Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Virus removal technique for 'autorun.inf' virus


My friend got a ghostly problem on his laptop. When he double click (i.e., left-mouse-key pressed two times) a drive, he always get the "Open With" pop-up window that says "Choose the program you want to use to open this file", while on right click the drive and selecting "Open", he get the same "Open With" pop-up window.


This malfunction is caused by a virus named autorun.inf
So folks, who face similar kind of problem, need not worry since it is not a very serious problem.
It can be resolved if you’d follow the following steps:
Step 1: Go to Start, click on Run
Step 2: Type cmd, to open the Command Prompt
Step 3: Type your primary drive name,
for e.g., C:
Step 4: Type cd\ to reach at the root of that drive,
for e.g., C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd\
Step 5: Type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf, to change the file attributes,
for e.g., C:\>attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf
Step 6: Type del autorun.inf, to delete the file,
for e.g., C:\>del autorun.inf
Step 7: Restart your computer after completing the procedure.

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