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Autorun.inf is a file used by Microsoft Windows software and devices in order to identify the program associated with a particular USB device or media. The file is typically found on removable media such as USB drives and CDs, and contains information about the program associated with the media.
The Autorun.inf check can help protect against malicious software by automatically scanning and identifying any suspicious files.
• Autorun.inf files allow Windows to identify which programs to launch when a device or media is connected or inserted into the computer.
• Autorun.inf files can also contain information that Windows uses to display a message or prompt, such as a product name, company name, or icon.
• Autorun.inf files can also be used to launch programs when the media is inserted into a computer, even if the user does not explicitly choose to run the program.
• Autorun.inf files can also be used to set certain properties for the media, such as whether or not to show a splash screen or other prompts.
• Autorun.inf files can be used to launch programs automatically when the media is inserted into a computer, or when a certain action is taken.
• Autorun.inf files can be used to launch programs with specific command-line parameters.
• Autorun.inf files can be used to hide the contents of a media from Windows Explorer.
Autorun.inf files are a powerful tool for customizing the behavior of removable media. They can be used to customize the programs that are launched when media is inserted into a computer, to display prompts and messages, and to set certain properties for the media. Autorun.inf files are also useful for launching programs with command-line parameters, and for hiding the contents of a media from Windows Explorer.