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 autorun.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 May 2018 at 8:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Hewlett-Packard Executable 9d95ab5f9cdc13ec
b0dfcdda5fa7deea
5e312a6f
9e8bfa761d65c279
51ce9eda1624d6e3
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 5.0.3.9303 5.0.3.9303 Indonesia N/A
2 N/A Executable 74de1d0bccda17c2
16f81df01ae45ae9
9e6f618e
f7de8e64bdabe5d9
ca5daa9670b30e1b
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
3 N/A Executable 4c71cbcd27f26d4a
2360dd364041ddf4
4d67bee1
1fc890cf3a07c9fd
0c2ff88b8edae000
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable 96370a582e65d2a5
be1cb71ccac9906e
ace5d1f0
91dbc35a521bc638
645234e8b3c287b2
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 October 2009 at 6:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 20-20 Technologies Executable 79c21e40122bf8a2
bb413705e7200e42
747861a7
b645d672d5b23710
d1215178a595e920
Yes 11.9.0.106
8
11.9.0.106
8
10.108.51.140/32
2 Hewlett Packard Executable 3c5104a4b3a56808
ae06d560a67d70ec
a964d2e5
25a2288309b4ce1b
44939c4ca030d9f5
Yes 2, 0, 0,
12
2, 0, 0,
12
10.108.51.116/32
3 Techland Publishing Executable ef4b5819e961d9ea
4185b288a4e4b411
2a1a98dd
2414a5b90262908a
e3c632ff56fef2ba
Yes 3.0.1.2 3.0.1.2 Poland
4 repack.ddns.net Executable e308bd063cf58667
35253b155b0e37da
acfc3b47
fc65ebc2fd6dfc0b
a03bbfd952b9b737
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Russian Federation
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