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Friday
2009-01-10, 21:16
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Win32.AutoRun.AW" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:
trojan

Description:
Win32.AutoRun.AW copies malicious executable files into the root and System directories. Additionally it starts itself in autorun.inf.
Removal Instructions:

Autorun:

Please use Spybot-S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsd), RunAlyzer (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=runalyzer) or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.

Entries named "rising" and pointing to "<$SYSDIR>\*.EXE".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

The file at "c:\autorun.inf".
The file at "<$SYSDRIVE>\autorun.inf".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Win32.AutoRun.AW uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=8) or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=3).
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsd) to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
Please read these instructions (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288) before requesting assistance,
Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum (http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22) where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.