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Combofix vs disabled Autoplay


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#1 Packrat1947

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:29 PM

Hello, Resolved - see my reply.

I just ran Combofix on a customerís computer and it did a fine job. Now Iím up and running.

However, I lost the autoplay capability. I used MS autofix.exe against a USB port, and a CD drive. Autoplay still does not work.

Also, looked at the CD drive properties, and autoplay is checked. The cursor flickers a bit, but then the autoplay window does not open.

Any ideas here. A google search reveals that this is common fallout with Combofix.

I expect that someone wants to tell me that this is a security issue. Donít bother. I want Autoplay to work as designed.

Thanks for any help.

Cheers,
Packrat1947

Edited by Packrat1947, 04 March 2009 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:03 PM

Resolved - Hello again,

Did some googling for "autoplay and combofix" and found this repair. Go into the registry, and if you have this entry delete it.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoDriveAutorun

This was provided by a MS tech to fix a Vista machine. This also worked on the XP Home that I'm working on.

Apparently Combofix is making this unannounced change.

Back to happyland of malware removal.

Packrat1947




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