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#1 moriuk

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

I noticed a folder called AUTORUN.INF when I plugged in my USB flash disk, as well as my up to date AV and windows defender I have USB Disk Security and Autorun Eater installed on my vista 64bit home premium laptop, plus I ran full scan Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on all drives and no malicious items were detected. Is that folder harmful? if so what can I do to get rid of it from my flash drive? as it will not get deleted manually.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:52 PM

What type of Flash drive do you have?

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:36 PM

Other, cleaning tools such as Flash_Disinfector as part of their routine,will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. so iI am confident yours did also. 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.

Edited by boopme, 14 July 2010 - 08:36 PM.

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