Infected by autorun(8 posts)
Autorun? Do you mean a program by that name or a file that gets started via Autorun? Please explain.
If it a file started by Autorun, easy to fix, DELETE it. However many of these are not the true culprit. Usually there is another program running that sees if that program exists, and if it doesn't, adds it back and starts it again after it recreates it.
LH, correct, and I wasn't sure which the OP meant? I had many people complain of an infection coming back via what they called a program auto-starting or auto-run. They are smart enough to see it starting in MSCONFIG but miss the payload program that gets started in the Registry that makes sure the auto-start is still there and if not replace it. If it is the AUTORUN virus from a removable media then you gave a possible cure.
msconfig can miss alot of startup programs. yhere is a utility called autoruns from sysinternals thst will scan through the registry and find all services and software that is set to autorun. just google sysinternals autoruns and download from the microsoft website. you will have to run it as administrator