How to Remove Autorun.inf from USB drive?

February 23, 2011 at 06:36:13
Specs: Windows XP

Hello all technician...I have problem with my USB cannot remove file Autorun.inf. Even I use Unlocker and also in's not a file in any Application.. I just see it and want to remove it but do alert me "Access Denied"..Please help me to solve this....

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February 23, 2011 at 07:36:30

CuteYuth, Try Autorun Eater 2.5 which is Free at the link below. It usually does the job,


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February 25, 2011 at 04:54:21

I'm very thank you, Tufenuf. But Autorun Eater still cannot remove Autorun.inf..note this file in my USB drive is Hidden...

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February 27, 2011 at 01:09:40

Have you tried making all files on the drive visible, then re-running Autorun Eater?. You can do this by going to Tools->Folder Options->View->Show Hidden Files And Folders, in the Explorer window of my My Computer.

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March 2, 2011 at 03:34:21

Thank for your reply xryanx but still cannot do anything with this file...I d't know what my USB face with it but whe plug USB AutorunEater ignore the file even other Antivirus, also ignore this file...the is the first time that I see this file...other Autorun.inf can remove easily with the Unlocker. But this file even I try a lot of way but still cannot remove it I d't know why...please help me to solve this....

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March 4, 2011 at 14:58:07

It's because you have a very stubborn worm/trojan. I'd like you to first download Flash Disinfector from Bleeping Computer here:

Next, please hold down the shift key while inserting your USB drive when prompted to prevent the autorun file from running. After the program finishes, reboot when prompted.

Please let me know if this helps so I can further help you.

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March 30, 2011 at 01:17:11

use winrar to se all hiden files of your pen drive

start - run - cmd

change your directory to the letter of your pen driver , it is D or E ecc.

attrib -r -h -s atuorun.inf

and next type:

format D:

when it asks would you like to force a dismount , pres Y.
then it asks about naming your pen drive

then it formates it .

be carefull first take care of your data first , those you say are hidden. remove them first . then try to disband autorun.inf

it worked for me .!!

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March 30, 2011 at 06:25:58

Hi xryanx thank for your trying very hard to help my problem..I'm not sure I d't know how to use Flash_Disinfector or not, but I follow your instruction and the file Autorun.inf still in my i still continue using it because it doesn't effect to my file...if u have any solution please help me to remove it...note that it is not like other Autorun file, this file is hidden and when plug it in to pc my anti-virus software is ignore pls help...thank in advanced..

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March 30, 2011 at 06:29:05

Hello Nadion your guides mean to format my USB-Flash? if so I d't want to format it because the Autorun.inf file is not effect to other file..if you have any suggestion please help me...thank in advanced...

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March 30, 2011 at 09:43:30

i don't know better , i think you should format your pen driver , because , when i put my pen driver to another computer , it's anti virus as you say ignored it. then somehow i couldn't delete it "autorun.inf" .
i know my ignorance about computers , but this might be something deep-related with pen drive. different computers same problem. i begun to think that this is usb-memory or some kind related. first i thought the folder was somehow related to any processes running.
nevertheless i thing better not have something you don't know about. i advise get rid of it.
sorry if it isn't some advanced help!
best regards!

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April 18, 2011 at 05:45:38

This is the last any choice I have to do, Format my pen drive?

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