USB Pen drives, the easiest tools for data transfers, and is also the easiest ways to get infected by malicious objects such as virus, Spy wares, Trojans etc…
In this post I’ll tell you how to safely format a pen drive which has a crash virus without damaging the computer. Most of the viruses get activated only if let them run. The USB drives come with auto run features that can allow programs to run on its own, once they are inserted into your computer. You need to disable auto run to stop the virus or Trojan running on its own. You could disable auto run this way

Go to Run
Type “gpedit.msc” without quotations
Double click “computer configuration
Double click “administrative templates
Double click “system
Look for “turn off auto play” and enable it

Once you have done this, it is impossible for the Trojan or virus to auto run from Pen drive. Go to My computer and right click on the USB drive and click on format option. Then format as many times as you wish. And that’s it. Your useless pen drive is safe now. Don’t worry! I recovered my pen drive which had crash virus in it. So you can hang on me unless you don’t mess up with the steps…

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