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#1 Devil2006

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 01:14 PM

 
 Hi there,

 This is my first post on this forum, so hello to all.

 Last week, as part of a virus removal, I was advised by Webroot support to run Combofix on my system.

 Thankfully it removed the problem, but since running Combofix, autoplay has been disabled on all of my USB drives, audio CDs do not play automatically, and the scanner and camera wizard no longer runs when I plug in my USB digital camera.

 I must add, that everything was running fine before Combofix did its stuff.

 Before posting this, I did a lot of research, and it seems I am not alone with this problem.

 I am now fully aware that Combofix disables these functions by design, and I also fully understand the reasons why it does so.

 I also fully understand that there are alternative methods of accessing data on all of the above mentioned devices, and have done so successfully.

 However, the reason for my post is to ask whether or not it is possible to have the CHOICE as to whether or not autoplay runs on my computer, and if so, how?

 As I said, I am fully aware of the fact that online threats are getting totally out of control, especially when you consider that the virus we caught last week was the result of my wife trying to found out how to make a TEAPOT!!!

 But I would still like the choice of whether autoplay runs or not on my system.

 Thank you in advance for any help or advice you could give me.

 I am running windows 7 ultimate.

 

 

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 01:51 PM

Who helped me before here:

 

Does not work and there is NO an icon and an EXE file.

 

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:01 PM

Yes...ComboFix disables autoruns on the first run as part of it's routine and has been doing so for years.

Change AutoPlay settings in Windows 7
How to Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Vista, Widows 7, and Windows 8
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Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:02 PM

Yes...ComboFix disables autoruns on the first run as part of it's routine and has been doing so for years.

Change AutoPlay settings in Windows 7
How to Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Vista, Widows 7, and Windows 8

 

 

Does not work and there is NO an icon and an EXE file.

 

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:17 PM

Fixes for AutoPlay...Repairing Registry Settings
How to Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows using the registry

CAUTION: Some suggestions involve making changes in the Windows registry. Always Create a New Restore Point and back up the registry before making any changes.
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Posted 29 April 2015 - 08:45 AM

 

 

Not working i neet help



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 01:09 PM

There are several suggestions in those links...shat exactly is not working?

Which steps did you try? Did you get any error messages?
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Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:46 AM

There are several suggestions in those links...shat exactly is not working?

Which steps did you try? Did you get any error messages?

 

The problem was resolved,
I used this guide:

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/426352/enabling-autorun-after-combofix/

 

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:37 PM

Those are a variation of a registry fix I was going to post as the next step.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf]
@=-
 
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf]
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveAutoRun"=-
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=-
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HonorAutorunSetting"=-
"NoDriveAutoRun"=-
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:00000091

I prefer to resolve this type of issue going from least intrusive to more complex steps.

Anyway, I'm glad those older older instructions worked but you have to be careful when searching for fixes and following someone else's instructions.
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