Autorun exteminator

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Hello,

hi.my external hard drive is showing only shortcuts.i downloaded autorun exterminator and i have been running it for the past 8 hours and it's not finished yet.Approximately how long will it take.the hard drive had about 250gb data.thanks in advance.

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Hello,

I suggest you stop it. You may have a usb virus other then autorun.
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if this is the case,do you have any suggestions on what i should do next? currently it has found 84000 autorun.inf and its still counting.am reluctant to stop it unless i have another solution.
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Normally this type if issue is caused by a USB virus. It will spread to all of your USB memory devices and harddisk.

Here is a tool to remove the virus and vaccinate your USB against further viruses.


Download UsbFix (créé par El Desaparecido) on your desktop.

http://services.service-webmaster.fr/cpt-clics/clics-30453-6505.html


If your antivirus gives an alert, ignore it and temporarily deactivate the antivirus.
Plug in your usb devices (Flash drive, pen drive. External HD etc...) don't open them.
Double click sur UsbFix.exe.

Click on deletion
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Let the tool work.

At the end of the scan a report will show which you can copy and paste here..

The report is save at the root ( C:\UsbFix.txt ).

You can also vaccinate against any virus.

Good luck
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thanks.let me try it and hopefully it will work.
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hi.thanks alot for your help.i tried with the usb fix it but it stopped running at 14% so i followed the instructions in the following link-http://www.ehow.com/how_6851911_remove-recycler-virus-usb.html.it worked and i can view all my folders.
thanks so much and may God bless you.enjoy the holidays.