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HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PRTECTED OR AUTORUN.INF FILES

Hi everyone
i have a little problem with my 8g flash drive (apacer)
i can open it copy files from it but i cant delete files or format it and when i try doing that a message appears telling me (that the file or the drive is protected or locked)
and i need to format it very bad
so please help me A.S.A.P

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Removing write protection in pen drives is impossible..because tht is due to some hardware problemsi and no software can remove writ protection..anyway try this..logon to a linux machine(i prefer ubuntu )
and in terminal route to your drive and type sudo chmod-R 777/media/ and press enter..if one failes to delete files again..then throw away the pendrive.he heh..!!

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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.

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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:
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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.




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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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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.

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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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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").
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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.
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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
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