Autorun Eater

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  • Version: 2.6
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  • File Size: 1.36 MB
  • Date: Feb 17, 2012
  • License: Freeware
  • Category:
    Spyware Removal
    Antivirus & Security
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Autorun Eater is a third party tool that creates an icon in the system tray and stays active once you get it installed. Whenever you insert your pen drive to the USB port, it automatically starts scanning for malicious autorun.inf files. Upon finding such files, it eats them (deletes them) automatically. This tool is so fast that it can clean up those malicious files even before your window displays you the list of files in that pen drive.

Autorun Eater scans your whole computer
and USB drives to check for autorun.inf files. Remember that USB drives are designed to have a Autorun.inf file to start some files or programs automatically. But if you find such autorun.inf files in your computer hard disk drive, delete them immediately. There is no need of Autorun.inf files in your system drive and having those files on your system shows that your hard disk drive has been compromised and affected with malicious autorun.inf files.

Since Autorun Eater monitors all your files automatically, save all important logs for future reference and can either delete or ignore autorun files (accroding to your settings) upon locating them, it's the best tool to handle malicious autorun.inf files.

Download Autorun Eater to block or disable autorun.inf files.

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.]

* Scan and remove suspicious autorun.inf 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.

The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this spyware removal software.

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