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#1 Bub12

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:06 PM

Hi,

How often is it necessary to run Flash Disinfector? Is it necessary to run it on a new flash drive?

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:27 PM

Flash Disinfector will create a hidden file named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you run it. This file will help protect your drives from future infection. As such, it's not a bad idea to run it on a new flash drive.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

Thanks...what about the 1st question...

"How often is it necessary to run Flash Disinfector?"

Also, this hidden file is also located on my computer? If so, I may have deleted an old one. Let's say I did....now what? :thumbsup:


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Edited by Bub12, 01 July 2009 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:59 PM

Personally I would only run it if I had some signs of an infection.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:01 PM

Also, this hidden file is also located on my computer? If so, I may have deleted an old one. Let's say I did....now what?

If you run Flash Disinfector again it should replace the file.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:01 PM

THANK YOU!

Edited by Bub12, 01 July 2009 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:37 PM

Hi Budapest,

Sorry to bother you again but I am a bit confused. I mentioned earlier that I could not locate the autorun.inf file from an earlier run of the tool. Even after just running Flash Dis. for a couple of flash drives, I come up with no records for autorun.inf on my machine. However, when I search for the same on my other machine, where I ran Flash Dis. a couple of months ago, I am able to locate the autorun.inf file with a search. I do disable & enable the Windows autorun feature from time to time on the machine in question, if this matters, although I cannot see how it would.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:49 PM

You may have to view hidden and system files to be able to see it.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:06 PM

nothing is simple :thumbsup:

I tried..I don't know where it is or if it exists

If you can offer more guidance, that would be great. Thanks

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:13 PM

In Explorer go Tools > Folder Options > View tab.

Check Show hidden files...
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files...
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:04 PM

Thank you!




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