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is autorun.ini a virus?


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#1 Sussieanne003

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 02:42 PM

not too long ago i caught a junk usb virus that turned all files on any usb port connected devices. i then downloaded usbfix which removed this virus. but now its leaving a folder called autorun.ini on my devices and it cant be deleted. also some of the movies i try to watch on my pc either get cut off in the middle or dnt play at all. is autorun a virus or a vaccine usb fix created. and how do.i solve d issue of.movies that wont.play

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 03:13 PM

Click the Start and type   gpedit.msc   in the search box, then click the result to open the gpedit.

Expand Administrative Templates >Windows Components >  Autoplay Policies in order. Then double click "Turn off Autoplay"

Click Enabled, and then select the drives you want to disable Autorun on then click Ok.

After restarting your computer, you have disabled Auto Play in Windows 7. This will prevent Autorun from executing


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 03:15 PM

 


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 03:27 PM

done. nothing's changed

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 04:51 PM

The autorun.ini will still be there it just won't be able to execute. Anyway, go to this page and download the RemoveonReboot tool, it's located about halfway down the page along with instructions and there are other ways to achieve this posted there as well.  http://www.exterminate-it.com/malpedia/file/autorun.ini

good luck


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:37 PM

ill do that. thank you

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 06:58 AM

Autorun.inf is a text-based configuration file that provides instructions for the autorun feature and contains instructions for the operating system and hard drives...i.e. options for how to view the contents. Essentially it is a loading point that tells the operating system which executable to start, which icon to use, and which additional menu commands to make available. When a computer detects a removable device, it searches for the autorun.inf file for further instructions and writes the values in the MountPoint2 registry key. This registry key holds cached information on every device ever connected to the computer. For flash drives and other USB storage, autorun.ini uses the Windows Explorer's right-click context menu so that the standard "Open" or "Explore" command starts the file. Autorun.inf can be exploited to allow a malicious program to run automatically without the user knowing since it is a loading point for legitimate programs. Since autorun.ini can be a legitimate file which other legitimate programs depend on, the presence of that file may not always be an indication of infection. Usually when it is bad, there will be other signs or symptoms of infection to include other malicious files.

Note: Some usb protection tools will create a hidden "dummy" autorun folder/file with special permissions in each partition and every external drive that was connected when the tool was run. The dummy folder is inteded to provide some security against certain malware you may encounter but it's presence does not guarantee full protection.
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