websites!

I will not be installing this software, not even on my test pc. I am a little surprised that other antivirus software hasnt seen this as malware yet!

Thanks GAOTD for the freebies, but this shouldnt have made it here.

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#87

The developer has another program registered in Softpedia and neither of them has the usual "100% CLEAN" award of the site. This is the description:

"Snappersoft USB Healer description

This tool restores files damaged by viruses

Snappersoft USB Healer is a handy and reliable utility designed to unhide files hidden by viruses on your USB/Memory devices .

It removes virus created shortcuts and restores files permanently hidden and replaced by shortcuts with this free tool created to help against the rise of complex viruses that damage files.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]

· Added ability to detect and unhide hidden files on USBs
· Added abitility to detect and remove shortcuts and restore their permanently hidden files
· Increased speed and reduced size which means it will use less RAM
· Added ability to repair virus created registry damage via system tray
· Improved graphics, added manual file unhide user interface"

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Snappersoft-USB-Healer.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Watcher1924  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#86

@20...if your a IT Certified Technician, than wouldn't you be one to know this is a software that you wouldn't normally use to scan your USB's. I would want to use a TRUSTED Anti-Virus on my PC (savings).
I just won't play with some things I don't know or trust.
Thanks and sorry about your PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#85

My God what a joke. This guy from Snappersoft is selling chocolate teapots. Quote "we do not believe it is necessary to update antivirus software"

Anyone who reads that. You MUST update your antivirus software.
I hate any security software that is Automatic. They all make mistakes and screw you over. Then tell you it must be a virus.

Nearly all AV's scan USB so this software is useless.

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#84

Both the software and the website look like they were made in a hurry by a teenager with limited programming knowledge, that right there would keep me from installing the software, not to mention the claims that it knows how to identify a virus "just by looking at it" and never needs to be updated, you couldn't even pay me to install it.

Thanks GAOTD, but this software isn't even worth getting it for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Josh D.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#83

@27: Maybe people don't frequently plug in other people's USB drives into their computers. I think people generally share files over the Internet than through physical media.

Jeff If an Anti-virus Software delete a shortcut that means there is something wrong with it
Well, yours does. It scans for .lnk files and quarantines them. So that means there is something wrong with your program.
we are certain that there is no bug whatsoever as we have tested the software for several time
No software is completely bug free. In fact, as most commentators have pointed out, the software is quite buggy.

Also, please tweak your attitude. Just because other people don't do what you expect them to do and don't approve of your company's software doesn't mean you should laugh them off.

BTW, for those of you who don't know, Jamez is the PR guy for Snappersoft. Not sure if he knows the exact behavior of the program.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#82

Hi, This whole "Experience" with TownScape looks like.. one big April Fool's Day joke?

Nasty joke (it seems) being played on unsuspecting (and trusting!) Users, Files gone after testing, Systems which have to restored..
On the other hand Developer "swearing" by it, telling us (fools) that it is some highly sophisticated Tool, new way of approaching viruses on PC.. - so who to trust?

People who are dealing with "mess" this Software can leave behind? (and I'm sure They are not making it up to spoil Developer's Promotion on GAOTD, or to "slander" something just for.. sport)
Or.. Developer who is trying to convince us the Software is not programmed to delete icons, iTunes Files etc, but somehow it DOES??

It supposed to be a pleasant (and constructive!) Experience for both Parties involved, not some ride from hell..

Coming across a Software that can do "more damage than good" - leaves me with no option, but to pass, sorry. Thanks Folks for warning me!

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#81

@44: I think it has something to do with creation date and modification date. I can't see how that would work. Modified date can be before creation date if it was extracted from a Zip file, and after if it was edited/overwritten (such as if I patch a program using a hex editor).

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#80

Most of the viruses are created by the so called anti virus software companies, why, repeated business made them rich and us poor.
Don't trust anyone who says knows how to stop a virus in its tracks without knowing what that virus is made off and how it attacks.
USB drive is the last place where the viruses come from.

Reply   |   Comment by Hanks  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#79

#69 Tx Tedneck:
It is generally considered BAD practice to directly hot-link to executable files on other peoples sites and not to the webpages properly describing what the program is, who wrote it and how to use it, get support etc. I am astounded the moderators permitted the link through unedited!

If anyone is interested in learning about Flash_Disinfector.exe then please refer to the web page at http://www.myantispyware.com/2009/01/08/flash-disinfector-free-autoruninf-trojans-removal-tool/ There you will find out what it does and also links to other articles relating to securing your PC too.
HTH

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#78

For those worried about AutoRun programs on flash drives: I don't think any version of Windows runs the program like on a CD by default. It usually gives you a box with options first. It's like that unless you changed it in the registry or set a default action. If you don't want things automatically running, hold Shift when plugging in the drive.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#77

@57:
We would like to point out that viruses are spreading and becoming this complex and brutal because of ignorance among computer users

I would like to point out that your software does not even try to figure out what programs are doing before yanking them. I would call blanket deletion ignorance.

*note* I keep on saying the word "deletion". It actually means "quarantine". But the effect is basically the same.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#76

@63: Some answers to your questions:
1. The software does not detect "virus behavior". Instead it matches file extensions and try to parse autorun.inf files that exist on a USB drive.
2. Because it does not detect "virus behavior", copying files will not trigger the software.
3. I think their test virus only writes certain values to the registry. Looking at the sneak peak of their anti-test-virus on their video, at least the first page is just registry values.
4. Don't know. Probably a way to make money and capitalize on the fact that most AV software are subscription based. It looks like it's possible to activate a full, nonexpiring version.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#75

Well going to give both a shot.....this one and bitdefender, panda can keep theirs....lol (something free should not ask me for a phone number)

Anyways thanks for the great share GOTD....to be honest never gave this a thought

Reply   |   Comment by hal  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#74

It looks so cheap!

Reply   |   Comment by Emelie  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#73

@68 Vullin,those files are copied automatically from a infected computer when u plugged-in your pen drive to that.
I recommend you to write-protect your pen drive before plugging-in to other computer.

Reply   |   Comment by cybexp  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#72

Can it detect and remove RECYCLER and shortcuts which are present with it? RECYCLER spreads via USB and copies itself to all the drive partitions and removable devices attached immediately when storage media infected with this is plugged-in into the computer.

Reply   |   Comment by cybexp  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#71

@37: A few guys I worked with at a computer shop don't use antivirus. I find that completely valid. If you're careful enough (don't click on weird links, know what you're downloading, etc.) you don't need an AV. It's like insurance. Whether you want to buy it or not is your own choice, and it doesn't really affect anything as long as you don't do anything stupid.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#70

So, looking through the program, here's what it does:

1. Remove all autorun.inf from removable drives
2. Follows the autorun.inf to EXE files referenced, and deletes all such files that are smaller than 3MB; terminates the program if running and removes it from run registry keys
3. Looks like it tries to get rid of all .exe files on the root of USB drive and in each directory on the root, and maybe recursively too.
4. Removes .lnk, .dll, .pif, .com, .cmd, .bat, .vbs, .cpl, and .scr files from USB drive
5. Also looks in the user profile folder Documents and Settings/Users for the above plus .dl*

So from that, it looks like the program is pretty ruthless. The developer states that the program tries to mimic human decision. Well, the human it's trying to mimic is probably a over-paranoid computer noob who deletes everything executable. I feel sorry for those people who visited the developer's internet cafe, and have portable apps on their drive. Apparently to the developer the only stuff that a USB drive should contain are documents and nothing else.

So, Thulasizwe Tshabalala, to give you a taste of what's on a real USB drive, here's a description of what's on my USB hard drive. I program quite a bit, so you'll find a lot of source code and compiled EXEs on my drive. I have a whole bunch of portable apps like GIMP, Notepad++, i.Hex (love it), Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, Irfanview, an app menu, an "I am lost" program, some games, and a whole bunch of miscellaneous files and installers in a folder. I would say executable take up at least 40% of my drive space. For other people, there would be more documents and photos, but at least a few apps.

This program is the perfect example of how blindly deleting stuff fails. Just because it's executable doesn't mean it's malicious. Imagine your regular antivirus doing this on your computer. By the end of the day you won't have an operating system any more because there won't be any executables left on the drive. Stick with your regular AV, and chuck this junk out the window.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#69

IMHO, Flash Disinfector by sUBs is the best app for this task.

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com//sUBs/Flash_Disinfector.exe

Reply   |   Comment by Tx Redneck  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#68

I Installed the program and it ran automatically right after installation. I happened to have 2 flash drives plugged into the computer; a Toshiba and a SanDisk. It indicated through a voice message and a small pop-up window that the Toshiba flash drive had a virus and that the file with the virus was being quarantined, That was the only message.

When I opened up the quarantined file list, I saw that it showed the 'RunClubSanDisk' file that was directly under, and came with, my SanDisk drive...which is a setup file and obviously not a virus.
At the URL, http://www.sandisk.com/microsites/ClubSanDiskUSB/index.html, it says this about Club SanDisk™
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"SanDisk and its computing application partners are pleased to present the Club SanDisk™ application for SanDisk® USB Flash Drives. Club SanDisk for USB is a new and exciting way for consumers to get valuable, useful software applications from their SanDisk® USB Flash Drive directly to their computer, laptop, or tablet."
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The Quarantine List for the Townscape App does not show you where the quarantined file came from, but luckily I remembered where the 'RunClubSanDisk' file came from, so I choose the 'Restore Selected File' button on the Townscape program and it came up with a small window for selecting folders to where one wants the file restored and I selected my SanDisk drive root folder to put the file back where it should be.
One would think that if the Quarantine List does not indicate where the quarantined file came from, that pressing the 'Restore Selected File' button would restore the file where it came from automatically...or at least give one the option to do so!

Now the Bad News - There are also 2 other files (that were probably false positives as well) in that Quaratine List: an 'autorun.ini' file and a 'setupSNK.exe' file that I do not know where they came from because this Townscape program does not indicate where they came from!!

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THEY CAME FROM OR HOW TO FIND OUT???

Thank You in Advance.

Reply   |   Comment by Vullin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#67

First off, a few words to the devs... Thank you for making your product available for free today.( at least for a year ) As others have mentioned there are other programs/methods which use similar ways of blocking programs eg, Panda USB Vaccine or disabling autorun manually through windows. Now, the security software I use already has a similar functionality built in and by default blocks (it does not delete, quarantine, or otherwise modify any file unless it also detects a virus.) all autorun functions or any executable that is not signed with a trusted digital signature from being run from any removable device, CD/DVD/USB etc These options can also be changed to higher or lower variables from block ALL external devices, all executable files(signed or not), to only blocking the autorun feature or being disabled completely.

Now after reading many of the comments above I believe that implementing features similar to those I just mentioned would alleviate many of the users negative comments. It would also make your product more usable to a wider range of customers in the future. You are correct that no AntiVirus program can detect 100% of Virii 100% of the time. Heuristics and definitions can only go so far. Your program is indeed 100% effective from blocking a Virus from being automatically run from the device using the current methods. (From within windows anyway, lets not get into a reboot and potential MBR Virii) however it is also causing issues with legitimate software and this is where you are loosing alot of people. The pit fall here is that to make a piece of software idiot-proof as you have done, you have to limit the options and input from users. You have done this quite well, so well in fact that IMO only idiots will want to keep it.

Reply   |   Comment by Byterrr  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#66

#34 I am human too & computer savy; 33 yrs in the business, ah remember system 32's etc. ? No need to update anti-virus software? !!!

Give me (and others a break), I was coding in assembler b4 u were a twinkle in your mothers eye, certainly b4 u pissed in your first nappy!

#38 I have NEVER had a virus attack from a USB stick. How did u get a virus attack from a USB stick; magic? Duh, don't think so, stupidity maybe, but magic....nuh!

#34 Why would u test something that so many have so negative about? Maybe some ppl just like unnecessary pain?!?

#40 ur video sukz, too quick & explains NOTHING!!!

#43 Totally agree!!!!!!!!!!

At this end of my diatribe, I hope you really have something good in the making, and it is simply bad presentation, maybe u should have offered it as an alpha, certainly not even a beta and definitely NOT as a finished product.

Final point, grow up or go out of business, and I DO know what I am talking about, after all, some of the most successful companies in this country are my clients. (In case u think there is some sort of self promotion in my comments don't even think of contacting me, if u r so inclined, which I doubt and if u did I would and WILL ignore any contact, no offence meant but this is NOT a commercial site.)

So in other words, take my comments in good faith or F.O. I really don't care which!

Reply   |   Comment by cableuserau  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#65

Here is a free program which intercepts autorun commands from executing. I have used this and it works.
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Autorun-Eater_program_36548.html

I have also used Panda USB vaccine. It works. The Panda program renders the autorun statement totally unreadable.

Those two offers just deal with autorun. This offer appears to do more but I have not tested it.
Thank you GAOTD for all your offers.

Reply   |   Comment by PowerOfNow  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#64

Sort of surprising, but everything in this program are made of AutoIt scripts. Seriously, an AV out of AutoIt? That explains the weirdness that people commented on. (I've used AutoIt before, and while it's good for GUI automation, it's not good for something more complex. It's mostly the lack of object orientation that makes it not ideal for anything complex.)

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#63

Running Windows Vista Home Premium

I have Read all the Comments on todays Download, I have Looked at the Vendors website and I have even Watched the Video link The Vendor Gave in Comment 40 and after careful concideration and alot of pondering I have decided not to participate in Todays Offer. Even Though it is April 1 it is still not a very good day to introduce a software product on a very sensitive subject such as Virus detection and antivirus.

After careful Reading and Thought I have been Left with more questions than answers about todays download.

Question 1:

The first question I have is the fact that I am trying to wrap my head around about the concept of Virus Detection by this software. I think I understand the concept by Virus Behavor is a way to detect a virus( and I think the Vendors Means by a virus Reproducing itself over and over again) Thus the program would reconize this as a virus, I think the concept is has not been fully tested enough or proven to be safe for general public use.

Again the Vendor States that they developed this program to use in their Internet Cafe they run and again this software was developed and tested in only 1 enviroment.

Question 2
If I tranfer Files from various locations on my computer from folder to folder or Folder to USB would the Program Deem this as Virus Behavor? Thus eleminiating any files that I have moved or putting them in Qaurintine.

Question 3
This is more of a concern rather than question.

I noticed on the Video they Claim to have a Virus That they Created and used as a means of testing this software. They Claim that Conventional Antivirus could not detect this Virus but their program could.
My Concern is that if they have the ability and know how to create a virus that would knock out the task manager what other things could they do? and what could this software really be used for. Could there be an underlying agenda.

Question 4

Why a Subscription for 1 year? If the software needs no updates and you have made a purchase for the software what am I buying with the so called subscription.

If the software works by way of virus behavor rather than virus signiture then there would be no need for a subscription.

As I can not comment on the program itself today I feel the concept is to risky to try untill further information is given out about this product or further reviews are done.

Thanks anyways GOTD and SnapperSoft for the download.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Romano  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#62

@ snappersoft #38
"because pretty much all of them attempt to infect USB devices"
Really? Just how does your company know this about the millions of viruses out there?

Reply   |   Comment by skeptick  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#61

For the vast majority of concerned user of USB drives it should be more than adequate to disable autorun on USB drives in registry or group policy AND enable option to scam USB drive on insertion in addition to normal real-time AV scanning on their existing Anti-malware software. Even many free products offer these features.
I don't see a use for a subscription based hruristics only detection and "repair" system.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#60

Don't see the point of this if you have antivirus installed on your computer. Hm It is April 1st

Reply   |   Comment by Giveawayofthedayer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#59

If this doesn't require updating, then a one year license seems somewhat superfluous... unless it self-destructs after 12 months.

Reply   |   Comment by Flacadoo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#58

No virus protection program can be "infinitely" protective. These types of programs MUST be updated. Also, the only viruses I have ever gotten are those from shady software vendors. Another thing that makes me pass this is that UI. I'm sorry, but I can't stand that color.

Reply   |   Comment by BWACG  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#57

Thanks to those with positive criticism. We are taking notes on the comments that are useful. We would like to point out that viruses are spreading and becoming this complex and brutal because of ignorance among computer users, which is what has been shown to be the case with many that just slander without having actually even tested our software with USB devices, of which it was intended for.

Reply   |   Comment by Snappersoft  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#56

Most viruses come from USB sticks? This "anti virus" installs a malware "toolbar" on my computer? No uninstall? This IS an April Fool's yoke .... right!?!

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur Fister  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#55

You have a point there Delen. I'm offering FREE education on Virus Behaviour, here's my e-mail: jamez@snappersoft.com

Reply   |   Comment by Jamez  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#54

At #2 Susan: When you plug an unknown USB memory stick (aka thumb drive, flash drive, etc.) into your computer (say you're as cautious as you say you are and want to protect yourself from possible malware infection by first reformatting it) if in the root directory of that memory stick is a malicious setup program, then if the AutoPlay feature on your computer happens to be turned ON then immediately and without asking for permission that program executes. Notice you have no chance to start reformatting before this happens. Therefore just because the memory sticks you know about are now "clean", how did they first get clean? Unless you have the ability to format a memory stick off-site (say on a test-bed computer) then infection of the computer you regularly use can occur. For increased security take the advice given by commenter "#24 Aquaknowledge". His link describes what to do in Windows XP. To disable all AutoPlay in Windows 7 is a bit easier. Here's the link:

http://www.techtalkz.com/windows-7/516004-how-configure-autoplay-settings-windows-7-a.html

Reply   |   Comment by altu727  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

I suppose not even a single person here know a thing about the behavior of viruses. @45 Even legit programmes can be infected by viruses, its like being demon posses by demons. Even avast removes those.

Reply   |   Comment by delen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#52

I am using Panda USB vaccine ( free ) and highly satisified

Reply   |   Comment by suja  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#51

A word to to the dev:
A quite interesting AV approach and quite usable on USB drives with no (supposed) exes on it.
But..please remove the LnkIconShim32 module(Windows Shortcut Vulnerability Fix) or at least make it optional.

Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#50

#2 @Susan - You got a important point... how can this program work Its too small and simple made, so it can only pretend to be usefull to the untrained eye...

A program made by another sub-sub-program can´t do much more than show pictures and scan for text. Its virus-behaviour-function is made by simple facts and it can´t never be trusted as a safe virus-finder. I have seen many Anti-Virus programs over the years and none of them can be 100% accurate virus-detectives...

I have one of the top-5 most used anti-virus programs, but it don´t mean that I´m better/worse, off than those, who use a freeware anti-virus program. I´m just trying to defend myself against the virus by attending a known community of serious people. So the name of the anti-virus program isn´t important, but the way YOU use the anti-virus program is VERY important !

I have tried all known anti-virus programs and I still prefer the same brand. Why ? Well, the way I use my PCs demands a strong and solid program that is able to work in different enviroments at the same time. Without locking one or more PCs down when there is a virus-alarm on the network.

Todays program will never be able to do anything like the above descriped functions ! It would maybe see itself as an virus.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#49

All of my USB drives are encrypted and when I need a file out of it, I simply decrypt it and transferred it on my desktop for use.
TownScape USB Anti-Virus was bypassed and had no effect whether installed or not in my computer.

There is no way this software to know which file has virus or not since there is no prior reference of the size or the scope of the original file and therefore can not do what it claims to do.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen2  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#48

Why can't you just sell the product once instead of selling it over and over again (1 year subscription), while there is no need for updating and while downloading it once is enough?

What exactly am I subscribed to for one year?

There is almost no info what it is for and what it does exactly.

On the Dutch site we concluded it is not a scanner but a blocker: autorun.inf and the LinkIconShim-exploit.
So better change the name.

Does it do more than that? The product is seriously lacking good info.

One can block autorun.inf free and for life:
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionIniFileMappingAutorun.inf]
@=”@SYS:DoesNotExist”


One can fix the LinkIconShim-exploit for free and for life too:
Just blank the values in
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile\shellex\IconHandler]
and
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\IconHandler]

A good AV-scanner will scan anything started oon USB-stick too. The precausions above are extra precausions.

By the way a heuristic scanner needs no updates, but that is not applicable here.

Reply   |   Comment by Jorg  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
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