removing autorun from a flash drive

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at
Tue Mar 10 21:47:04 UTC 2009

Bruno Wolff III wrote, On 03/10/2009 05:34 PM:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 14:38:54 -0500,
>   Aaron Konstam <akonstam at> wrote:
>> Well I may be misleading you. I had to do some removal of software when
>> I originally bought the device. It would not load on Fedora so I removed
>> some software under XP. Then it would appear in Fedora but still had
>> some U3 stiff remaining. That is what I removed on my Fedora machine.
>> Sorry I forgot what I had done originally.
> Repartitioning the raw device would probably work. You would then create
> a filesystem on the partition.

No, if you repartition the device, you wipe out the ability for the U3 removal 
tool to work, but the fake CD remains IIRC.

DON'T delete the partitions until after removing the tool!

"Can I remove U3 technology from my USB drive?"
or "U3 Launchpad Removal Tool"

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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