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

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McShield Anti-Malware Tool for USB

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  1. TwinHeadedEagle

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    There will always be false detection with MCShield, and it is something you need to know about this tool. It is so powerful against all kinds of USB spreading malware, so you should expect few FPs, just like so many other security programs.

    You can set to use Interactive mode that will always ask you before deleting/renaming suspicious files.
     
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  2. MalwareT

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    I really like how light it is on system :)

    Samo tako nastavi ;)
     
  3. conceptualclarity

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    "nuking out files located at the root folder of any USB drive." Then do you think those detections were false positives?

    Thanks, WinXPert, for the screenshot and for showing your configuration. Somebody said this was all about heuristic detection, but I see the "in-depth signature scan". Just curious: why did you mark that for "only in the case of infection."

    What would "paranoid mode" be like? And what are "Fastest" and "Bulletproof"?
     
  4. WinXPert

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    Bulletproof = more PF

    Try copying notepad, regedit, cmd, mspaint to your USB drive (root folder)

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  5. TwinHeadedEagle

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    Paranoid mode is extremely aggressive to any executable code, so you should only use this if you work in Nuclear facility :D
     
  6. vivid

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    Not sure. Probably not worth the time. Does it detect BadUSB type of threats?
     
  7. Korora

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    I personally think its a good option.

    I have used it for about 3-4 months now.
     
  8. conceptualclarity

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    I don't know what PF stands for, but it appears to mean detections.

    So Paranoid Mode is completely clarified!

    I still don't understand about these detections. Were they overzealous or satisfactory?
     
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  9. WinXPert

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    overzealous i guess

    anyway i'm going with Paranoid/Interactive setting
     
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  10. Tornado

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    MCShield is a very lightweight program mainly used to detect malware on USB's and certain auto-run files, it is compatible with almost every anti-virus and anti-malware, you should use it :)
     
  11. phyniks

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    I know it s an old thread but I did not see it necessary to open a new topic.
    Why MC Shield is not receiving any sig. update?!!!
     

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  12. ifacedown

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    Search for McShield threads here on MalwareTips, one developer said if they see the need to update its signatures, then they will. They believe the current signatures and its powerful heuristics are enough for the kind of malware their product tries to kill.
     
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  13. upnorth

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    #33 upnorth, Dec 4, 2017
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    Send @TwinHeadedEagle a pm and ask or even better point him here.

    Almost forgot another thing. Scroll down to " Similar Threads " and you will find more information there.
     
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