The 'Autorun' virus has terrified users from all over the world not long ago, but fortunately, security software developers responded quickly enough to help and try to eradicate the infection.
One of the most useful tools in this regard is Panda USB Vaccine, a program that doesn't remove the malicious files, but acts to protect the computer and flash memory drives that can be used to distribute the virus.
The software is supposed to immunize both the computer and the USB devices in order to block the virus from spreading onto clean machines.
How's that possible? In a quite simple manner actually: basically the application disables the autorun feature completely, which means malware infections won't be able to load automatically anymore.
Installing Panda USB Vaccine isn't too difficult, but keep an eye on every message dialog, because the setup kit also comes with some handy options to protect you in the future. The tool has the power to automatically inoculate any new inserted USB key and also work with the NTFS file system.
The interface is quite simple and it all comes down to just two buttons, vaccinate computer or vaccinate USB, so you just have to decide which one needs protection.
A quite useful feature is the fact that each of the two options comes with detailed explanations, so you won't feel the need for an additional help file to guide you through the process.
All in all, Panda USB Vaccine is indeed a very handy tool, and in case you wish to keep your computer protected from the 'Autorun' infection.