Remove autorun.inf from USB with Autorun Eater

More malware these days are resorting to the use of ‘autorun.inf’ file tactics, and as such there is a need for a tool which automatically monitors and removes suspicious autorun.inf files found in the root directory of USB drives even before you access the drive.

autorun eater

In most cases, ‘autorun.inf’ files are normally, but not always, created by malware. When an infected drive is accessed the traditional way, the ‘autorun.inf’ file executes the malware and your system gets infected. Most anti-virus applications also do not help you remove the ‘autorun.inf’ files after they clean up the malware. This causes the drive to be inaccessible using the traditional way of double-clicking.

Autorun Eater is a tool which does this removal job effectively. Autorun Eater is NOT an anti-virus nor does it pretend to be one. Autorun Eater is meant to work side-by-side with your AV application

Autorun Eater can:

– Detect and remove suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files in real-time
– ‘Refresh’ your drive to its original state
– Prevent accidental execution of malicious files by ‘autorun.inf’ files
– Help you fix 3 common registry changes made by malicious files


Addl Reads:
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Changes in AutoRun feature in Windows 7.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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