Hello and first, thank you very much for making our beloved and favorite apps portable. I enjoy a lot carrying them and work on the go.
Right now, the only issue that have is the next. I'm a college student and as such many times I have to work on the public computers. Obviously infections are easily spread, shame to accept, by USB drives.
I have no problem making at home as I always assume that my device is infected so most of the time I catch the sneak and null it. In fact, this isn't the problem I'm reporting. (ClamWin makes wonders usually)
The problem is that this particular virus overwrites the portable app launcher, rendering it as a virus launcher instead (ironic). I don't think it's the malicious author's intention; you can easily see how the launcher was overwritten as the icon changes to that of a folder (so the unsuspecting user "opens" it and in the process loads the virus).
I've found that it work in a really simple way. It creates an .exe of the same name as the folder it contains. So, let's say, I have "H:\Folder" the virus creates "H:\Folder\Folder.exe"; "H:\ClamWinPortable\ClamWinPortable.exe" is overwritten for a virus in this case. Okay, I can install my app in a folder whose name doesn't match, but the problem is that it does that too to the subfolders. "H:\FirefoxPortable\App\firefox\firefox.exe" turns into a virus in this case!
Is it possible to avoid this trouble, like by using custom folder names? I hate so much to clean and then reinstall my programs, it steals valuable time from me whenever it happens.
Thanks in advance.