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Short description
INF/Autorun is generic detection of the AUTORUN.INF configuration file created by malware.
Other information
The AUTORUN.INF file contains the path to the malware executable.

This file is usually dropped into the root folder of available drives in an attempt to autorun a malware executable when the infected drive is mounted.

The file(s) may have the System (S) and Hidden (H) attributes present in attempt to hide the file in Windows Explorer.