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#1 Jared Stoltzfus

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:24 AM

I have runned combo fix on a number of computers and i love it. but it always disables autoplay for me. is there a work around for this?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:13 PM

The short answer to your question is, no. That is part of the functionality of the tool. And before you ask, we are bound by the tool authors request. To not discuss the features and functionality of the tool outside of select trained malware helpers forums. Therefore you will unfortunately not get assistance here finding out if it's possible.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:18 PM

With all of the new variants being spread through automatically running a device, I would think this would be a desired feature
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:21 PM

Hello.

Just to backup garmanma's point. We know recommed you disable autorun from all-drives due to the number of infection that get spread around with removable drives.

Disable Autorun on Flash-Drive/Removable Drives

When is AUTORUN.INF really an AUTORUN.INF?

USB worms work by creating a file called AUTORUN.INF on the root of USB drives. These INF files then use Autorun or Autoplay (not the same thing!) to execute themselves either when the stick is inserted, or more commonly, when the user double-clicks on the USB drive icon from My Computer (Windows Explorer)...


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!.

If using Windows Vista, please refer to:
"Disable AutoPlay in Windows Vista"
"Preventing AutoPlay with Local Group Policy Editor or AutoPlay options panel"

Note: When Autorun is disabled, double-clicking a drive which has autorun.inf in its root directory may still activate Autorun so be careful.

Original Article by QuietMan7 can be found over here

Again, we will not go into details on how Combofix works though..

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