|Found usb drive|

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  1. Natethekidrs00
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    What should i do about it I want to see whats on it but dont want to get a virus or find child porn
     
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    stick it in a android phone/linux/mac and format it.
     
  3. Natethekidrs00
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    its a usb drive not a sd card
     
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    This has been the only thread I have ever opened and have literally face palmed, I have no words for what I just read.
     
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    return it.
     
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    stick it in an xbox 360 or wiiu to format first
     
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    Hmmmm maybe sandboxie can isolate the processes related to removable media?
     
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    ok then linux/mac then if your afraid of viruses
     
  9. Natethekidrs00
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    It was in the parking lot so idk whos it is

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    why?
     
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    Because you were concerned about finding pornography on a random USB, who would be stupid enough to carry a device like that with them, most people also won't place viruses on their USB's, so both of your concerns are kind of silly.
     
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    still it could have been planted

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    so should i just dive in and test it on my pc?
     
  12. sarkwalvein

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    too much paranoia in this thread.
    if you don't want to get a virus, handle it like a person with two or more neurons and you will not get a virus.
    if you are so paranoid, look at it in some linux mini-distro or something.
    if you don't want to find child porn, throw it away. you know it may be less than 1/10000000 probability, but even so, nobody has a crystal ball for you.
    ugh. do whatever.
     
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    If you are that paranoid; just go to a public PC and test it out; but there is no reason to be paranoid, lol!
     
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    It could have information on how to bring down the US government on it and you wouldn't get in trouble for plugging it into your computer.
    I mean assuming you don't try to sell it to ISIS.

    It probably has absolutely nothing on it. At least nothing of value. Just plug it in and format it.

    I feel like this thread is either trolling or you must be 11 years old.
     
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    Format it to Ex FAT, or FAT 32, forget FAT 16, because that's useless.
    Just plug it into a computer or mobile device to do that.

    On a Mac you'll need to use Disc Utility and you can format it there.
     
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    https://imgur.com/a/xr2IH
     
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    And does that not prove how stupid this person is? Carrying around a flash drive that contains material like that is just asking for trouble, my point still stands, it's silly to carry around something like that.
     
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    Just stick it in someone else's computer. It probably contains nothing worse than a load of selfies and some pirated mp3s.
     
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  20. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    it's a very low change but can happen..
    when i was a kid i had saved pictures and private documents on a mp3 player, so my parents wo

    but really @Natethekidrs00 just plug it on a public computer, or use linux\mac or even use a OTG cable on your android phone.. that, if you want to see what it contains (maybe it has sexy pictures of that sexy co-worker or crush? ;);)
    maybe it has important stuff that the person would love to get back which you could try to give the stuff back to the person while keeping the cheap thumb drive for yourself as reward...

    if you dont want to see what's inside you can also plug it to a console and format it..
     
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