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How to remove AUTORUN.INF file from pendrive or block AUTORUN in PC

The Microsoft Windows Operating Systems use the AUTORUN.INF file from removable drives in order to know which actions to perform when a new external storage device, such as a USB drive or CD/DVD, is inserted into the PC. But there is large amount of malware-related problems associated with Microsoft AutoRun.
Follow the steps below to remove Autorun.inf from Pendrive:
1.) Open Notepad and do not write anything in it. Go to File > Save as autorun.inf
2.) Copy the autorun.inf file that you have created in the above step and paste it in your “Pen Drives”
3.) Remove your pendrive.
4.) Re-insert your PC. Now your pendrive is safe to use.
5.) Or simply use Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine utility.

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