Remove autorun.inf USB pen drive virus

Remove autorun.inf USB pen drive virusWorms 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 remove autorun worm

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 .

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2 thoughts on “Remove autorun.inf USB pen drive virus

  1. Remove autorun.inf virus manually.

    1). Go to any folder.In that on the top menu go to Tools–> Folder Options, which will be beside File, Edit, View, Favourites.

    2). A window pops up after you click on folder options.In that window go to View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.Now uncheck the option Hide protected Operating system files.Click Ok

    3). Now Open your drives (By right click and select Explore. Don’t double click!) Delete autorun.inf and MS32DLL.dll.vbs or MS32DLL.dll (use Shift+Delete as it deletes files forever.) in all drives include Handy Drive and Floppy disk.

    4). Open folder C:\WINDOWS to delete MS32DLL.dll.vbs or MS32DLL.dll (Use Shift+Delete ) 5). Go to start –> Run –> Regedit and the Registry editor will open

    6). Now navigate in the left pane as follows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> Current Version –> Run .Now delete the entry MS32DLL (Use Delete key on keyboard)

    7). Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER –> Software –> Microsoft –> Internet Explorer –> Main and delete the entry Window Title “Hacked by Godzilla”

    8). Now open the group policy editor by typing gpedit.msc in Start –> run and pressing enter.

    9). Go to User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> System. Double Click on entry Turn Off Autoplay then Turn Off Autoplay Properties will display.Do as follows: Select Enabled

    10). Select All drives and Click OK

    11). Now go to start –> Run and type msconfig there and press Enter.A system configuration utility dialogue will open.

    12). Go to startup tab in it and uncheck MS32DLL .Now click Ok and when the system configuration utility asks for restart ,click on exit without restart.

    13). Now go to Tools –> Folder Options on the top menu of some folder again and select the Do not show Hidden files and check Hide operating system files.

    14). Go to your recyclable bin and empty it to prevent any possiblity of MS322DLL.dll.vbs lying there.

    Now restart your PC once and you can now open your hard disk drives by double clicking on them

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  2. Best way to get rid of autorun.inf file virus from autoplaying it, is to make a folder in your drive named as “Autorun.inf”. Virus will never run automatically through autorun.inf file. Virus will not get permission to make autorun.inf file inside your drive because of the folder named autorun.inf because we can not create two file with same name at same place…

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