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Offline meigyoku

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Avira 10 can disable autorun.ini file USB (user can turn on/off this function)
Does Avast 5.0 block (disable) autorun.ini file in USB like Avira?
I do not want to use other USB antivirus with Avast because I think Avast can disable autorun.ini file in USB

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Re: Does Avast 5.0 block (disable) autorun.ini file in USB like Avira?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 07:10:05 PM »
avast doesn't block, but scans and alerts to infection, that is what resident scanners do. So first off if an autorun.inf file runs, it would be trying to run another executable which would of course be scanned by the resident scanner, that is how they work.

You should also have your OS fully up to date as there have been security updates relating to the autorun function, so that you can set it not to run within the OS, so the function isn't required in an anti-virus. That anti-virus should do what it should scan files as they are accessed and alert to infection.
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Re: Does Avast 5.0 block (disable) autorun.ini file in USB like Avira?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 02:38:55 AM »
I thinh Avast should make it: disable autorun.ini file like some other USB antivirus

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Re: Does Avast 5.0 block (disable) autorun.ini file in USB like Avira?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 03:17:25 AM »
I thinh Avast should make it: disable autorun.ini file like some other USB antivirus
Sorry, -1
It's not an antivirus protection, rather a Windows setting.
Disabling it is just acknowledge that you can detect and separate the real infections from legit autorun files.
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Re: Does Avast 5.0 block (disable) autorun.ini file in USB like Avira?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 05:43:15 AM »
i have a problem with my kingston pendrive as soon i put it on the usb drive Avast detect in the recent created autorun.inf file an autorun-ao[wrm]and kill it. My question is can i disable the autorun.inf file creation? and if it is possible how.
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