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Scanning USB drivers and removable devices for viruses


Please Note: The steps in this article relate to the AVG AntiVirus or AVG Internet Security products. If the instructions below do not apply to your product, you may be using the newer AVG Internet Security - Unlimited.

A "removable device" means any device that can be temporarily connected to the computer: a USB stick (flashdisk), memory card, external hard drive, camera, etc. All of these devices can be automatically scanned by AVG for viruses when connected to the computer.

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. From the menu Options, select Advanced settings.
  3. In the left pane, expand the item Scans and select sub-item Removable device scan.
  4. In the right pane, select (check) the option Enable Removable device scan.
  5. Adjust the scan settings if needed, and click OK.

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