Autorun blocked on USB pen?


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Kenny Cargill

Avira AV tells me "autorun is blocked" every time I attach this particular
USB pen drive, not others. There is no autorun file on it, only video
files. Not a major problem but am curious as to what's causing it.
It's a 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Blade.

Kenny Cargill
 
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Mike S.

Avira AV tells me "autorun is blocked" every time I attach this particular
USB pen drive, not others. There is no autorun file on it, only video
files. Not a major problem but am curious as to what's causing it.
It's a 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Blade.
Have not run into _this_ type of false behavior with Avira.

Are you sure there isn't a hidden autorun.inf file in the root directory?
This is common removable-media malware behavior.
 
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Wolf K

Have not run into _this_ type of false behavior with Avira.

Are you sure there isn't a hidden autorun.inf file in the root directory?
This is common removable-media malware behavior.
IOW, check for malware (viruses and other stuff). I do this with all new
USB devices.

I also use Vipre, which detects any USB attached after boot, and asks
whether it should be checked. You should have a security suite running
that does the same thing.

Good luck.
 
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Kenny Cargill

Thanks for the replies, solution was fairly simple when I realised how. In
Folder Options ticked "show hidden files" and sure enough there was an
autorun.inf file which I deleted. Not sure where it came from but don't
think it was suspicious.

"Kenny Cargill" wrote in message

Avira AV tells me "autorun is blocked" every time I attach this particular
USB pen drive, not others. There is no autorun file on it, only video
files. Not a major problem but am curious as to what's causing it.
It's a 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Blade.

Kenny Cargill
 
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Char Jackson

Thanks for the replies, solution was fairly simple when I realised how. In
Folder Options ticked "show hidden files" and sure enough there was an
autorun.inf file which I deleted. Not sure where it came from but don't
think it was suspicious.
It's in plain text, so you could have opened it in any app that can
read text files.
 
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