disable autorun for USB drives

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by dileepchacko, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. dileepchacko

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 13, 2008
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    Dear all

    How to disable auto run feature of usb drives for windows XP, since virus makers are using advantage from that. Auto run of drives will lead the virus get activated without even opening the file in that drive. recently my system get effected by torojan horse, this virus use especially this feature for spreading in the system. any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. R!f@@

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 2, 2009
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    hi there, you can disable auto run feature from all drives using gpedit.msc command.
    I'll have to get my XP machine running to post sum jpegs, since registry is different in vista and xp.
    Wait for it.

    Rifaa
     
  3. dileepchacko

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 13, 2008
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    Thanks...Rifaa
     
  4. new_bro

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    Jan 30, 2009
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    here is the solution go to run type regedit press enter windows registry editor opens dig down the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\ in right panel right click and modify the value nodrivetypeautorun change it to ff from 91 then close the registry editor logoff or restart the pc autorun for all devices will be disabled.
     
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