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Disabling Autorun

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#1 naughtyeyes


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:34 PM

I was advised in a previous post to disable autorun in order to prevent virus infection using this method:

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:[list]
[*]USB-Based Malware Attacks.
[*]When is AUTORUN.INF really an AUTORUN.INF?.
[*]Please disable Autorun asap!.

But when I follow the instructions the correct folder is not there. Is there another method?

I have Windows XP.

Edited by naughtyeyes, 23 July 2011 - 09:35 PM.

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:47 PM

If you are using Windows XP, follow these steps :

1. Install this update : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7dbcde3-7814-47c5-849e-e64ecfb35d74
2. Then use this Fix It tool to disable AutoRun : http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9741395

#3 naughtyeyes

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:20 AM

After completeing this fix and restarting my computer I get this error on restart:

System/windows/win32/autochk.exe file not found skipping AUTOCHECK

then after I log on I can't access the internet. I had to restore my comuter back to yesterday.

What happened?

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