Autorun Eater Donation

July 2, 2012

It’s been about 5 years now since Autorun Eater was born. I was still studying to obtain my Diploma in Animal Health then. 5 years down the road and I’ve just completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. In the near future I plan to do a second degree in Veterinary Medicine. Studying takes time, effort and money. I took a study loan to pay all my tuition fees and I will have to repay it when I get a job.

If you enjoy using Autorun Eater, it would really make me a happy person if you can help me by contributing to the repayment of my study loan. Any amount(even $1) would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your kind contribution and have a great day!

Autorun Eater v2.6

February 17, 2012

Autorun Eater v2.6 is here!

Added: ‘Malware Scan’ option to scan the infected storage device using Microsoft Security Essentials’ command line scanner (only works with version 2.1.1116.0 and above) after removing the suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ file.

Added: ‘MSE Scan Log’ option to view the Microsoft Security Essentials scan log.

Removed: ‘Priority’ option in the tray menu.

Removed: Removed some redundant code to improve startup time and performance.

Changed: Tweaks to program behaviour.

If you’re a new user we would like to encourage you to visit our FAQ page. Please feel free to submit any suggestions, report any bugs or anything you’d like to tell us.

You can install the new version over the old version(exit v2.5 first).

If you enjoy using Autorun Eater, please feel free to donate.

To all our faithful users, thank you very much for your continual support!

MD5 Checksum: 2ec2b86df38cdca49ce6071fcd64c70c

[DOWNLOAD AUTORUN EATER v2.6]

Autorun Eater v2.5

May 7, 2010

The cargo has arrived!

Added: ‘Remove Ignore For All’ option to stop ignoring all previously ignored suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files.

Added: ‘Undo Ignored Drive’ option to stop ignoring a previously ignored drive.

Added: Option to enable or disable the splash image.

Added: ‘Ignore Drive’ option in the detection window.

Added: Drive letter for ‘Suspicious File 1/2′ in the detection window.

Added: Name of Autorun Backup file in the results log.

Removed: ‘(Pause)’ word in the tray menu to avoid confusion that Autorun Eater is paused when it is not.

Changed: New Autorun Eater icon.

Changed: The startup/exit sound is now turned off by-default.

Changed: Minor tweaks and improvements to the detection window.

Changed: Minor tweaks to tray tips.

Changed: Improvements to monitoring engine.

Changed: Minor tweaks to program behaviour.

[Fixed]: Problem moving on to the next drive when there are problems removing suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ file in the current drive.

[Fixed]: Pause notification not appearing in the Windows XP Classic theme.

If you’re a new user we would like to encourage you to visit our FAQ page. Please feel free to submit any suggestions, report any bugs or anything you’d like to tell us.

You can install the new version over the old version(exit v2.4 first).

If you enjoy using Autorun Eater, please feel free to donate.

To all our faithful users, thank you very much for your continual support!

MD5 Checksum: b4c31133777bebda1e910e0d4a48b739

[DOWNLOAD AUTORUN EATER v2.5]

False Positives

December 15, 2009

Security softwares like antivirus and antispywares can sometimes be overzealous when it comes to detecting malware. You may sometimes find that after updating to the latest definitions, Autorun Eater is suddenly flagged as a malware! This is not true and there’s nothing to be worried about. It is what you call a false positive detection. More info about false positives and how to determine if a virus is really a virus can be obtained here and here.

We would like to assure all our users that Autorun Eater does NOT contain any malware nor is it a malware itself. If you come across any other false positive problems, please feel free to report it to us or you can help us by reporting the problem to your vendor.

False positive examples provided by António, an Autorun Eater user:

avira false positive

ad-aware false positive

Autorun Eater v2.4

June 2, 2009

As promised, your Autorun Eater v2.4 parcel has arrived!

So what’s in the parcel?

2.4traymenu

Added: ‘Close Autoplay’ option to prevent execution of malware via AutoPlay window.

Removed: ‘Scan Started… Right Click For Menu’ tray tip during launch.

Changed: aesettings.ini file, results.log file, and Autorun Backup folder relocated to application data folder for compatibility with Windows Vista & 7.

Changed: Improvements to monitoring engine.

Changed: Minor tweaks to program behaviour.

Changed: Minor tweaks to program GUI.

Changed: Minor tweaks to installer.

[Fixed]: Unable to ignore suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ with read-only attribute.

There were feedbacks that v2.3 settings could not be changed on Windows Vista & 7. This version should solve that problem and work as expected. When installing v2.4, it will automatically move the aesettings.ini file, results.log file and Autorun Backup folder from previous versions to the application data folder.

For more info, you can also visit our FAQ page. Please feel free to submit any suggestions, report any bugs or anything you’d like to tell us.

You can install the new version over the old version(exit v2.3 first).

If you enjoy using Autorun Eater, please feel free to donate.

MD5 Checksum: efef09a6213bc6809da74a9e997233c8

[DOWNLOAD AUTORUN EATER v2.4]

Autorun Eater v2.3

November 27, 2008

At last! After a long break in between, Autorun Eater v2.3 is finally here!

So what’s new under the hood?

2.3traymenu

Additional options to customize Autorun Eater

detection window

A brand new detection window!

And much, much more:

Added: 2 suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ removal methods – ‘Ask For Confirmation’ and ‘Auto-Remove’.

Added: Feature to view contents of suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files in detection window.

Added: Option to on or off startup/exit sound.

Added: Option to on or off detection sound.

Added: Option to enable or disable GUI Tips.

Added: Option to ignore suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files.

Added: ‘Remove Ignore’ option to undo previously ignored suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files.

Changed: Detection window has evolved from a mundane message box to a cooler GUI window!

Changed: Smaller memory footprint.

Changed: Minor tweaks to the monitoring engine.

Changed: Minor tweaks to program behaviour.

Changed: Minor improvements to installer.

[Fixed]: Minor Scan Drive A: and B: issues.

Autorun Eater is still easy to use as before and you won’t find yourself bogged down by a myriad of confusing settings. Please feel free to submit any suggestions, report any bugs or anything you’d like to tell us.

You can install the new version over the old version(exit v2.2 first).

If you enjoy using Autorun Eater, please feel free to donate.

MD5 Checksum: 7c83ff4affbcba2e0fe64a7feea6ff26

[DOWNLOAD AUTORUN EATER v2.3]

Autorun Eater v2.2

March 15, 2008

The latest Autorun Eater is here!

2.2traymenu

Added: Option to scan drives A: & B: manually.

Changed: Minor tweaks to the monitoring engine.

Changed: Minor tweaks to program behaviour.

Changed: Improved CPU usage.

[Fixed]: ‘No Disk Error’ when empty removable USB devices are plugged-in(eg. card reader).

You can install the new version over the old version(exit v2.1 first).

If you enjoy using Autorun Eater, please feel free to donate.

MD5 Checksum: 0f9adf9cbf84e1994d382b49b5c909de

[DOWNLOAD AUTORUN EATER v2.2]

Autorun Eater v2.1

February 1, 2008

Still using the old Autorun Eater v2.0? Autorun Eater v2.1 is here!

2.1traymenu

Added: ‘Donate’ option under the tray menu.

Added: ‘Autorun Backup’ option under the tray menu to easily view or delete autorun backup files.

Removed: ‘Start’ and ‘Stop’ option under the tray menu but the ‘Pause’ option remains.

Changed: Minor tweaks to the monitoring engine.

Changed: Scan now starts automatically when Autorun Eater is launched.

Changed: Add/Remove to global startup entry option now indicates if startup entry exist or not.

You can install the new version over the old version(exit v2.0 first).

If you enjoy using Autorun Eater, please feel free to donate.

MD5 Checksum: 8d9cf93c64b003f9995d3947ed34bed0

[DOWNLOAD AUTORUN EATER v2.1]

Autorun Eater v2.0

October 8, 2007

Autorun Eater

Old McDonald’s Farm is proud to announce the release of Autorun Eater v2.0!

Autorun Eater’s main function remains the same but there are a few improvements to the scanning engine as well as some minor changes to the menu options and GUI.

Among the additions and changes are:

Added: 3 optional registry fixes(Task Manager, Regedit & Folder options).

Added: Users are now informed through a message box whenever a suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ file is removed.

Added: Backup copies of suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ file(s) are now created before the original copy is removed for easy recovery.

Added: Status tooltip to get tool info easily without right-clicking on tray icon.

Added: ‘Paused’ notifier that slides in/out from botton-right of screen when ‘Pause’ is activated.

Added: Confirmation message box when user clicks on ‘Delete Log’.

Removed: ‘Keyboard Hotkeys’ label under tray menu options, but ‘Pause’ hotkey still works as usual.

Changed: Improved monitoring engine. Now only certain suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files are removed depending on a few criterias. CD-ROM drives are now left alone because it is impossible to remove any files on a CD/DVD. So this tool will NOT protect you from malicious CDs/DVDs.

Changed: Added drive label to the scan results log file for easier reference.

Changed: ‘About’ window has evolved from a mundane message box to a cooler GUI window with scrolling credits, haha.

Changed: HTML help file converted to CHM format to include more information and improved readability.

Changed: Certain traytips have been edited for uniformity.

With this newer version, it is expected to perform better with the bugs in Autorun Eater v1.0 eliminated. This version is expected to be more effective and user-friendly.

Screenshots:

2.0traymenu
Minor changes and additions to the tray menu option

aboutae
New ‘About’ window

2.0traytip
Added mouse over tool-tip to get current tool status quickly

2.0pause
‘Paused’ notifier that slides in/out from botton-right of screen when ‘Pause’ is activated

If you would like to submit any suggestions or report any bug(s), please feel free to contact us.

You can download Autorun Eater v2.0 here:

[DOWNLOAD AUTORUN EATER v2.0]

Note: Please uninstall the old version before installing this version.

Have a nice day! :)

Autorun Eater v1.0

September 26, 2007

Autorun Eater

Introducing to you Autorun Eater. Autorun Eater is NOT an anti-virus nor does it pretend to be one. Autorun Eater is meant to work side-by-side with your AV application.

As more and more malwares resort to ‘autorun.inf’ file tactics, there has been a need for such a tool, especially for new users. Of course there are other ways to avoid the ‘autorun.inf’ malware trap such as right-clicking-explore, but how many are actually aware of such a method.

Wouldn’t it be better if it was already deleted even before you access the infected drive?

What are some of the features of Autorun Eater?

1. Scan and remove suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ files found in the root directory of drives, A-Z, in real-time
2. Hotkey enabled to toggle scan
3. Start, Stop or Pause scan
4. Scan priority(normal/high)
5. Scan results are logged
6. Add and remove from startup entry

And most importantly, it’s free!

Screenshots:

1.0aesetup

Setup file

1.0traymenu

No fancy GUIs but it works!

If you would like to submit any suggestions or report any bug(s), please feel free to contact us.

[DOWNLOAD AUTORUN EATER v1.0]


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