USB is infected by autorun.inf

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Hi Guys,

My USB drive is infected by autorun.inf. I already formatted the drive, but it still there.

I don’t know what to do now.

Can anyone help me please?

Thanks in advance

Answered By 0 points N/A #120014

USB is infected by autorun.inf


Hi Carlo Marasigan,

That surely is a persisting problem. Virus can truly get annoying in a lot of ways such as this one.

Anyway, there are also a lot of ways to stop this persisting virus.

Try having an antivirus that fully supports portable drives such as Eset Nod. It has a feature where you can clean the files in your portable drives.

It should provably delete autorun.inf immediately. Besides than that, try deleting it once again, and then create a new folder named autorun.inf. Since it has the same file name, it should probably be unable to come back again.

And the least way could be using Windows recovery console.

Just check out this link for more information.

Hope it helps.

Mathew Joni

Answered By 574115 points N/A #120015

USB is infected by autorun.inf


The reason why your USB flash drive is still infected with the autorun virus is because your own computer is also infected with the autorun virus. You will not be able to remove the virus if you’ll be formatting it on an operating system that is also infected with the virus. It will just infect the drive again after it has been formatted.

Since your computer is already infected with the autorun virus, it is best if you use a virus removal tool such as Sophos Virus Removal Tool. It is designed to remove viruses from already infected machines. It supports Windows XP Service Pack 2 and later. It requires 256 MB RAM and 80 MB free hard drive space. Download and install it on your computer.

Once installed, insert your infected USB flash drive on the USB port then start Sophos but don’t disconnect from the internet because it will automatically update its virus signature database. Once update is complete, start scanning your machine. It will scan your entire computer including all removable drives if one is inserted.

At the end of the scan, if it finds viruses, remove them and then re-scan your system. Keep scanning your system until it no longer detects a virus. This is what the program recommends to be done. Once your system is clean, avoid sharing your USB flash drive to others and make sure to scan every USB flash drive you insert on your computer.

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