History/ChangeLog

Here you can view the history and notable changes made to Autorun Eater from the initial release to the latest release.

 

February 17th, 2012 – v2.6

  • 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.


May 7th, 2010 – v2.5

  • 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.


June 2nd, 2009 – v2.4

  • 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.


November 28th, 2008 – v2.3

  • 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.


March 16th, 2008 – v2.2

  • 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).


February 3rd, 2008 – v2.1

  • 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.


October 8th, 2008 – v2.0

  • 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.


September 20th, 2007 – v1.0

  • Initial release


*Dates shown here may not correspond with those in blog entries


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