How many times does your PC get virus inflected by virus because of Flash Drives or portable HD? Even a paid AntiVirus cannot protect your PC from removable media devices such as USBs, SD Card, External hard drives, digital cameras, phones, etc. sometimes. So you should have an additional option to secure your PC if you care about it. Then comes the usefulness of Antirun. Antirun is a free application which brings a number of protection options for securing your system against threats mentioned earlier. This is simple solution to prevent autorun.inf/AutoPlay programs from executing automatically when you insert a USB drive or other removable storage device. The program scans the drive for an autorun.inf file and alerts you if it finds one. Moreover this is freeware and tiny (Only 305 kb). So let’s look over some of it’s features.
Start Antirun before connecting a removable device to ensure that no malicious agent will be able to run to infect your computer. That means Antirun will not consume much system resource in when it’s not necessary and on default, it will start with Windows. So you need not to run it manually. This app have a system tray menu to display current status. From system tray menu, you can open the removable media, get disk information (from Windows default disk information utility), and eject the removable device. All external devices are listed in tabs whereas, the bottom of the dialog box displays the amount of consumed and remaining disk space for the selected device. In case a virus is detected, you will get a prompt to remove the threat.
This app will run on startup and to disable this settings, click on “Settings” from System Tray icon and uncheck “Run the program at startup” option. You can also change other settings from here.
Antirun works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. To read more about Antirun, Click Here.