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Windows 7: Need to turn of auto play

19 Nov 2009   #1
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 
Need to turn of auto play

hi all

I am a little unsure where to place this as a topic, thats why it is in the general section.

I am trying to change my group policy setting so that auto run doesn't work. I have to get some data of an external hard drive that is infected.

as i am running Home premium I can't access it. Will this regedit work for windows 7

One quick trick prevents AutoRun attacks

cheers


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19 Nov 2009   #2
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Why don't you just change it in control panel autorun
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19 Nov 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'm not sure if this is exactly the same as you are referring to but open start and type: Auto

Press enter and uncheck the top left box and press the Save button. Should turn off autoplay.
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19 Nov 2009   #4
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Yep, same place and time Batman.

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19 Nov 2009   #5
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

I have done that. I can't risk it starting up at all.

would the reg edit work
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19 Nov 2009   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vicvic View Post
I have done that. I can't risk it starting up at all.

would the reg edit work
If you have already done it then you shouldn't have to worry, anything else you try to do may actually cause damage to your computer without needing the virus/infections help!

Just my 2 cents though. :|
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19 Nov 2009   #7
larysee

xp
 
 

In microsoft article to turn off autopaly:
How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows
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19 Nov 2009   #8
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

This one will do.

How to use Group Policy settings to disable all Autorun features in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

Use either of the following methods:

Method 1
  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image


    , type Gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

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    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Autoplay Policies.
  3. In the Details pane, double-click Turn off Autoplay.
  4. Click Enabled, and then select All drives in the Turn off Autoplay box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  5. Restart the computer.
Method 2
  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image


    , type Gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image


    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Autoplay Policies.
  3. In the Details pane, double-click Default Behavior for AutoRun.
  4. Click Enabled, and then select Do not execute any autorun commands in the Default Autorun behavior box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  5. Restart the computer.
But what your actually doing via the control panel, is the same as group policy or reg tweak.

Just a lot more trouble for nothing.
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19 Nov 2009   #9
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok I ticked the box at the top of the autorun screen. It seem to have done the trick. I placed a music cd in the drive and it didn't start. i haven't done the reg edit

Can't do the search for gpedit as it doesn't work in home premium i don't have that access

it is a nasty infection (i am getting help on it). hopefully this will work. I have an infected xp vista - seven is now clean - trying to reinstall xp and it is now bsod in the middle of the installation. vista is so infected the computer hasn't been used in months that one can wait and will be the hard as the keyboard doesn't work. The worse thing is no virus scans will find it and it travels through usbs and will burn on to a blank cd when it is inserted in the drive.

Thanks guys for your help.

over it for the day- there is free beer at my local i think i will go drown my sorrows

have a good day

vic
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19 Nov 2009   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vicvic View Post
Ok I ticked the box at the top of the autorun screen. It seem to have done the trick. I placed a music cd in the drive and it didn't start. i haven't done the reg edit

Can't do the search for gpedit as it doesn't work in home premium i don't have that access

it is a nasty infection (i am getting help on it). hopefully this will work. I have an infected xp vista - seven is now clean - trying to reinstall xp and it is now bsod in the middle of the installation. vista is so infected the computer hasn't been used in months that one can wait and will be the hard as the keyboard doesn't work. The worse thing is no virus scans will find it and it travels through usbs and will burn on to a blank cd when it is inserted in the drive.

Thanks guys for your help.

over it for the day- there is free beer at my local i think i will go drown my sorrows

have a good day

vic
Sounds like a nasty one! Good to here unticking the box worked.
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