Autorun Virus Launching All Its Payload Before You Know It

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Often we get our media devices infected with autorun.inf that on its own is not a virus so often common antivirus programs overlook it but it often has large payloads that may start executing without your notice and change attribute of your drives or do further damage. How can we remove it from our system?

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Autorun Virus Launching All Its Payload Before You Know It


It should not be very difficult to remove the autorun with command prompt and if autorun is removed whatever it was launching stops working and you can feel safe.

a) Open command prompt in windows and use change directory command to select your media. Command prompt should have administrator privileges.

b) Type attrib –r –h –s autorun.inf and press enter. Thereby removing the hidden attribute for autorun

c) When the search has found autorun type del autorun.inf

d) Perform and registry cleaning using c cleaner and it is expected one null value would be present. Remove that or the autorun would come back Restart the system and removal should be complete

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