Sharing files using USB thumb drives or external hard drives increases the risk of spreading viruses. Infected drives usually have an autorun.inf file that initiates the virus when they are plugged into a computer. It doesn’t need any user intervention and you won’t even notice it running in the background. Virus infections can cause a lot of trouble like slowing down your computer to deleting important files.

To prevent problems caused by viruses, you might want to consider an alternative method of storing files. A good alternative storage solution is online media storage service. Viruses spread by copying itself recursively into system drives. Since your storage account isn’t detected as a storage device, the virus won’t be able to copy itself.

Another good feature of this file data storage service is that you can send out large files to other people without sending physical media to them. You just need to send a direct download link and they can download the file into their computer.

Online storage is more convenient and has better data security compared to conventional storage solutions. You can check out how good this service is by signing up for a free trial from SmartFile.

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