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Hard drive when i plug it through usb, there is no autorun it just appears in my pc and although it seems full there are no file in it... also the name i gave it its gone please help

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    My new 500GB Lacie says it only has 56GB available, but there is nothing saved on the disk



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    my hardisk corrupted

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Most likely you reset it somehow which would of made the name dissapear. I'm not sure why it says its full. Hope I helped. =)

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My pc is infected by autorun.inf files in each folders.But when i tried to delete it i gets error that 'Directory is not empty'.When i use cmd to delete autorun.inf with 'attrib -s -r -h...


follow my steps.

1. remove your mcafee
2. download AVAST 4.7. here its serial no: W80293736R9983I1147-L9LY7KL3
3. Download USB drive Antivirus V2.3. here serial no: User Name; Nash license code: PEYP
4. install USB antivirus fist, put the serial no. then make a full scan with it. it will remove the autorun file.
5. remove your ADSL connection
6. install AVAST 4.7 with serial no.
7. now plug your ADSL cable back
8. update avast by right click on the icon. Choose Updating-> iAVS update.
9. after update finish, right click on AVAST icon. Start avast Antivirus
10. click on : Stop Memory Test
11. right clikc on avast. menu will appear, select: Schedule Boot-Time Scan
12. Scan all local disks
13. put tick on advance options
14. 1st box. move infected file to chest
14. 2nd box. ignore delete or move for system files.
15. click schedule.
16. pc will reboot, and start scanning n removing all infected files and folders.
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all infected files will be deleted.

if you computer is very infected and you are not able to install the 2 antivirus i told, then do it on
another computer which is not infected. Then you will have to remove your hard disk from your computer and place it in the other one and do the scanning.
the USB antivirus is very useful you can install it in any computer you have it will protect you from autorun. it scan all usb and flash card also.

Avast also is a good antivirus which you can use.

i also suggest you to backup all your files, document, photos,etc.. after scanning. cause sometime you might get some error from windows. so backup and reinstall a fresh windows.

dont forget to reinstall the USB antivirus after.

GOODLUCK
MNL Computers

Jun 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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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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I have Samsung R590 Laptop which i bought December last year... Before the USB ports used to work properly and display wt ever data is present in the usb ... but now it reads the data but all appear as...


Microsoft Knowledge Base
Article 971029
describes an update to Autorun that restricts AutoPlay
functionality to CD and DVD media. This update is intended to stop AutoPlay
functionality from working on USB drives, external hard drives, or network
shares. This update is available for supported editions of Windows XP, Windows
Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008.

Removable USB/thumb drives use the Autorun feature to load files when the drives are plugged into the USB port. Malware exploits the Autorun feature to spread from thumb drive to PC. Disable the autorun feature to prevent malware from spreading.

The preceding describes what has likely happened to your USB ports due to Windows update disabling the autorun feature for USB thumbdrives. The thumbdrive may no longer present its data properly unless you manually invoke the autorun in its root.

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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!
CreativeTECH

Dec 24, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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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

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Access is denied


Hi
Possible reason is
that your pendrive Contains
An autorun.inf file pointing to a *.exe file(possiblly a virus)

So either you run a scan with good antivirus
or
You can delete the file manually by


> Goto>> Run>>Type the drive letter of your pendrive and follow a full colon(Eg: "C:")
then just enter
now if you cant see the autorun.inf file
you go to folder options to change the view
that is (go to tab view )

1. tick "show hidden files and folders "
2. Untick " Hide operating system files"
Apply it

now you will see the autorun.inf file just delete it

It will solve your problem


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How 2 delete file autorun in my system without appearing in futur


When your computer automatically creates a "autorun.inf" or "autorun.exe" file on your pen drive, you have a virus. This is the way it multiplies itself in order to infect other computers. First, do a virus check and disinfection procedure on your computer (use a strong antivirus, like Kaspersky - they have 30-day free trial). After that, plug in the device, and now try to format it. It should work, if your computer is not too affected.

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Autorun a .exe automatically off a USB drive.


Open Notepad Type in: [autorun] open=PStart.exe action=Run PStart Program icon=PStart.exe label=My Portable PC Save the file as autorun.inf Put the file in the root of your USB flash drive The next time you insert your removable drive into your PC, the specified program will autorun from the USB drive
Of course you use your own names at the Commands.

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I have a 500 GB Seagate Freeagent Pro Ext Hard Drive (USB). The hard drive is appearing in My Computer. But the Icon is not the one that should be appearing. When I click on the drive, the drive does not...


The autorun file in the drive has been modified. A virus should have done that and in turn your anitvirus must have found and removed the virus. Hence windows is now trying to find the missing application. You can revert this by either removing the autorun file in the root folder, or by modifying it to your liking. If you need further assistance, comment back.

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Autorun.inf doesn't open file in internet browser


Hello ksharp628,

I use a program called autorun.exe One limitation of the standard AutoRun facility is the fact that it will only run executable programs; it will not by itself open document files such as web pages or text files. AutoRun.exe is designed to circumvent this restriction: it will open any number of document files or start executable programs. Moreover, it is smart enough to use a sensible fall-back strategy if no documents can be opened, perhaps because the target system does not have the required support for those document types.

example of my autorun.inf
[autorun]
open=autorun.exe msn.html
action=Run MSN.com
icon=msn.ico

in root of thumb drive I have Autorun.exe Autorun.inf MSN.html and my ICON msn.ico wich i did a search for on my computer

I hade t make and msn.html

my edited msn.html file open in txt format
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.msn.com">

You can replace with what ever website you want and rename it to that.

This autrun.inf setup will popup the autrun box and ask you pick an option. this is as close to running the webpage when inserting the usb drive. The program comes with a .pdf on many options wich can be used with autorun.exe.

the link to the autrun.exe program is found below.

http://www.tarma.com/products/autorun/

Hope this helps you, take care.

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