Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Remove-Autorun-Virus-from-Hard-Disk-Drives

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Using the Command PromptEditing the Registry

Edited by Sikander Hayat Khan, Sky Gear, Darrelljon, Elyne and 11 others

Your antivirus software has removed the viruses yet your hard drives are not opening by double click? Follow the simple procedure below.


EditMethod 1 of 2: Using the Command Prompt

  1. 1
    Open command prompt. Go to Windows, then Run, and type "cmd" . Press enter.
  2. 2
    Type "cd\" and press enter to get to the root directory of c:\ .
  3. 3
    Type "attrib -h -r -s autorun.inf" and press enter.
  4. 4
    Type "del autorun.inf" and press enter.
  5. 5
    Repeat the same process with other drives, type "d:" and do the same thing. Then next "e:" and restart your computer.
  6. 6
    Restart your computer and it's done. Enjoy the freedom to open hard drives on a double click.

EditMethod 2 of 2: Editing the Registry

  1. 1
    Go to any folder. In that on the top menu go to Tools--> Folder Options, which will be beside File, Edit, View, Favourites.
  2. 2
    A window pops up after you click on folder options.In that window go to View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.Now uncheck the option Hide protected Operating system files. Click "OK".
  3. 3
    Now Open your drives (By right click and select Explore. Don't double click!) Delete autorun.inf and MS32DLL.dll.vbs or MS32DLL.dll (use Shift+Delete as it deletes files forever.) in all drives include Handy Drive and Floppy disk.
  4. 4
    Open folder C:\WINDOWS to delete MS32DLL.dll.vbs or MS32DLL.dll (Use Shift+Delete )
  5. 5
    Go to start --> Run --> Regedit and the Registry editor will open
  6. 6
    Now navigate in the left pane as follows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> Software --> Microsoft --> Windows --> Current Version --> Run .Now delete the entry MS32DLL (Use Delete key on keyboard)
  7. 7
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> Microsoft --> Internet Explorer --> Main and delete the entry Window Title “Hacked by Godzilla”
  8. 8
    Now open the group policy editor by typing gpedit.msc in Start --> run and pressing enter.
  9. 9
    Go to User Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> System . Double Click on entry Turn Off Autoplay then Turn Off Autoplay Properties will display.Do as follows:
    • Select Enabled
    • Select All drives
    • Click OK
  10. 10
    Now go to start --> Run and type msconfig there and press Enter.A system configuration utility dialogue will open.
  11. 11
    Go to startup tab in it and uncheck MS32DLL .Now click Ok and when the system configuration utility asks for restart ,click on exit without restart.
  12. 12
    Now go to Tools --> Folder Options on the top menu of some folder again and select the Do not show Hidden files and check Hide operating system files.
  13. 13
    Go to your recyclable bin and empty it to prevent any possibility of MS322DLL.dll.vbs lying there.
  14. 14
    Now restart your PC once and you can now open your hard disk drives by double clicking on them


Edit Tips

  • Sometimes "cmd prompt" returns an error "file not found autorun.inf, sometimes some of your hard drives might not be containing the autorun.inf file, so leave those drives and try the next ones.

Edit Warnings

  • After deleting the file from all of your hard drives, immediately restart your computer. Don't try to open your drives by double clicking before restarting the machine otherwise you'll have to repeat whole of the procedure again.

Article Info

Categories: Windows

Recent edits by: CQinPDX, Maluniu, David

In other languages:

Deutsch: Wie man Autorun Virus von Festplatten entfernt, Español: Cómo eliminar virus de Autorun de un disco duro, Português: Como Remover um Vírus Autorun do seu HD, Italiano: Come Rimuovere l'Esecuzione Automatica di un Virus dal Disco Rigido del Tuo Computer

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