How to disable Autorun?

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012

An autorun.inf file is a text file that can be used by the AutoRun and AutoPlay components of Microsoft Windows Operating systems. This file is located in the root directory of a volume and the settings inside the autorun.inf could decide what actions should take when the drive is connected or opened. The simplest autorun.inf files have two settings: one specifying an icon and one specify which application to run.

Some types of malwares are using this feature to spread infection through CD-ROM or other removable drives.  Autorun.inf virus typically spreads via removable devices and it runs as soon as a device is plugged to a computer. The safest way to avoid this malware infection is to always scan all devices connected to the computer before it opens.

To avoid this infection get in your computer, you can simply disable the auto play feature using a free utility called Disable Autorun/Autoplay. This program can work with Windows XP/Vista/2003/2008 and Windows 7 (both x86 and x64 systems).

Here's what this program can do for you:

  • Disables AutoRun on drives of unknown type
  • Disables AutoRun on removable drives
  • Disables AutoRun on fixed drives
  • Disables AutoRun on network drives
  • Disables AutoRun on CD-ROM drives
  • Disables AutoRun on RAM disks
  • Disables AutoRun on all kinds of drives

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