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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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Delete autorun inf virus 4gb


If you have a autorun.inf virus on your memory card/USB stick the anti virus software on your PC may not allow access in order to stop it from spreading.

First you need to disable autorun feature on Windows operating system :

Follow steps in link :

http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-disable-autorun-autoplay-in-windows-7-and-windows-8/

After disabling the feature you will have access to your memory card/USB stick. The next step is to delete autorun.inf virus file hidden on your memory card/USB stick. But first you need to make the hidden virus file visible.

Follow steps in link to show hidden system files :

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/show-hidden-files-in-windows-7/

Now navigate to your memory card/USB stick you should see the autorun.inf file - DELETE IT.

(If it doesnt allow you to delete it - restart the PC in safe mode by pressing F8 on start up and choosing safe mode and try again)

Back up your files on the memory stick/USB stick to your PC and to make sure the virus is gone from the memory stick/USB format it using your PC.

Dont to forget re-hide your system files to prevent accidental deletion.

Good luck!

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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

on Oct 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am unable to delete Rahul'virusprotection.vbe and Autorun.inf in my pen drive .Sometimes deteled again immediatly come to my pendrive


Please follow these steps to Remove Virus using Command Promt:

Click the "Start" menu and type "CMD" into the "Run" box and click "OK."

Select the drive that is infected with the virus. If you are not sure which drive is infected, start with the "C:" drive. Type in "C:" and press "Enter" to access this drive.

Type the following into the command prompt box: - s - h *. * /s /d and press "Enter." This will bring up any suspicious files located on the drive. Open the suspicious file.

Look for a file that contains a ".exe" file and a file titled "autorun.inf." If you find these two files, you have found the tainted file. Make sure to write down the name of the program where the file is located.

Rename the "autorun.inf" so you can access the drive later without activating the virus. Type: rename autorun.inf as virusfile and close out of the "Command" prompt box.

Double-click the "My Computer" icon and select the drive that has the infected file. Find the program that contains the infected file.

Right-click on the program and choose "Open."

Right-click on the file you renamed "virusfile" and choose "Delete."

Right-click on the ".exe" file and choose "Delete." You have now removed the virus from your computer's hard drive.

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I am using a Transcend 8GB USB Pend Driver. when i scanned it, it showed me that, find "rahulvirusprotection.vbe". Hence i delete it immediately. After deleting the virus, i tried to access the...


It is virus which uses autorun feature of the removable devices such as USB Pen Drive. These type of viruses usually have two files. (a) autorun.inf and (b) the executable (.exe) or script file. Some Antivirus programs delete the exe file but the autorun files remains. In your case, the exe file (rahul's virus protection.vbe) has been removed but the autorun entry is there, which is run everytime you try to access your pen drive. First, plug-in the drive and DONT OPEN IT. Open 'My Computer' , right click the pen drive and choose explore. (This would by-pass the autorun feature).

Download Flash Disinfector 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. 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)


Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

Good Luck!
Appreciate generously, if the solution could have been of any help!
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My PC has been affected by RECYCLER virus.......................Please tell me how to remove the virus? It is urgent!!!


You can use combo fix from save mode
http://combofix.net/


Follow the step.restart the pc >press F8> select save mode use the down arrow key .copy and paste the combo fix and dubble click on it and wait for few minutes. If you can not entry in save mode do the following steep bellow

>download the
Kasperky=http://www.filehippo.com/
Please install the kaspersky and scan with kasperky antivirus, it will solve the problem. kaspersky will delete the virus apliacation, then you have to follow this steps. 1- Go to Wondows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View/ and uncheck "hide protected operating system files"
when youn will delete just drag the file and delete, dont dubble click on the recycler and autorun .inf.
2- now look for the folder "RECYCLER" in your hard drive'spartitions and and delete it (don't wory about delete it, windows willcreate it again when you delete another file or folder) so now delete it 3- find this archive "autorun.inf" and delete it, you can change theext by .txt to see what is inside, it's contain this information: [autorun]
;ibiblmjgamvmodocwzjkostqzppssmxcplaynwlzhplnesfcvqiadihctztr
shellexecute="RECYCLER\S-7-6-80-100015368-100013452-100001365-7286.com c:\"
;bgbwilfidaalxblibzdnkwlfwvnqapgqvqlcmvfvlwudeuzhkwardzyiibhmqvdcolhjqmfamdoeeepvmnhertksxrbkyergal
shell\Open\command="RECYCLER\S-7-6-80-100015368-100013452-100001365-7286.com c:\"
;khbspqdveitzhbftkujolleshraaqinbizeahivqavweucwcigvjltmpnjdxpcbfdwzsbcdjyxjpitmizduaxbpltzcpycjpacgpzivjp
shell=Open4- Restart your computer and you're done


If your pc run in same do next
download
http://www.quickheal.co.in/downloads.asp

After instgall the quick hill, restart and scan

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How to remove write protect on my usb flash drive


Maybe you are infected with a virus. Run CMD on rrun command or get to run the Windows Dos Prompt. Goto flash drive drive letter. Then type DIR/AH, this will show you list of hidden files in your flash drive usually if you get an autorun.inf you are infected with a virus. Type TYPE AUTORUN.INF with the space in between.This will show you the script if it will run an exe command usually untrusted one. Usually the autorun.inf and the linked exe is attributed to be hidden, system, and read only.

If the files in your flash drive is not so important you can try to delete the autorun.inf only. But you will gonna do this first. In its drive letter type ATTRIB -H -R -S AUTORUN.INF hit enter. Then type DEL AUTORUN.INF. trying to access the flash drive in windows screen you can get that something is cannot be found. But you could actually delete and load files into it. Or try to access the drive rightclicking it then select EXPLORE.

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your computer attacked by a virus. try to install latest Anti Virus. If you dont have you can delete autorun program on your computer manualy. if you are using WINX goto tools the Folder Option then Cilk of View Tab then click view hidden files and folder option and uncheck hide protected and hide extension then clik ok. then Open My Computer right clik drive C:\ then chose explore then you can see there and Icon with the name Autorun delete it. then theres also a folder name with Volume ....... open it then delete all files store in it. Check all Drives of your computer. After deleteeting restart pc then restore changes you have made.. if problem persist just email me @ CRDSoftware@yahoo.com so that I can give you some programs to remove it.

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hi sir,

i think you have an autorun.inf file residing at your local drives. this probably infected by a virus.

go to control panel >folder option> click View> choose "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and uncheck Hide Protected Operating System Files, this will show hidden autorun.inf file. In your explorer, right click your local disk and click explore, this will show all your files and folders of your drive, navigate autorun.inf file, if found delete it.
note: it has an associated file called vbsscript file...if found also delete it..do the same with the other drives. empty recycle bin and restart.

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it's a virus, undetectable with antiviruses, there is a file named autorun.inf in the drive delete the file and recheck it.

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