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My computer get infected by virus "autorun.inf". i am deleted all infected files but after that my computer not working properlly. it restart when i scan with norton2003, when start it in safe mode, install new softwares or even live update is not working for norton

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  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    autorun.inf is not a virus. It is a file all software has that allows it to startup when the cd is loaded into the machine.

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Norton 2003 is the virus you can download a removal tool here

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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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Make ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus Auto Scan Flash Drive


Everyone doesn't want computers infected with a virus. The question is, where the virus entered into the computer. There are two possibilities, may be infected from the Internet or external device (flash drive, memory cards, external hard drives, etc). Flash drives are external devices that are often used. When we insert the flash drive to the infected computer, flash drive will be infected with the virus. In a flash drive that is infected, will form the autorun.inf file. Autorun.inf files will work automatically, every flash drive is inserted. Setting the default operating system is windows autorun when inserted an external device. Autorun windows, used by the autorun.inf, to enter into the computer. To protect your computer from viruses, there are a few things done:
1. Update anti-virus
2. Setting anti-virus in the guard position
3. Turn off windows autorun
4. Make anti virus auto scan flash drives

Turn off autorun Windows

Win Xp : Press START - run - regedit - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer - NoDriveTypeAutoRun - Value Data - Type = ff - OK

Win Vista / 7 : Press START - Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Autoplay - uncheck "Use Autoplay for all media devices" - SAVE.

Make ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus Auto Scan Flash Drive

Using software USB Safely Remove. Open software USB Safely Remove - click View - Options - Global Autorun - After device plugging - click Add process to launch list - click browse, open directory C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ecls.exe - Open - then double click the drive letter, to add parameter %DriveLetter% - then, on the tab File name and parameters, write /log-file=c:\report.txt /log-rewrite /aind - OK. Then. click Add process to launch list - write "C:\report.txt" - then unchecked "Wait for the process to finish" and "Launch the process for drives only" OK - FINISH.




on Sep 26, 2011 | ESET NOD32 Antivirus

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Windows Cannot Find "Copy.exe"


When i installed AVG Free last time it removed few virus including "copy.exe". so whenever i go to "My Computer" (win key + E) and double click on any hard drive then i find an error stating that (Windows cannot find "Copy.exe").
Solution:
Well the solution for this "copy.exe" conundrum is to get rid of a file called autorun.inf in each of the infected hard drives. here's the solution for the problem......

Make sure you or the virus scanner is run through the infected hard drives/flash drives. to make sure the virus files is gone.
Now, some forums said you could just select "Show Hidden Files" from the option and this would enable you to see "autorun.inf" file.
Also, some entries in the "autorun.inf"may be legitimate. so to check the file (even when you can't see the file) do this: Type in the infected hard drive label followed by autorun.inf for example f:\autorun.inf
This will load autorun.inf file in notepad.if the only entry is that incriminating copy.exe then this is what i did. i tried to overwrite the file with the same name autorun.inf. that din't work because autorun file was readonly. so i saved that blank file on the desktop and simply cut it and pasted it into the drive, then selecting the overwrite option. that should stop that annoying windows cannot find "copy.exe" message every time you double click into a drive. this will solve the problem!
Read more: http://comsguru.blogspot.com/2009/12/windows-cannot-find-copyexe.html#ixzz0nMpOFGpo

on May 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Whenever i used to insert chip drive with chip it is showing autorun.inf virus


How to remove autorun.inf in your flash drive or hard disk

Sometimes for virus or trojan horse you may difficulties opening your drives. Your autorun.inf is infected if you find any abnormal language when you right-click on a drive. This autorun.inf file is hidden and you will not see the file even though you select to show your all files from Folder Options.

1. Goto Start --> Run and type cmd then click OK.
2. If you want to remove the infected file from drive C: then type C: then press Enter.
3. Type "autorun.inf" and press Enter.
4. Type "del autorun.inf" then press Enter. The file is in the drive but not showing or you can't delete it now.
5. Now type "attrib autorun.inf -s -h -r" and press Enter.
6. Now delete the file by typing "del autorun.inf" and press Enter.
7. Restart the computer.

Good Luck!

Mar 02, 2011 | 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.

Feb 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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D drive not open.


If it happens to you that you are not able to open the drives by double click, then your system may be infected with virus. When this virus infects your windows, it automatically creates a autorun.inf in the root directory of each drive. This autorun.inf file is usually hidden, read only and is a system file. This virus also disables folder option. This is not a major problem and can be fixed by deleting autorun.inf file.


  1. Open Start > Run. Now type cmd and press enter. Command prompt window will open.
  2. Type cd/
  3. Type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf
  4. Now type del autorun.inf
  5. Now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition and repeat steps 3 and 4.
  6. Repeat step 5 for all your hard disk drives.
  7. Restart your computer.

Jul 30, 2010 | Symantec Norton Antivirus 2009 1-User -...

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Autoplay


ok .. firstly your hd contains a autorun.inf file that the comouter detects and follows the instructions of.. This file gets overwritten or deleted it fails to work.. Also more than likely it has a virus infection.. The virus spreads by overwriting you autorun file to initiate itself everytime you connect your harddrive.. You will need to run a virus scan and remove it..

To remove the autorun the virus has created ples
  • connect your drive
  • click start then computer
  • right click you WD hard drive and click explore
  • find the autorun.inf file,, right click and click edit.. or open with notepad
  • replace the contents of the file with the following
[WD Silent Installer]
Model=My Passport Essential
Program1=WDSetup.exe

thats it ,, save it and exit..

PS REMOVE VIRUS FIRST.. USE AVG FREE ANTIVIRUS AND SUPERANTI SPYWARE..

for more details click this link

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4245067-virus

Mar 19, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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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.

Hope this help. Post comments if this does not help.

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Unable to delete the autorun.inf


hi azhar here form Karachi it is very easy. do, the below steps
reboot ur PC in safe mode with command prompt
when u bring a dos screen just move to ur drive mostly virus stayed in d: drive got d: drive and type
d:dir/ah and press enter
if u see there any auto run.inf file there also should be another file like .exe file or .bat or any kind of unknown , file so for delete the auto run file type attrib -s -h -r autorun.inf and press enter
then type del autorun.inf and hit enter here u go u have done.
do the samr process in all drives because mostly autorun.inf file make copy in all drives
remember autorun inf is just a file which help the virus to run autometicly

Feb 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Autorun.exe file created automatically


These are viruses and may cannot cause any damage to ur phone..ur E6 have been infected when connected to an infected computer. u can remove this by a virus scan using a good kaspersky or McAfee. pls beware to use an updated anti-virus.

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