Antirun is an application that brings a number of protection options for securing your system against threats which may occur from removable media devices such as USBs, SD Card, External hard drives, digital cameras, phones, etc. Antirun automatically scans devices which are plugged into your computer and informs you when a threat is detected. These threats are identified by the attributes of external media files (such as the ones which may be trying to activate themselves). Once a virus is detected, Antirun provides an option to remove the identified threat. All external devices connected to the computer are displayed in separate tabs which makes it easier to manage different external devices.
Antirun enables users to avoid opening their media devices. It supports drag and drop behavior to copy files to the destination device without having to open it directly. You can also use Antirun to open the device in a secure manner to prevent malware from infecting your system. Another aspect worth noting is that it does not interfere with your existing antivirus program and can be launched before you plug-in an external device.
Start Antirun before connecting a removable device to ensure that no malicious agent will be able to run to infect your computer. From system tray menu, you can open the removable media, get disk information (from Windows default disk information utility), and eject the removable device. All external devices are listed in tabs whereas, the bottom of the dialog box displays the amount of consumed and remaining disk space for the selected device. In case a virus is detected, you will get a prompt to remove the threat.
As mentioned earlier, Antirun makes it convenient to copy files and folders to external media devices without having to risk opening the device and activating a malware agent. This can be done by dragging a file or folder on to the Antirun dialog box.
Antirun works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.