Autorun.inf is a very common virus that affects the USB / Thumb / Pen drives easily. For years, Autorun-based malware has been atop of the worldwide e-threat landscape, with notorious representatives such as Trojan.AutorunInf, the Conficker worm (Win32.Worm.Downadup) or Worm.Autorun.VHD.
Introduced back in the Windows XP era to facilitate software installations from CD-ROM media for non-technical computer users, the Autorun feature has rapidly become the infection vector of choice for cyber-criminals. It spreads very very easily through these usb pen drives and once you plug in an infected pen drive into your computer, Your computer also will get affected.
How to remove autorun virus from pen drive / usb drive ?
We know that the Autorun.inf Virus is a serious threat to our computer and security. There are many tools claiming to remove the autorun virus. But most of these are simple tools that just delete the autorun virus once and it will be regenerated. But here is a tool from a trusted producer, Bitdefender. This tool named Bitdefender USB Immunizer creates a safe autorun file and prevent the virus from creating autorun files or the computer from executing the autorun.
Bitdefender USB Immunizer is a handy utility designed to allow users to immunize their USB storage devices or SD cards against infections with autorun-based malware. It has several options. The Immunize option allows you to immunize your USB storage device or SD card against infections with autorun-based malware. when your storage device has been plugged into an infected computer, the malware will be unable to create its autorun.inf file, thus preventing it to auto executing the program.
The Immunize Computer slider allows you to toggle the autorun feature On or Off for any removable media (except for CD/DVD-ROM devices). If you accidentally plug in an infected USB drive that has not been immunized, the computer will not auto-execute the piece of malware located on the USB storage device.