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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:10 AM
Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:27 PM
Microsoft Security Advisory (967940): Update for Windows Autorun
...Disabling Autorun functionality can help protect customers from attack vectors that involve the execution of arbitrary code by Autorun when inserting a CD-ROM device, USB device, network shares, or other media containing a file system with an Autorun.inf file...
1. AutoPlay will no longer support the AutoRun functionality for non-optical removable media. In other words, AutoPlay will still work for CD/DVDs but it will no longer work for USB drives.
2. A dialog change was done to clarify that the program being executed is running from external media.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:44 AM
Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:26 AM
Windows 7 introduces key changes to AutoPlay that keep you from being exposed inadvertently to malware...In particular, Windows will no longer display the AutoRun task in the AutoPlay dialog for devices that are not removable optical media (CD/DVD.) because there is no way to identify the origin of these entries. Was it put there by the IHV, a person, or a piece of malware? Removing this AutoRun task will block the current propagation method abused by malware and help customers stay protected. People will still be able to access all of the other AutoPlay tasks that are installed on their computer. With these changes, if you insert a USB flash drive that has photos and has been infected by malware, you can be confident that the tasks displayed are all from software already on your computer...
Edited by quietman7, 02 October 2010 - 07:34 AM.
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