Now every time you insert anything into the USB ports you will notice that MCSheild will scan those devices to ensure they are infection free.
As for disabling autoplay, you can learn more about that here
You can turn that feature off by following the instructions found here
If you disable the Autoplay feature by going to Start > Control Panel > Autoplay
and clicking on the little box to the left of Use AutoPlay for all media and devices
found at the top of the window to clear out the checkmark, you will then need to go to Start > Computer
and look for your external device under Devices with Removal Storage
and click on it to open the device every time you insert it into your computer.
If you do not want to have to go through all those steps to prevent your device from opening automatically once inserted into your computer, you could also just press and hold the Shift
key on your keyboard as you insert the USB cable belonging to that device. That will temporarily disable Autoplay for that particular device at that time.
I prefer to take the long route and just disable that feature altogether. It is recommended to do so to help prevent malware from running automatically. That will provide you the opportunity to right click on the device and scanning for malware with your installed Anti-virus before actually clicking on the device and allowing it to run. I have had moments when I am in such a hurry that I forget to press that Shift key.
Edited by DonnaB, 12 October 2014 - 03:08 PM.