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It's probably a hidden file and in the root of the USB as mentioned before.

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what is your OS, usually vista and newer ignore autoruns by default (or force) on Hard Drives/Flash Drives (anything that's not cd/dvd/blu-ray)

 

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See http://www.samlogic.net/articles/autorun-usb-flash-drive-windows-7.htm

 

Also if your motherboard does support Charge while off (by the way I failed to mention this option is found in the computers BIOS settings usually) that may also be the cause of your PC's buzzing.

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I've seen many freeware softwares on download sites such as Softpedia.com that will automatically delete any autorun.inf files on your USB thumb drives. I haven't personally used any of that software.

 

Also some antivirus software automatically disables/stops autorun.inf from running off of any USB devices, and some antivirus will flag any autorun.inf file regardless of where it's located (hard disk, CD/DVD, USB) as a sort of virus to be blocked/removed - even if they aren't an actual virus.

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go into windows explorer

turn off hiding of both hidden and system files

search your computer without Windows built in search.

 

However as my above link says autorun.inf will only work from cd/DVD/blu-ray, so no need from mse to block it, windows already does

 

the only item which works in vista and newer is icon

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If you want to turn autorun off, just to be on the safe side, do this:

 

go to Control Panel -> Autorun

 

Disable the first tick box.

Also, set the software and games tab to -> Don't do any action

 

Save changes.

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Also no one has told me HOW to check If I have an autorun.inf file on my computer

Launch Defraggler - BUT DO NOT DEFRAG

Select the drive you wish to test

Click the "Search" TAB

Tick the boxes "Filename Contains" and "Include non-fragmented files"

Type the name "Autorun.inf" in the filename box

Click search and you will be shown.

 

That will show you with needing to alter any hidden and system file restrictions that affect Windows Explorer.

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Would MSE(Microsoft Security essentials) block autorun.inf and also How can I check out if my USB drive has an autorun.inf file.

 

MSE would block an infected one if it was detected.

 

Some other ways to see if an autorun.inf is on your USB drive(s):

* Open Notepad, and then have it open ?:\autorun.inf

Replace ?:\ with your actual USB drive letter

* If you use 7-Zip open the 7-Zip File Manager which by default shows hidden and system files, and then use it to browse the USB drive,

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can you guide me through the steps on how to do it in Notepad

Open notepad

go to file menu

choose open

type

?:\autorun.inf

replacing ? With the drive letter (i.e e:\, m:\, d:\)

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