I got some questions about USB FLash drive protection:
I'm using Panda USB Vaccine to protect my Flash drive. As far as I know, Panda's app makes autorun file read-only. Imagine that, my flash drive infected by virus. When I insert this drive to the PC that have no antivirus software, is there any chance that virus will be "turned on" even if it has no autorun file access?
How far can go flash drive viruses? For ex, I'm web developer, and I'm carrying XAMPP server in my flash drive. Recently when I insert this drive to PC that has Kaspersky Internet Security, it detected 2 XAMPP files as virus. (I worked on this PC about 10-15 times. But Antivirus detected only yesterday.) It offered me to disinfect or remove. I selected disinfect. And KAV kinda disinfected these files. Is there any chance that virus can get this much deeper or it's just KAV?
Is there any portable, free antiviral protection, that will protect my USB drive (NOT PC!!) from being infected?
Actually, I have Clamwin for PortableApps. But it's only "1 time scanner" (It's not scanning always). I mean, it will not protect if I insert this drive into the computer that has no antivirus software.
P.S. Lets say there is portable scanner. Imagine that I inserted my flash drive into the PC that already has antiviral software. How about this? Will flash drive's antivirus conflict with PC's?