How to delete Autorun.inf virus?

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    How to delete Autorun.inf virus?

    GUIDE: How to delete Autorun.inf virus?

    I had several problems with the autorun virus, now it really isn't a big deal to delete now. There are several tools to delete but at times even those tools might have some virus. So, you can't trust your downloads. Well, this is a very short tutorial about how to delete the autorun virus manually.

    Please don't comment that my AV will delete it, so I have no problem.

    Like I said, this is a manual tutorial. Simple method which I know and works perfect.

    This is for Windows XP.

    Steps:

    Open your command box


    * Start >>> Run >>> cmd

    To check if your drive is infected: type autorun.inf in the respective drive.

    Ex>>> c:\autorun.inf

    If the pc is infected you will have a text file that opens and with some texts which I didn’t bother to read. :P



    If not, you will have an error stating that the file doesn't exist.
    This step is to confirm the presence of the virus.

    Now, if it is present.

    c:\attrib -r -h -s


    Please enter the above correctly.

    c:\del autorun.inf


    The file will be deleted

    Similarly you can delete from other drives as well.

    Many recommend restarting PC after completing the process in each drive. I don't think that is necessary, it would fine if you restart the pc after deleting the files from all the drives or whichever may be infected.

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