Warning! Anti-autorun folders ARE at stake!

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  1. Bensec

    Bensec Registered Member

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    Someone may create the "autorun.inf" folder on their usb pen drives, memory cards or harddisk partitions. Some of you even use special tools to create ill-formed sub-folders to protect the "autorun.inf" fold from being removed.

    Recently, I am informed that these folder tricks can by no means secure your partition or usb drives any more. just one simple command-line instruction, can wipe all these ill-formed folders out of any non-ntsf partitions, with no effort! So, be sure you have a real time scanner, monitoring the USB storage device all the time. Watch out guys, if you are using this trick to fight autoruns.

    PS:
    eg. the mighty command for removing anti autorun folders on D:\ is "rd /s /q \\?\d:\autorun.inf" (see the path? it is the magic here!)
     
  2. ggf31416

    ggf31416 Registered Member

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    Just rd D:\autorun.inf will delete them too. You don't need "magic" paths to delete a folder.
    It's well known that creating an autorun.inf folder will offer some protection only if the malware's author is enough st##id to don't check if there is a folder with the same name.
     
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