I recently dealt with a pretty nasty infection on my home PC (Windows XP). It turns out, the infection took advantage of Autorun/U3 (I plugged in an infected USB thumb drive). It has been brought to my attention that Windows 7 doesn't utilize the Autorun feature, but some devices may still Autorun if they are set up to read like a CD drive or a DVD drive would.
Any experienced Windows 7 users out there that can make any suggestion that may help myself or others avoid a catastrophe such as the one I experienced?
Is there a specific tool or utility that can take care of this issue?
Do I even need to worry about it with my new Windows 7 machine?
I have an external hard drive that I was using on the old machine (the one that got infected) that I would sure love to scan, clean, and continue using if at all possible and even though Windows 7 supposedly doesn't use Autorun, I'm not feeling very confident about plugging this thing into my new computer in order to clean, disinfect, etc. Call me crazy...
Thanks in advance for your input and/or suggestions.