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My kingston micro sd card has autorun.inf. Is it safe ?

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Hi,

Yes, the Autorun.inf file is absolutely safe.

Autorun.inf is basically an instruction file. Autorun.inf itself is a simple text-based file that tells Windows which executable and commands to launch. In other words, Autorun.inf tells Windows how to deal with the contents of your micro SD card.

I will look forward to your feedback and positive rating for this free solution to your issue.

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Hello

OK, the autorun.inf is a file that you should not actually be able to see, as it should be hidden, but it is normal.

Have a look HERE.

But, in some cases this is a duplicate virus file, so, best is to scan this drive, and let your virus protector delete it if it is a virus.

Hope this can be of help.

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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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 file from pendrive or block AUTORUN in PC


The Microsoft Windows Operating Systems use the AUTORUN.INF file from removable drives in order to know which actions to perform when a new external storage device, such as a USB drive or CD/DVD, is inserted into the PC. But there is large amount of malware-related problems associated with Microsoft AutoRun.
Follow the steps below to remove Autorun.inf from Pendrive:
1.) Open Notepad and do not write anything in it. Go to File > Save as autorun.inf
2.) Copy the 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.
5.) Or simply use Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine utility.

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How do I rename the Urdrive when it shows up on My Computer?


Something to add to HoboPelican's solution, if you open the autorun.inf file with notepad or wordpad you can change the name on the last line where it says "LABEL = KINGSTON URDRIVE" then just replace KINGSTON URDRIVE with the name you would like to call the drive.

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Kingston datatraveler 8G shows write protection error, contain a virus outorun.inf, cannot save, cannot be formated and cannot delete. Please help.


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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Sir em using kingston 2gb usb.bt the problem is that i have deleted autorun fron it,so it is not running in my car fm modulator


Solving this program is SIMPLE. Your BEST option is to contact Kingston directly:

http://www.kingston.co,/support/default.asp

Answer the questions on that page and follow the prompts to get help from Kingston. They will know how to help you solve the problem at no cost. They can e-mail you the proper AUTORUN.INF file; you can then COPY it to the USB drive so it will work again. KEEP A COPY OF THE AUTORUN FILE IN A SAFE PLACE, in case this problem occurs again.

Good luck; let us know how this turns out.

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When i scan usb this error is found error


HOPE THIS PROBLEM IS autorun.inf virus PROBLEM
There is a much simple way to remove the Autorun.inf file. Genreally when you refresh the windows explorer view a bounded virus process recreates this file. This file is attached to many events of windows explorer including OPEN, REFRESH, etc. Simple stept to remove the virus activation:
You must close opened explorer windows.

1. open up a command prompt (i.e. cmd.exe) >> to load it go to Run, type cmd, enter.
2. Now to remove virus's attributes (in order to delete it type following line by line and execute them pressing enter.
e.g.
F:\
F:\attrib -s -r -h *.* If there are any malicious EXE files those are now visible so if unnecessary delete them too.
F:\del autorun.inf

3. After finishing above, quickly remove the pen as soon as posible (just after executing del command).
4. Now your pen is without virus activation config. file. Now you can safely delete unnecessary EXE files on it.

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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

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