USB-AV Antivirus is a lightweight piece of software designed to provide you with a quick way to scan USB devices that you connect to your computer for malware and viruses.
Following a quick and uneventful setup that does not require any special attention from your part, you can access the application from the system tray. In case you have Flash sticks, smartphones, tablets or other drives connected to your PC, then you can perform a quick scan and determine whether they contain potentially dangerous files.
What makes the tool stand up in the crowd is that the fact that unlike conventional antivirus solutions that check your entire system activity, the tool is focused solely on devices that are connecting via the various USB ports. Not only does this make the scan noticeably faster, but is also does not put so much strain on your computer at the same time.
More often than not, antiviruses can cause various performance drops when analyzing the system, particularly when you run applications that put a strain on the GPU. You will be happy to learn that the tool can be silenced whenever you have CAD software solutions or video games for instance.
In addition, depending on your needs and devices you connect, you can customize the program’s behavior so that it is non-obstructive. For starters, you can specify the speed and effectiveness of the scan to be performed, so you can make sure to detect threats on devices you know are infected. Moreover, you can safely delete remnants from the registry or preview hidden files and folders, once the gadgets are cleansed.
In spite of the fact that it does not pack the same functions of an antivirus and does not replace a comprehensive security suite, USB-AV Antivirus is a useful tool that can help you prevent getting malware from infected USB devices that you connect to your computer.