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Avira keeps blocking something


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#1 LarryLegs

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:13 PM

I got a computer from a friend that I want to use in my classroom to have my library on and some other stuff. If had some viruses and I ran Malware, Avira, and SuperantiSpyware and deleted everything and such. But now I keep getting a message every so often from Avira saying it is blocking "autorun.inf" on my d:/

Some help would be wonderful. Since this isn't my everyday computer it doesn't have to be perfect, I'm thinking I could even remove the backup drive if that is an option. I really don't know.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:23 AM

From what I know, autorun.inf is the file associated with the AutoRun function on your computer... say if you insert a CD or USB flash drive, your computer is typically set as a default to run/open them automatically. Disabling the AutoRun function can protect your computer from other kinds of attacks. I saw the link below posted elsewhere on BC, it might help explain further. It discusses the AutoRun feature, and why it is best when disabled:
http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/11/ple...torun-asap.html

I've never used Avira but it may be a new(er) function that was added for your protection. If so, I am sure there is somewhere within Avira's settings where you can disable that function, if it is that bothersome to you, although it's probably better left how it is, as the link above should explain in detail.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:53 AM

Ok, thanks. I hope that it isn't something major and it is just like what you're saying.




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