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Flash Disinfector

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#1 nzvyxv


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Posted 29 July 2010 - 04:44 PM

I disabled antivirus software and downloaded Flash Disinfector. Software ran as expected (prompted to insert any portable drives, screen temporarily went blank, received "done" message). However I cannot verify if the autorun.inf folders were created in each of my drives/partitions - I have searched for them using DOS and Windows Explorer (ensuring that I searched hidden files) and can not find them. How can I verify that the autorun.inf folders have been installed and protecting my drives?

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#2 boopme


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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:49 PM

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.

You will need to Show hidden files and folders.
Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
Double-click on the My Computer icon.
Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
After the new window appears select the View tab.
Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.
Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.

Show hidden files (Vista)
1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
2. Click the View tab.
3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.
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#3 nzvyxv

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:15 AM

Thanks boopme - I already had the "search hidden file" option clicked on.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:24 PM


You can try to create a file with the same name. First you must make sure View File extensions are enabled.

Go to one of the drives in Windows Explorer. Right click and select new -> Text file. Name the file autorun.inf. If the folder is present, you should recieve an error message.

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