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HELP! Autoplay is disabled after combofix. No fix works

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#1 virtualbug


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Posted 27 December 2008 - 03:36 PM


I ran combofix to get rid of one trojan that infected my Windows Vista and now I cannot turn autoplay back on.
I found in combofix manual that it disables autoplay but why it does not erenable it after it is done??

I have tried all possible solutions including registry checks for various flags and all services are running,
autoplay is enabled in windows control panel but nothing seems to work.

it is not only disabled for CDs but also for any drive including SD, CF etc making it very inconvenient for my family members to copy pictures.

Does anyone here know how to reenable autoplay and revert all the settings combofix changes?


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Posted 27 December 2008 - 05:32 PM

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You should not be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. Read USB-Based Malware Attacks and Please disable Autorun asap!.

Disabling autorun/autoplay does not prevent you from accessing your media sources. They are still available by opening My Computer and accessing the source drive (CD, DVD, usb/flash drive or external hard drive). Pictures on a camera can still be accessed through My Pictures and selecting "Get Pictures" from a scanner or camera. Media can also be accessed via the program you normally use it with such as music CDs accessed via Media Player, blank CDs via burning software, image handling software provided with the camera, etc. I strongly recommend you leave the autorun feature disabled and get into the habit of accessing your media devices manually.
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