McShield Anti-Malware Tool for USB--a good option?

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McShield Anti-Malware Tool for USB

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  1. conceptualclarity

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    #1 conceptualclarity, Jul 21, 2015
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    I have used ESET DriveSecurity on USB drives. However, I caught it deleting false positives without asking me first. Adios when a software does that with conceptualclarity.

    What's your experience with MCShield?
     
  2. jamescv7

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    I'm currently using Mcshield for two years from now and it does not provide any problematic issue regarding on USB based attacks.

    Rarely to encounter FP rates + it has good daily update signatures without any issues that can affect the overall system behavior.

    Also to maximize the protection, you can set anytime to paranoid mode.

    Overall its free and don't surprise for any program update because its already bug free just definition updates.

    Its not from McAfee.
     
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    I also have been using it for a while now and like it.
     
  4. conceptualclarity

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    Thank you very much for your analysis, jamescv7. And thank you for the correction. ***cringes with embarrassment*** I see it is MCShield, not McShield. I can't edit the titles for the thread or the poll. So who does give us MCShield?
     
  5. Secondmineboy

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    Overkill and conceptualclarity like this.
  6. Piteko21

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    Literature and spanish but MT is much better ;)
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    Thumbs Up cause I use it and is light and good another great shield against usb malware...
     
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  7. Hanmin147

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    Thumbs up for me too, have been using it for quite some time now and have no problem with it. It doesn't really catch malware by definitions, it doesn't have a wide range of signatures as well. But what it has is a heuristic based detection that stops any program that looks suspicious, like autoruns and such, which should be enough to stop you from getting infected with USB malware. If you still feel paranoid then you can run another scan with your AV MCshield has done it's thing to see if there are any traces left
     
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  8. WinXPert

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    Tested it today with the Bulletproof setting. got 6 PF with my bootable USB drive
     
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  9. conceptualclarity

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    Thanks for your evaluation, particularly that it's light.

    Thanks. Very useful to know this.

    Thanks for posting on my thread, WinXPert. What does 6 PF signify here?
     
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    I don't know what algorithm is going on but I guess it's nuking out files located at the root folder of any USB drive.

    Here are the PF found on my bootable USB drive.
    • LIST.COM
    • NTLDR
    • ntdetect.com
    • grldr
    • windefault
    • ren.bat

    I think this setting is good enough for me.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Enju

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    What are those USB scanners even good for? Disable autorun and you are good to go.
     
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  12. MalwareT

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    Well, if your USB is infected and you need save data ASAP, then it's needed.

    This product is owned by Serbians Borislav Šurbat and Boban Spasić from MyCity where i'm member for 1 month. This product is NOT and it will never be in ownership of McAfee .
     
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  13. Enju

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    If my USB is infected I just copy the content of it and remove every infected file. The only thing this tool provides is another layer of pseudo security, whilst opening the doors for exploits.
    It automatically "scans" files on the USB drive which is, even for other software, another security risk... prepare your file in the right way, let it scan and watch your file execute.
     
  14. MalwareT

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    Whatever. If you can clean USB shortcut virus (you cannot access files) manually, then do it. As person who is under malware removal training my "client" had 25GB of files and shortuct virus was on USB (he was unable to access files), i told him to do a scan with MCShield and recover those files. I know what i'm doing ;)
     
  15. Yash Khan

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    Same here.
     
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  16. jamescv7

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    Disabling autorun is not enough. Some malwares that infect removable devices are not autorun-dependent to execute.
     
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  18. Enju

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    There are currently none known to me. The last one I remember is the lnk exploit from 2010...
     
  19. conceptualclarity

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    I have a lot more external hard drive space than internal hard drive space, so autoruns from USB are very useful to me.

    Thanks.

    Ah, I've heard of a program called Shortcut Antivirus. I'd like to hear more about shortcut viruses.
     
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  20. MalwareT

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    McShield also scan your hard drives for possible source of infection. It is best tool for USBs.
     
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