How to remove autorun.inf from pen drive

 

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  • #1149

    mirali12
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    How to remove autorun.inf virus from my pen drive ?
    I have windows 7 ultimate and I am using a Dell dual core laptop.
    Whenever I insert the pen drive it says to format it and when I format it says it is saying it is write protected.
    I have a screen password and I have administrator and user both to go to the desktop main screen at start up…
    Please walk me through as I am aged…ASAP

    Thanks and regards
    Mir

  • #1150
    Joey Cam
    Joey Cam
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    On many pen drives I have owned there was a write protection switch or button right on the drive itself. Grab the pen drive and look it over. The write protection switch will be very small on the drive.

  • #1151

    mirali12
    Member

    I still did not get any re[ply on how to remove the autorun.inf and the short cut remover from pen drive

  • #1153
    Joey Cam
    Joey Cam
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    Sorry, I was not specific enough…
    The instructions I gave above will allow you to unlock your pen drive so you will be able to format it. When you format the drive it will erase everything on it, including the virus.

    In case the above scenario does not work or your pen drive does not have a physical lock switch on it there is another way I have gotten rid of this virus in my experience. This is more thorough and it scans your entire computer…
    #1 – Install and use “Kaspersky Internet Security” or “Kaspersky Anti-Virus”. Before you install it you must uninstall whatever anti-virus program you may have. Then download Kaspersky from here: http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/free-home-trials/internet-security
    – After you install Kaspersky you must restart your PC
    – Then plug in your Pen Drive into your computer. It will scan it.
    – Last, perform a FULL SCAN using Kaspersky. This may take over an hour the first time but it is worth it
    Note: It is only a 30-day trial but all you really just need it for a day.

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