Autorun.inf Description

Autorun.inf is a text-based configuration file that tells the system which executable to start, which icon to use, which commands to make available etc. Criminals often use this file for malicious purposes. They use malware to infect and can create an Autorun.inf file in the root directory of removable media including USB Devices, DVDs, CD ROMs or memory sticks. In this way, when the infected drive is inserted into a machine, the system will follow the instructions in the malicious Autorun.inf file and launch computer threats such as worms and viruses.

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