By default, autorun.inf is a program that allows specific file to run itself automatically when double click on disk is made. It was developed from a program that helped with auto-installation for Windows 95. Generally speaking, autorun.inf is composed of three parts:
It can be learned that autorun.inf is commonly seen in memory stick, CD-ROM as well as a system. Any random removal of it from a computer would incur the trouble that some services will not run anymore.
However, there have been not a few cases lately that virus target autorun.inf and set up a program looks exactly like it to avoid being easily detected and deleted while conducting evil deeds through counterfeit autorun.inf at the same time. And such virus is usually applied to virus affection through external device.
Usually, autorun.inf virus encompasses autorun.inf、msvcr71.dll、RavMonE.exe、RavMonLog altogether and it is prone to appear as text, folder and exist in mobile equipment. Downloading files onto mobile equipment is the major way to be affected by autorun.inf virus. Upon the double click on USB flash disk, autorun.inf, a hidden file contains installation information, will be initiated automatically. Such initiation can also happen in C,D,E,F disk if you have made disk partition. For the sake of overall computer health, it is a necessity to remove autorun.inf virus.
However, autorun.inf virus can be ignored and invisible to both security utilities and PC users as it would not slow down the overall computer performance significantly. Such feature has attracted many spammers who make Trojan and has gained vicious collaboration for money. As a consequence, victims would always be warned to be affected by Trojan. Removing the items related to the flagged Trojan would not prevent its reimage permanently as the initiator autorun.inf is still alive on the compromised machine, which would help the Trojan to resume secrete conducts, such as:
Apparently, removing autorun.inf virus is essential to get rid of other virus collaborating with it.
To tell the difference between the genuine one and the counterfeit one is a premise to remove autorun.inf virus without causing additional dysfunctions. The identification method is shown below:
Since autorun.inf is programmed by Windows and is used to achieve the goal of running/ installing a program automatically for a quicker and better operation, it is not considered by all anti-virus programs as virus. Manual way is thus recommended to fix problems caused by autorun.inf virus completely. However, it requires some computer technology to go through the entire steps. If one lacks the knowledge of computer programming or uncertain about if the autorun.inf found by self is virus, feel free to contact professionals from VilmaTech Online Support for real-time help.
Enable Task Manager to check if there is any running program named “RavMonE.exe”; if so, follow the instruction here to remove autorun.inf virus:
Windows 8 section:
Windows 7/XP/Vista section:
One may encounter error message telling that “RavMonE.exe” cannot be removed. If it is the case, follow the steps below to end process smoothly so as to proceed with the work of removing autorun.inf virus.
Navigate to C:\Windows and the sub-directories thereof to find and delete RavMonE.exe file, if any.
Insert flash drive/ external hard drive and click open its drive (take “H:\” as example) on computer before removing autorun.inf virus from cmd lines.
- attrib -s -h H:\ravmone.exe
- attrib -s -h H:\autorun.inf
- attrib -s -h H:\msvcr71.dll
- del H:\ravmone.exe
- del H:\autorun.inf
- del H:\msvcr71.dll
Remove all temp folders under System32
Bear in mind to restart the computer after finishing the steps to save changes. Also one should bear in mind that the Trojan or other types of virus that collaborate with autorun.inf virus should also be removed after removing autorun.inf for vicious items would be able to bring autorun.inf back. Taking the fact that virus nowadays are tend to infiltrate from the World Wide Web into consideration, it is recommended to manually modify browser settings and observe good PC practice after the removal:
If one is overwhelmed by other virus that appear along with autorun.inf, which lead to failure to remove autorun.inf virus, feel free to get efficient and feasible solution by live chatting with experts from VilmaTech Online Support.