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Autorun Eater – Scan and Remove Suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ Files Automatically!

Submitted by on April 23, 2009 – 2:32 am4 Comments

Autorun Eater

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Autorun Eater was born due to increase of malwares using the ‘autorun.inf’ tactic to infect users unknowingly be it from flash drives, removable hard disks or any other removable storage device. When an infected device is infected with a malware and an ‘autorun.inf’ file is dropped, the shell menu is normally modified to execute the malware whenever the unsuspecting user double-clicks the infected drive.

Most anti-malware apps out there will almost instantly remove any malware detected but more often than not they leave the ‘autorun.inf’ file behind. And what if the anti-malware app fails to catch the malware? Here is when Autorun Eater comes in handy.

Autorun Eater will remove any suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files even before the user attempts to access the drive. These files are auto-backup’ed in case of false positives.

Note: Some antivirus and antispyware programs flag Autorun Eater as being infected/malware, although the application is perfectly safe and does not pose a threat to your system. This is called a ‘false positive’. The term false positive is used when antivirus software wrongly classifies an innocuous ( inoffensive ) file as a virus. The incorrect detection may be due to heuristics or to an incorrect virus signature in a database. [Similar problems can occur with antitrojan or antispyware software.]

Here are some key features of “Autorun Eater”:

· Scan and remove suspicious Žautorun.infŽ files found in the root directory of all drives, C-Z, in real-time
· Scan priority(normal/high)
· Scan results are logged
· Add and remove from startup entry
· 3 optional registry fixes (Task Manager, Regedit & Folder options).
· Users are informed whenever a suspicious “autorun.inf” file is detected.
· Backup copies of suspicious “autorun.inf” file(s) are created before the original copy is removed for easy recovery.
· Status tooltip to get tool info easily without right-clicking on tray icon.

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