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Autorun file my autorun file was deleted by a virus protection program

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    nidhi4gud Dec 07, 2008

    A virus had come on my pendrive and i deleted it..
    It was the autorun of my pd. Now when i insert the pd it asks me for the program with which my drive F: will open (it says "Open With"). What should i do to re-install the autorun???

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Hi.. well firstly your external hd does not require an autorun.inf file to function. autorun.inf files are used to instruct the computer to perform a certin task on connecting or inserting a a disc. This is used by software vendors to automatically run a setup program (or any app) so it will be user friends. basically you insert the disc and it runs automatically. A virus will use this method on external media like hd's and usb drives or flash drives to automatically execute themselves to infect the host system. There should not be a file as such on your ext hd. Thankfully your antivirus is doing its job :)

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Follow step>Go another PC which is running well, If all the hidden file and protected system file can see in that PC think that is well in condition. But please don't connect the usb pen drive.Now you should stop the autorun .Follow all the instructionm, how to stop autorun.
How will you confirm?

Follow the steep.
Press win key +R >type gpedit .msc and soon an windows will open.
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If , still there are no hidden file in drive C:

Think your computer has affected by serious virus, because to protect the systemfile
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760.

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