This virus has been widely spread these days and it has become very common that every pen drive we use will be infected by this virus. This Recycler virus / BV:AutoRun-G[Wrm] is very annoying one and even formatting the pen drive will not remove the virus. Though antivirus software is able to identify, it cannot remove the virus completely. If you delete this manually, it will again create itself and none of the virus removal tricks could work to resolve the problem.
Download Flash Disinfector from here: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/Flash_Disinfector.exe
and save on some non windows drive.
Double click on it and it will ask you to insert USB flash drive and click ok. Do so. (see attached picture)
Clicking on ok will make your desktop go blank, don’t worry, its normal.
It will fix the autorun.inf virus and you are done partially. Yes, its a partial solution, it will lock the autorun file and you will see some file created by flash disinfector. If you remove the file, the virus get re activated. May be some future update of our antivirus softwares will have complete fix for this,
so I advise you to install this USB av-software for a more enlasting protection:
To protect your computer from viruses, Trojan or malware a good antivirus solution for your USB devices is a necessary. Mx One is such a free antivirus designed to protect you external storage devices like USB stick or pen drives , iPod., mp3, mp4, M2, SD, microSD. Download: http://jayaprakashkv.blogspot.com/2008/07/download-free-usb-sticks-antivirus-mx.html
home-site for this tool: http://mxone.net/en/
+ Protection against: Virus, Trojans, Worms, Spyware (Spyware), Hacking Tools (Hacktools), Software Risk (Riskware).
+ Compatible with any antivirus resident like for example: Nod32 ™., Kaspersky ™. BitDefender ™. AVG ™., Norton ™., Panda ™. AVG ™, ™ Avast, Avira Antivir ™, among others.
+ Protection in realtime with ..
- System "CHECK AND DESTROY" detects and removes all viruses that attempt to infect your device while connected to an infected PC, even unknown viruses.
- System Protection "Guardian" protects your PC from viruses that come in infected and USB devices to connect to your computer infected no matter what if the device has Mx One Antivirus installed or not, also detects even unknown viruses.
+ Protection against unknown viruses and new variants with "Heuristic ONE" AND "GENERIC ONE"
+ You only need very small 1Mb of space available on either the PC or on removable media.
+ Completely free,