It is actually safer that wayKeeping 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.
================================If you insistHow To Enable/Disable Autorun (Windows XP)
- Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + "e" key
- Right-click the desired device and select Properties from the menu.
- Select the AutoPlay tab.
- Select each item from the pulldown list and for the Action to perform, select "Take no action" to disable autorun, or pick the apporpriate action to take if enabling autorun.
- Select OK.
Edited by garmanma, 23 October 2009 - 11:46 AM.
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Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time aroundDo not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
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