What is Autorun Eater?
When a 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 accesses the infected drive.
Autorun Eater will warn you and remove any suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files(based on user decision/settings) so that the malware is not executed while accessing the infected drive. There are also certain cases whereby the malware has been removed by an antivirus but the ‘autorun.inf’ file remains. This will cause the drive to be inaccessible through the conventional method(double-click). Autorun Eater will also remove it if necessary so that you can access the drive as usual.
Prevention is always better than cure, right?
Key features of Autorun Eater:
Prevent malware infections from removable storage devices(flash drives, external hard disks, etc)
Install and forget, Autorun Eater monitors all drives(except A:, B:, and CD/DVD drives) in real time!
Manually scan drives A: and B: if you have access to either one or both(eg. Floppy)
Pause at any time
Deleted suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ file(s) are auto-backup’ed
Events are logged for future reference
Fix 3 common critical registry changes made by malwares
IMPORTANT: Because Autorun Eater is a malware prevention tool and not a malware removal tool, it is highly recommended that users install it on a clean system to avoid this problem.
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.6, released in February 2012, is no longer available on GameFront (first mirror) but can be still downloaded from the mirrors listed on the official website, like MajorGeeks, Download.com etc.
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