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How to disable Autorun.?


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#1 Nia(:

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:49 PM

Can anyone give me a link that could instruct me on how to disable Autorun.?
I don't want any special software though.


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 04:46 PM

What OS are you using?
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 04:54 PM

Vista,
sorry for not saying.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:11 PM

Go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Autoplay

Uncheck "Use Autoplay for all media and devices"

It looks like this:

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:26 PM

Some of the boxes are filled in..
like..
Audio CD: Import songs using iTunes.

Should I choose something else.? Like "Ask me every time."?

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:36 PM

Unless you really need to have a device run automatically every time you plug it in, its safer to just disable Autorun
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:50 PM

*I CAN'T GET THE PICTURE ON HERE. ):*

Would the boxes highlighted in red matter if the blue box was unchecked.?

Can you give me any advice onto what I should set those boxes to, or should I leave them alone.?

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:26 PM

If its unchecked, then you don't have to worry about any of the drop down menus.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:59 PM

Thank you so much.

So now it will prevent my iPod from getting infected if I plug it in.?
(Or any removable hardware.)

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:03 PM

First of all, Glad I could help :thumbsup:

And now you will be safe from viruses that transfer from removable media to PC.
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