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Flash drive no longer autoplays after SP2 update


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#1 captaininternet

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:37 PM

I am using Vista Home Premium 32. After updating to SP2, when I insert my flash drive it no longer opens in explorer automatically (like it used to) and it doesn't even ask me what to do. It still shows under "My Computer."

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#2 RonS WINDOWS-TEAM

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:25 PM

Here’s a link to an Autoplay help page that should get you on the right track: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...1ddd971033.mspx.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:08 PM

Many AV tools are disabling autorun

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. To learn more about this risk, please read:These types of infections usually involve malware that modifies and loads an autorun.inf (configuration) file into the root folder of all drives (internal, external, removable) along with a malicious executable. When the removable media is inserted (mounted), autorun looks for autorun.inf and automatically executes the malicious file to run silently on your computer. When a flash drive becomes infected, the Trojan will infect a system when the removable media is inserted if autorun has not been disabled.

Edited by garmanma, 02 June 2009 - 07:09 PM.

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