autorun.inf a simple text file which tells Windows that what application or program it needs to start automatically

This is specially used in removable USB disks and CD/DVD disks, so that the removable disks are able to automatically load the desired program

autorun.inf viruses generates a autorun.inf files in every disk of the system and whenever you open the disk it tries to execute the virus , They usually spread from external USB thumb drives

How to delete autorun.inf

To delete autorun.inf you need to reboot your PC to Safe Mode Command Prompt Only

When the DOS prompt appears , change to the root of the Disk drive
e.g for C drive you should do

c:
next step is to un-hide the autorun.inf file
execute the command
ATTRIB -H -R -S AUTORUN.INF
Finally delete it by the command
DEL AUTORUN.INF

So now you have deleted autorun.inf from C drive, do the same for other disk partitions in you PC

If you want to delete autorun.inf from a removeable or USB drive than you don’t need to boot into the safe mode, you can execute the above commands directly from CMD prompt or it would be even better if you just format the USB and get it cleared from all menaces

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