9 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2011 3:49 AM by Barney-15E Branched to a new discussion.
E.Krause Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone know of a good software for USB Port protection besides Faronics? It is not working well, and was looking for an alternative.

 

Thanks.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Wireless Router Tenda W268R
  • Grant Greene Level 6 Level 6 (14,745 points)

    Do you just want to disable them totally? Or do you want selective control over them?

  • E.Krause Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I want a selective control over them, but mainly protect my computer from malwares works from them.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (40,330 points)

    E.Krause wrote:

     

    I want a selective control over them, but mainly protect my computer from malwares works from them.

    Just don't run the malware that is on them. Or better yet, don't connect a device that has malware on it.

    Just plugging in a device that has malware on it is not going to infect your Mac. You would have to actively install it.

    I have never heard of anything that can "jump" from an external hard drive to your internal hard drive.

  • Grant Greene Level 6 Level 6 (14,745 points)

    I have never heard of anything that can "jump" from an external hard drive to your internal hard drive.

    You mean on OS X right? Because that does happen quite often elsewhere.

  • E.Krause Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So, if ot may happen, what could I do to prevent it?

  • E.Krause Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In MS Windows, pen-drives come with autorun program. Often it is inffected, then the infectuous files may "jump" into your computer. Does this happen in Mac OS?

  • Grant Greene Level 6 Level 6 (14,745 points)

    No.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)

    No. There is no equivalent to the Windows "autorun" as such, so it's highly unlikely if not virtually impossible that any program, legitimate or malware, could run automatically solely on insertion of a USB flash drive. You would have to run an application yourself, so as long as you don't launch things you're not certain about, there should be no need to worry.

     

    Regards.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (40,330 points)

    Grant Greene wrote:

     

    I have never heard of anything that can "jump" from an external hard drive to your internal hard drive.

    You mean on OS X right? Because that does happen quite often elsewhere.

    Well, since this is a Mac OS X forum, that's exactly what I mean.