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What percent of users and experts removed it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,773
United States Rank #19,693
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VersionDistribution
2.6 100.00%

Autorun Eater v2.6

What is Autorun Eater?  (from Old McDonald's Farm)

Autorun Eater was born due to the increase of malwares using the 'autorun.inf' method to infect users unknowingly be it from flash drives, external hard disks or any other removable storage device.
When a device is infected with a malware and an 'autorun.inf' file is dropped, the shell menu is normally modified to e...  Read more

Overview

Autorun Eater v2.6 is a program developed by Old McDonald's Farm. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.9 MB (1,995,178 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 38% of users of Autorun Eater come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: oldmcdonald.wordpress.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Autorun Eater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Autorun Eater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Autorun Eater v2.6

  • billy.exe - Billy The Goat
  • oldmcdonald.exe - Old McDonald
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • oldmcdonald.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DB87CB67-BCA4-4EC1-B2F5-C922F09FA7C2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • oldmcdonald.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Autorun Eater' which loads as C:\Program Files\Autorun Eater\oldmcdonald.exe.

How do I remove Autorun Eater?

Quickly and completely remove Autorun Eater v2.6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Autorun Eater from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Autorun Eater v2.6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Autorun Eater.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.84%
Windows 8 20.90%
Windows XP 11.30%
Windows Vista 3.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.40%
Windows 7 Professional 6.94%
Windows 8.1 4.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.10%
  India 4.76%
  Malaysia 4.76%
  Philippines 4.76%
  Brazil 3.70%
  Vietnam 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  DZ 2.65%
  Australia 2.12%
  Canada 2.12%
  Iran 2.12%
  Italy 2.12%
  BD 1.59%
  Egypt 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.65%
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 21.77%
ASUS 9.68%
GIGABYTE 4.84%
Lenovo 2.42%
Sahara 2.42%
Intel 1.61%
Medion 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.91%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.91%
Dell Latitude D620 1.94%
Dell Inspiron 5521 1.94%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 1.94%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.94%

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