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How to remove Autorun.inf Virus ?

Manual way:
1.) Open Notepad and do not write anything in it. Go to File > Save as autorun.inf
2.) Copy the blank 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.
Automatic way:
1.) Download Panda USB Vaccine which allows users to vaccinate their PCs in order to disable autorun completely so that no program from any USB/CD/DVD drive can auto-execute.
2.) Download Flash_Disinfector.exe and save it to your desktop.

  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone.
  • Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Flash Disinfector will remove any autorun.inf files; create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection

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Kingston datatraveler 8G shows write protection error, contain a virus outorun.inf, cannot save, cannot be formated and cannot delete. Please help.


1. Open Notepad and do not write anything in it. Just go to File > Save as (save it with the name: autorun.inf)



2. Copy the autorun.inf file that you have created in the above step and paste in your "Pen Drives"


3. Remove your pen drive.


After removing the pendrive, re-insert in your PC. Now your anti-virus will not detect any virus in your PC. And Your pendrive is 100% safe to use.

Jun 01, 2011 | Kingston Digital DataTraveler 4000 8 GB...

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Hi guys, I can not open local C, when I choose open command on right menu still not happening, just local local C drive


It's possible you may have a virus infection. Have you run a virus scan recently? If not I suggest you do so. In particular look for a file containing ust scandal. Report back with your findings and I'll advise you further.

still the problem exist then try

1. open your notepad and do not write anything in that, just save that as "autorun.inf" (without quotes)

2. Then copy that file to all of your drives for e.g:- c:/, d:/ e.t.c

3. Restart your pc

4. Go to your first drive for example c:/ and delete the file autorun.inf

5. do the same thing with all of your drives

6. then restart your pc

Nov 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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