Worms and Viruses these days uses USB and other removable media as their best medium of prorogation . Most them affect the autorun.inf file and revert settings in such a way to execute their scripts . Once affected, its very difficult to remove or disinfect autorun worms .We already have a post on few methods to remove autorun virus manually and by using software tools . USB pen drive and CD autorun can be disabled in block automatic spreading of autorun viruses , but the infection still persist in disk . So here we provide some other tools to remove and prevent autorun.inf USB pen drive viruses .
As I said earlier , autorun worms infects the autorun.inf file of the system . Since autorun.inf instruct the system about the order of actions to be performed , the reverted autorun file executes the virus files . Infected System would show the following indications .
1. Some Mp3 files and media files are renamed to .exe extension .
2. Clicking on hard disk opens autoplay option .
3. Folders opens in new windows .
4. Disables access to msconfig , show hidden files and folders .
5. Antivirus websites are blocked .
How to disable autorun in Windows :
There is a lengthy procedure to disable autorun in Windows .Here we a single autorun.inf file that fixes this problem .
Download this file > Rename to autorun.inf >right click > Install .
Download Microsoft patch to disable autorun .
Panda USB vaccine: Panda USB vaccine is a free tool to disable autorun in Windows and USB pen drives .
Download Panda USB vaccine.
Autorun eater 2.3
Autorun eater is a freeware utility to detect and remove viruses affecting USB disks and pen drives .New variants of autorun worms emerges each day .So you are advised to keep this tool updated or use some free antivirus software like AVG 8.5 .The conficker worm , which is creating much hype in these days uses same path of infection of autorun.inf worms .
Download Autorun eater to remove autorun.inf USB pen drive virus .
Related : Download conficker removal tool .