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'hang' with write-protected USB-Sticks


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Whenever I attach a phyically write-protected USB-stick / flashdrive ( yes, there a still some available like Trekstor CS), it takes 'hours' until icons are displayed and folders are accessible.

(even if I 'don't care' the NOD32 message when detecting the device).

NOD32 latest version 7.0.302.26

various OS ( XP, Vista, W7, W8, 32/64)

If I switch off write protection, everything works normal.

 

Can someone verify this experience and probably find a solution?

I need this writeprotected stick when I approach unknown computers as a repair tool .

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Typically these parameters are active on the clients. Haven't checked though, whether this would change the condition. I only noticed, that once the stick gets installed unlocked, this 'timeout' does not occur.

It also seems to depend on the clients 'processing power' .......

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I just tested one old generic write protected USB drive on my PC - and everything works as expected.

 

Computer is Win7 64 bit, 4 core processor with 4GB RAM with typical settings and ESET Smart Security 7.0.302.26 (latest).

When I insert write-protected USB in PC, ESS ask for action (default ESS settings), when I select "scan" - it scans this USB. Only thing - it report that is unable to clean/delete malware sample (EICAR test file), but this is expected.

 

Is maybe there something special with your USB?

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  • 5 months later...

I have the same problem, but I'm not sure whether the drive is write-protected. (I don't think it is.) The drive works on my old computer with Kaspersky, and it worked yesterday on my current Windows 8.1 machine with McAfee, but since I uninstalled McAfee last night and installed eset NOD32 antivirus, that thumb drive hangs up the computer. Other thumb drives don't hang up the computer, however, so it seems to be the combination of that specific thumb drive and eset NOD32 antivirus. For now I start up my old computer and view the thumb drive there, but it's not an ideal solution. Has eset figured out a solution to the problem of it causing computers to hang when a thumb drive that it doesn't like is inserted?

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Hello ,

 

It may be that you need to turn on Device integration and create a rule for thumb drive, or if device integration is enabled, disable it. :)

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