The easiest way is simply to run a virus scan on the pen drive each time you insert it into your home PC. Even then though it's possible some viruses will still escape and infect your computer, though it does make it much less likely.
In all honesty the best way would be to find another mechanism to do what you want to do. Does it have to be a pendrive? Could you not put the files on a remote server you get to from home?
Hi. I´m new to the forums, and by no means whatsoever an expert on anything computer-related. I believe I have the same problem as the poster, but with the sad case that this pen drive actually infected my home laptop (HP - Windows Vista) while transferring simple .wav and .pdf files).
This is the problem. Absolutely all my icons on the desktop, whether it was adobe reader or audacity, all icons changed to internet explorer ones. All application were changed to .LNK files and I cannot open anything. I deleted the icons but did not uninstall anything. What can I do about this? I´ve already learned to re-format the pen drive often, but my home laptop is screwed up. I would appreciate absolutely anything that can help my situation. Thanks.
Better to start a new thread for a separate problem, but have you run a full virus scan? If you've done that and it's all ok you may need to recreate the shortcuts manually (you could just drag them from your start menu if they're still there.)