Scan and Remove Suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ with Autorun Eater [ virus removal tools ]

by Rohit Khurana on May 16, 2008


We are getting lots of computer problems from readers in which users report the following issues:


1. Cannot open hard disk drives by double click.

2. Double clicking on any drive opens search.

3. Error message being displayed while trying to open drives.

4. Double clicking on any drive opens “Open With” dialog window.

5. Drive opens in new window on double click.


We are going to discuss why these problems occur,how can you fix them using a simple FREE virus removal tool.


These issues mentioned above normally occur due to virus infections in computer. These are most commonly spread by pen drives or portable USB devices.


When a user double clicks on the portable drive which is already infected by a virus, the virus spread itself on your system and also create a ‘autorun.inf’ in all your drives.


So, the whole problem persist due to ‘autorun.inf’ files created by virus in the root directory of drives.


Let see how can you fix them all in one go.


In order to fix these problems, you can also try FREE virus removal tool which is released recently, called Autorun Eater.


What is Autorun Eater?

It is a tool to scan and remove suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files found in the root directory of all drives, A-Z, in real-time. Autorun Eater will remove any suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files even before the user attempts to open the drive.


Note: It will remove all the suspicious ‘autorun.inf‘ files from the virus infected pen drives but will not remove any other virus files so you would have to remove them manually or with some anti-virus tools.


It also fixes the three common problems caused by the viruses (as shown in the image below).

  1. Task Manager disabled.
  2. Registry editing disabled.
  3. Hidden Folder Options.


If you have removed all the suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files from all your drives, you will be able to open all your drives easily including your pen drive with double click.


We have already tested the application on some USB drives, it removes the autorun.inf files and contains no malware, adware etc.


Download Autorun Eater

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{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

Pavan Kumar May 16, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Thanks for the nice utility… Regarding task manager, hidden files and other such issues, I recommend Sergiwa’s RRT.

And I prefer to take a look on my link I have provided which provides details on removing such malwares/ viruses.

I used to manually delete autorun.inf, thanks for this utility…

sunny May 17, 2008 at 1:59 am

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mary May 17, 2008 at 7:08 pm

God bless you, your blog always help me

Shoshi June 21, 2008 at 4:01 am

thanx 4 the help man…i’ve been on this thing 4 a week now…tried a lot of things but atlast this software worked…..

sohan July 24, 2008 at 6:50 am

i dont what had happened with my pen drive………whenever i click to open the drive a dialog box shows that ‘please insert disk’ TO that perticular drive. please tell me what i have to do now……………please reply fast

joe August 15, 2008 at 9:28 am

this really a useful website that help me cure pc problems… thx a lot

ice September 24, 2008 at 4:56 am

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Ryo September 24, 2008 at 7:53 pm

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x_zone November 6, 2008 at 1:31 am

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sachin November 7, 2008 at 6:00 am

wat 2 says.thanx man it really works.u r greattttttttt

Cyra Cute November 18, 2008 at 12:59 am

thnx. this really works.
autorun.inf is not detected by eset or webroot spy sweeper.
but this detects in without a minute


Gamunu November 18, 2008 at 6:57 pm

thank buddy , nice realy it works
thank s u all buddy

balwant verma November 30, 2008 at 9:27 pm

thanks for this tool

Suresh.C.S January 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Dear Rohit,

Thanks a lot for such a useful information which enabled me to fix the problem without having to Restore the computer to the previous date. I am really Greatful to you,

I request you, if possible, could you please suggest me some valuable & genuine websites from where I can get exact Solutions to Computer related Problems?

Will be greatful in this regard,
Thanks a lot,

santanu das January 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm

will be greatful as it is giving me lot of headache for last few days.

Gangi January 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Thanks a lot….

IT Reallyyyyyyy Works…

Amit February 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

Non of this method is Working for me to show the hidden file and folder…plz help me.

ahmed March 9, 2009 at 12:03 pm

hi gurus. i must commmend u guys cos most of the fixes here are really good and effective.more grease on your elbow guys.

meenu March 19, 2009 at 9:02 am

hey ur blog was of great help yaar thankx a ton :-)

arunav March 27, 2009 at 3:30 am

its a great tool… it really worked thanx a lot

Gandhi April 1, 2009 at 10:40 pm

this really a useful website that help me cure pc problems… thx a lot

Nicole April 10, 2009 at 8:52 am

I think my problem didnt solve cos non-stop received below msg from autorun eater..

suspicious autorun.inf detected!

action=Open folder to view files

I already formatted my pen drive, but there is still 5mb when I checked the properties

cmc3718 May 5, 2009 at 1:07 am

thank you very much autorun eater removed the autorun.inf files from my computer

akhil May 22, 2009 at 1:29 am

thanks a lot…god bless u

mohan May 28, 2009 at 7:43 am

gr8 man i was about to format my system and i found this
its really awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sudarsh June 20, 2009 at 4:10 am

I use nod32… keeps displaying that it deleted autorun.inf
First from c then d and so on…
And winfile.jpeg show up in all drives…..if i del. it it comes again in a few seconds.

I can open my drives by double click….but have the hide folders error.

Please help!

Best regards

NiviN June 25, 2009 at 2:38 am

Hey this site really helped me sort out my problem..i downloaded several anti virus and malware software but nothing sorted out my pc till i read this post..autorun eater worked wonders..thanks a lot…Posting from all the way in Zambia..

Hevion July 7, 2009 at 1:29 am

it worked. thank you

santhosh pallassana August 9, 2009 at 8:25 am

very very thanks for this
now i removed one outorun file from my pc.

god bless you

with warm regards

santhosh pallassana

Raveesh August 26, 2009 at 9:55 am

Dear Troublefixers

I am using transcend usb 1gb pendrive.In this Have encountered a a problem

which is in autorun.inf

this file is hidden
when I use Command prompt to open this file i get this
open=System\Security\DriveGuard.exe -run
shell\Open\Command=System\Security\DriveGuard.exe -run
shell\Explore\Command=System\Security\DriveGuard.exe -run

Well I have tried to remove read only shared and hidden by using

Attrib -r -s -h but it says that not resetting hidden file

when I used auto run eater software it says that I cannot format the disc it is write proteted cannot continue

Please tell me a solution.


mark September 6, 2009 at 5:59 pm

how can i delete autorun.inf in my drive c and d?

samir jha September 15, 2009 at 1:57 am

HI yaar

i am very thankfull for you.becauce my drive not open through double click but downloading your software after that finish problem.thank’s


vinoj October 25, 2009 at 9:59 pm

can this application be used on Windows Server 2003 for the autorun removal ?

Sathish November 23, 2009 at 6:39 am


It works pretty well.

Thanks for your support.

neha sharma November 25, 2009 at 5:05 am

i have some virus named ‘love’ and ‘important’ in my pen drive..
i have downloaded autorun eater to remove it but it says error deleting suspecius autorun.
i have even tried the cmd prompt.
please help me to remove this virus from my pen drive

Jugi November 29, 2009 at 9:19 am

Tnx alot,cant say how hapy i am for this post which helped me alot. Tnx again!!!:D

Pantie December 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm

my prob is, I accidently deleted autorun.inf file from all the hard disk. Now I oughtta creat a new one to get my hard disk work. I don’t know what the……. to write in a autorun.inf file to get open instead of searsh
Any one plz help……………

Chetan December 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Thanks for the tip, now my pen drive is working normal.

shanalam January 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm

my i accidently deleted autorun.inf file

navdeep February 14, 2010 at 2:22 am

hey thnx
god bless you
with ur help i solve my problem
i am fed of this problem since 1 year with autorun eater
thnx very very much……..

chari February 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm

hey buddy thank you so much

bashi March 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm

itz tooo over icant contnue…..

waquar March 7, 2010 at 11:51 am

Thanks .. but when i run that exe.. it show from billy.exe your autorun.inf is corrupt need to run chkdsk
but the problem still their after chkdsk…
Please assist me.
Thanks …

Vignesh March 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm

tnx a lot for this s/w… did the job perfectly

logodaedalist March 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Thanks a lot , dude ! :)

joelj1964 April 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Where is the link to Autorun eater? Oh wait! here it is…

Pratik May 21, 2010 at 3:42 am

Hi man thanks! it worked wonders :D. Now its all fixed and i m gonna get a new anti-virus ><''

Vishal Tandel June 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

To remove / delete the autorun.inf file from your drive
Open the task manager
Select the explorer.exe process & select End Process
This will result in disappearing the desktop items.
But do not worry.
You will have a windows task manager window open
GO TO File
Select “New Task [Run]”
Type” CMD”
Command window will open type the command
Del d:\autorun.inf [select the drive letter properly]
Close the cmd
GO TO File
Select “New Task [Run]”
Type” Explorer”
Your desktop items will re-appear.

kyaw sui wang marma June 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm

i am very proud using auto run eater software.

Abiranjan September 11, 2010 at 5:13 am

It works very well…. thanku……

Jayesh September 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm

This is Really Work are really good boy you are my partner please………………

Shane Naidoo October 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

The easiest way of removing the Autorun virus, on a pc or from a flash,
Download a unlocker program, example Tizer unlocker.

On windows show all hiden files, in you folder options.

Search for the autorun file, it will look grayed out, then right click on the autorun file, and move you mouse to Tizer, there are three options, choose the delete option

Thats it, it shoud be gone.

Shane Naidoo October 12, 2010 at 12:05 am

Here’s a three step method.

The easiest way of removing the Autorun virus, on a pc or from a flash,

Download a unlocker program, example Tizer unlocker.

On windows show all hiden files, in you folder options.

Search for the autorun file, it will look grayed out, then right click on the autorun file, and move you mouse to Tizer, there are three options, choose the delete option

Thats it, it shoud be gone.

Chetan Oza December 3, 2010 at 11:59 am

It’s very nice website for solve any problem, thanks very… very… very… much and also thanks to experts, who are suggestions very nice; once again thanks all of you.

Akhilesh December 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Thanks a lot…… 😀
this actually workssss……..

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