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How to remove an autorun error


Autorun.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if autorun.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Autorun.exe file information

The process known as AntiVirus (version 2007 Pro) or AutoPlay Application or ams60_runtime or Autorun Application or Anti rapidshare or Monolith HTML AutoRun or Donate or Doom for Windows (version 95 Autorun app)

belongs to software Windows Updater or Anvivirus Application or AutoPlay Media Studio (version 6.0 Runtime, 5.0 Professional Editon Runtime) or Doom95 or EeeSplendid or Autorun Application or Call of Duty (version 4 - Modern Warfare(TM)) or Monolith HTML AutoRun

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Microsoft Co (www.microsoft.com) or Firaxis Games or Xaos-inc.com or emme Technique or Monolith Productions or Activision or id Software.

Description: autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,404,352 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 7,680 bytes and 20 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/autorun.exe.html 
Autorun.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Autorun.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify autorun.exe related errors .

If autorun.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 61,440 bytes. The program has a visible window. Autorun.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The autorun.exe file is not a Windows system file.

If autorun.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 27% dangerous. The file size is 508,555 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes and 7 more variants. Autorun.exe is not a Windows system file. Autorun.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.

If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 41% dangerous. The file size is 2,404,352 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 2,400,256 bytes, 24,576 bytes or 84,992 bytes.

If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 38% dangerous. The file size is 6,882,816 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,748,416 bytes or 2,396,160 bytes.

If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 630,816 bytes.

If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 721,408 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,351,104 bytes.

If autorun.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 159,744 bytes.

If autorun.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 290,872 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "QBCD autorun" is not required to run at start up. Quick Books CD

Important: Some malware also uses the file name autorun.exe, for example FakeAlert-B (detected by McAfee), and W32.Versie.A or Backdoor.EggDrop (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the autorun.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

This file belongs to Able Auto Run; a program to help you create an auto run CD.
   
I have two autoruns, the autorun made by Microsoft for executing CDs and DVDs and another. The other is located in my Temp folder and about every half hour pops up a message saying, "On Click, Line 1: unexpected symbol near ' '. It looks as if it isn't important so I deleted it.
  DV90  
it's a file from Soltek installation CD, it's not needed and it's not dangerous
  Tomasan  
It's a worm that spreads to your executable disks. When you open your disk it will start a process that cannot be stopped.
   
autorun inf usb on to open autorun file
  Mansoor  
Nachdem mein PC nacch einem Absturz von einem Fachmann repariert wurde, kann ich nun nicht mehr "DieSiedler" spielen, es kommt immer die Fehlermeldung it autorun.exe. Unter anderem erschint diesesPrgramm nah zeigge nbher füDrcer ect
  coloredhorse  
AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Professional Edition Runtime
   
I have one listed in file properties Auto Play Media Studion6.0 www.indigorose.com. Also a Autorun CD creator ??? It is located in the systems User and Guest Temp Folder and rehabilites itself upon each boot creating a new folder on each boot. It cannot be removed in most common fashions. Still working on the issue ??
  T.York Central Texas  
Are you referring to the ''Autorun.exe" file(s) in the Soltek Mainboard Driver User's Guide Tech Reference disc? This is an old disc from an old problematic computer unit. I tried to back up the entire disc on my hard drive today when Norton Antivirus warned me that the ''Autorun.exe'' file(s) contain the ''Backdoor.EggDrop'' trojan which allows hackers to gain access. First of all, I can't believe that a genuine installer disc could contain such things. Second, I researched on Soltek's blunder and couldn't find much (except for this feed). Seems that Soltek managed to keep this quiet.
  god of entropy  
nothing AVG sent autorun.exe I ran sent showed no infections
  TRACY MASSIE  
its a virus
  CPUggek  
idiotic virus ... taken all the information i had it in my memory card... i dont even have a backup
  Sritharan  
it's a file from Soltek installation CD, it's not needed and it's not dangerous
  revathi  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of autorun.exe: based on 21 votes with 13 reviews.
6 users think autorun.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 5 users think autorun.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade autorun.exe ("not sure about it").


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