Padvish Warns When Running Software From Flash Drive

Problem

  1. When I connect a Flash Drive to the system and when I want to run a program from it, a warning message will pop-up that I must copy the file to the hard disk. What is the reason and what can I do about it?
  2. In order to use some Flash Drive in our organization, we must run software from the Flash Drive itself. Since we do not want to turn off UMP protection, what do you propose for this problem?
  3. When I connect a new printer to the system, a Flash Drive is connected to the system which the installer Is located. How do I run this application?

Solution

Preventing software from running on a Flash Drive is related to UMP (USB Malware Protection) option in Padvish. This option existed from the first versions of home Padvish anti-virus and apparently, it is a simple but very effective option.

This option prevents even unknown and advanced malware from infecting your system from Flash Drive by basically preventing software from running on Flash Drive. (it is noteworthy that this option had a history of preventing Zero-day attacks such as Stuxnet).

Since most users using Flash Drive to transfer their files and documents, this will not be a problem. But in cases that needed to run software from the Flash Drive, you have some method to follow:

  1. Disabling UMP: disabling this option from Settings> Real-Time Protection and uncheck the USB Malware Protection (UMP). Note that this will only disable a Padvish special complementary protection, and other protections such as Real-Time Protection, Memory scan, Behavioral protection and etc. are still active and do not cause any problem.
  2. Excluding software: in the same setting window (Real-Time Protection), there is an exception settings option in front of the UMP option. But you must notice that in addition to excluding executive software, also it is necessary to exclude the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) files, if exist any. Meanwhile, note that this exception is based on the file content and will work on any Flash Drive as long as the file is not infected or altered.
  3. Transferring file: another simplest way is to copy the file on the system hard drive.

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