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Autorun disable?


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#1 ChronoXIII

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:05 AM

I suspect that one of my pendrives is infected with a virus and I would like to scan it, but how do I disable the autorun function? I remember there's a .reg file for it. Thanks.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:05 AM

Check out this article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823732

What are you going to scan with, staff member here like Flash Disinfector.

http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resou...sh-disinfector/

Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:59 PM

Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.


Does this means to allow continue downloading even if my anti-virus has detected a worm inside it?




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