Microsoft Finally Turns Off AutoRun in Vista, XP

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Microsoft Finally Turns Off AutoRun in Vista, XP

Post by Kenny94 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:12 pm

In addition to the numerous security updates released on Patch Tuesday, Microsoft finally turned off AutoRun for Windows Vista and Windows XP. Now programs will not execute automatically when loaded from USB devices like external hard drives or flash drive sticks. This prevents disguised malware from automatically loading the AutoRun menu when the USB devices are attached. Unfortunately, this also affects legit programs stored on USB storage devices.
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Re: Microsoft Finally Turns Off AutoRun in Vista, XP

Post by woolie on Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:23 pm

I read somewhere that XP autorun could be disabled via the group policy console ...Is that true ?

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