How to Remove “AUTORUN.EXE”

What is autorun.exe?

autorun.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft. This process is known as AutoPlay Application and it belongs to AutoPlay Media Studio. It is commonly stored in 'C:\DOCUME~1\roger\LOCALS~1\Temp\ir_ext_temp_0\' folder. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of autorun.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by autorun.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the autorun.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside 'C:\DOCUME~1\roger\LOCALS~1\Temp\ir_ext_temp_0\' folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from autorun.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the autorun.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with autorun.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the computer virus including all other malware!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2011 at 5:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 131a920008cd27dd
5f1fd9f3e84b0158
d2b67402
24be42f99f554e54
91404bec5a7980a7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Philippines N/A
2 Synaptics Executable fa70dce41ad938c1
13e8f4ce29906557
a53c41d6
a29d5f5e629d659f
25e0f2b2e13f0e0c
Virus.Win32.
Agent.DE
No 1.0.0.4 1.0.0.0 176.232.153.239/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 39d8e673c15b3e92
f96493a88e4f3f08
7f7bfdbd
9912dea229fbc671
fdfb10c4f0c86307
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
4 Linasoft Executable c3976ee8f0edb6b0
ba1819b39268e159
cee45207
e4f4d9fc63e2296c
8e0d65171ef94ec3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.0.341 5.1 Saudi Arabia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 January 2009 at 1:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hewlett-Packard Executable 9745f868badede50
010351eda9166b59
f27ee20c
62f073f88ceb064d
9f428aa31043113f
Yes 4.0.4.6684 4.0.4.6684 United States
2 - Executable f2dd293df20bab48
fc8f42381dfb8f2c
ae571efa
0fb5ce89f6e51c26
4293ac7a35a9262e
Yes 3, 1, 0,
200
3, 1, 0,
200
Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable df7917d575caa272
781c09bbfd106641
9cf51815
db22252f694af09b
1630a78b1f58af14
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Diskeeper Corporation Executable fc3040ac000be2fd
8444fe65825452e0
82a0fa83
e48d89137c8d7d90
63b0f6092a012a83
Yes 14.0.0.0 14.0.0.0 Internal Submission
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