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    My AV protection doesn't like reading USB business card

    No idea where this question belongs but I will try this category. I received a business card from someone and the card has a flash drive on it with the guy's resume (and other files) but when I plugged it in, my Trend Micro Apex One AV got all nervous and said it "detected unauthorized access to devices connected to your endpoint". When I google this I get instructions on how to "Untick 'Display a notification on endpoints when Apex One detects unauthorized device access' under Notification" but the question is do I want to untick it? What is the unauthorized access it is talking about? Also, I can't save his resume which is a PDF locally. That gave me another scary message. Thanks for any help! Want to keep my PC safe but also want to access this guy's resume!
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    Re: My AV protection doesn't like reading USB business card

    USB "sticks" are NOT allowed on a properly run network these days. Sorry - the person would submitted the resume has to come up with a way to deliver it safely.
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    Re: My AV protection doesn't like reading USB business card

    Interesting... I actually met this guy on a hike Saturday in Orange! Coincidentally he is a Windows programmer but he went back to college at Gateway Community for Mobile Apps and is done this month. So he gave me his fancy dancy business card. I will ask him to email it. Thanks.
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    Re: My AV protection doesn't like reading USB business card

    I end up having to inspect "dangerous" files fairly frequently as part of being a mod. Ideally I do it on an old laptop I've got but if that's not available I've got a Virtual Machine set up on my main desktop. That's a fairly safe way of doing it.

    Chances are his usb is entirely safe but I'd err on the side of caution.
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