Autorun.inf is a simple text based configuration file and is the primary instruction file associated with the Autorun function. It tells the operating system which executable to start, which icon to use, and which additional menu commands to make available. But in some rare cases autorun.inf files are also created by malware.
Few malwares create their own autorun.inf files and if it is present in the USB then it will infect all computer systems that you connect with. Most anti-virus tools which are present in the market don’t really help a lot to remove and clean such malwares infected Autorun.inf files.
Autorun Eater works in such situations. It is not an antivirus application rather it detects and removes suspicious autorun.inf files in real-time and thus in this way it prevents the accidental execution of malicious autorun.inf files. It is not a new app, but for some reason it has largely remained outside our radar.
Once it is installed, it gets loaded in the system tray and you can scan your drives by simply clicking its system tray icon. You will also find lots of different useful options here.
One of its most important option is Close Autoplay which prevents the execution of malware via the AutoPlay window.
This tool works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Enjoy!