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Windows 7: Auto play settings no longer works

22 Jul 2012   #11
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Thanks mangoh.Section 4 was the fix by changing the registry key nodriveautorun from 255 to 145.
At first it did'nt work but,but i went into auto play settings and did a "reset all defaults" then restarted laptop and it's working the way it's supposed to.
Looks like i'm gonna get some sleep tonight,thanks again for the link your a gem.
Cheers Tommytinkroom.
Good glad it worked
Have you any idea what "Karlsnooks" means when he says "You have just increased the probability of infecting your computer. Not a wise decision."
It's the 6th post down.
Karlsnooks statement refers to setting "autorun/autoplay" on removable media which may be infected with malware or a virus. When autorun is selected and media is placed in the device any malicious code that may be present will be executed without user input, thus creating a potential infection.

See the following link for additional information;

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disable-autorun-autoplay-in-windows-7/

HTH


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22 Jul 2012   #12
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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Good glad it worked
Have you any idea what "Karlsnooks" means when he says "You have just increased the probability of infecting your computer. Not a wise decision."
It's the 6th post down.
Karlsnooks statement refers to setting "autorun/autoplay" on removable media which may be infected with malware or a virus. When autorun is selected and media is placed in the device any malicious code that may be present will be executed without user input, thus creating a potential infection.

See the following link for additional information;

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disable-autorun-autoplay-in-windows-7/

HTH
oh thanks for this but surely if you OWN the USB/external hard drive and you don't download anything dodgeyt it should be fine?
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22 Jul 2012   #13
tommytinkroom

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post

Good glad it worked
Have you any idea what "Karlsnooks" means when he says "You have just increased the probability of infecting your computer. Not a wise decision."
It's the 6th post down.
Karlsnooks statement refers to setting "autorun/autoplay" on removable media which may be infected with malware or a virus. When autorun is selected and media is placed in the device any malicious code that may be present will be executed without user input, thus creating a potential infection.

See the following link for additional information;

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disable-autorun-autoplay-in-windows-7/

HTH
Hi,
Thanks for the info,but after checking your link i discovered that Gpedit.msc does'nt exist in my os Windows 7 home premium 64bit.
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22 Jul 2012   #14
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommytinkroom View Post

Have you any idea what "Karlsnooks" means when he says "You have just increased the probability of infecting your computer. Not a wise decision."
It's the 6th post down.
Karlsnooks statement refers to setting "autorun/autoplay" on removable media which may be infected with malware or a virus. When autorun is selected and media is placed in the device any malicious code that may be present will be executed without user input, thus creating a potential infection.

See the following link for additional information;

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disable-autorun-autoplay-in-windows-7/

HTH
Hi,
Thanks for the info,but after checking your link i discovered that Gpedit.msc does'nt exist in my os Windows 7 home premium 64bit.
The information regarding Karlsnooks statement was in the first paragraph;

" Most malware applications spread because of the Autorun feature, which automatically executes a file mentioned in the autorun.inf file located at the root of any removable device like USB. Also, the Open folder to view files option can be easily used to run any unwanted file or executable, and thus in this way there is a risk of your computer getting infected.If an Autorun script includes some malicious code to gain administrative privileges of the system, it may not only damage the OS, but also delete your personal files and folders. It is recommended to disable auttorun behavior for USB drives/ external hard disks to prevent system from such harmful attacks."

I didn't mean to imply that the entire link was relative to you.

HTH
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