I've looked at a couple of utilities that disable autorun.inf on usb devices...
But on one of the utilities the ntsf file system tool has been in beta and at version 1.0 for a very long time...
I want to find another way to do this and did more research and found 3 registry settings can be modified...
But one of them has conflicting explanations on two different tutorials... or I'm reading both of them wrong...
Here is the registry key in question:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer > "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"
Tutorial 1: http://autorun.moonvalley.com/enable.htm
Under Additional Technical Info (at the bottom of the page) explains:
The first byte defines which drive types to EXCLUDE from Autorun behavior.
The hex value of the byte is the sum of all of the drive type values to exclude + 128.
DRIVE_REMOVABLE 4 (floppy disks and removable cartridges)
DRIVE_FIXED 8 (hard disks)
DRIVE_REMOTE 16 (network drives)
DRIVE_CDROM 32 (CD-ROMs)
so Hex 95 would exclude (disable?) autorun on the devices on bits 1, 4, and 16
(Drive_Unknown, Drive_Removable, and Drive_Remote)
(The calculation for this value is 1 + 4 + 16 + 128 = 149. 149 Decimal is 95 Hex)
Tutorial 2: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/161443-autorun-inf-files-completely-block.html
ask you to change three registry settings: (or run the following as a .reg file to modify the settings)
And the second one sets the byte in question to 00000001
Which seems to me to enable autorun on all devices except Drive Unknown.
My specific question is: Will setting a bit to "1" prevent the device from running autorun.inf...
Or... must you set the bit to "0" to prevent the device from running autorun.ing?
Thanks for any help.
I'm really trying to understand what is going on here.