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Windows 7: bluray autoplay behavior

05 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It doesn't seem like a security issue to me.
Popular software packages have tendencies to "take over" your OS, even the little things like autoplay when it comes to PowerDVD, ISO images when it comes to Nero, portable devices for iTunes, general playback with Real Player... It's nothing new, at least not to me. Having "too many" multimedia applications creates a mess with file associations if the particular software package isn't set up correctly and/or completely.

In your case, PowerDVD simply added a startup service that doesn't regularly show anywhere else but msconfig; it's the most powerful tool for integrating an app with the operating system and the way it behaves when it comes to user usage, and many software packages are doing it.

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05 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

I only think of the security issue is with the warnings about autoplay. I know with Bluray there's currently not much software that is installed on a bluray format, but if some files or software is burned to bluray disc than it's still in the realm of possiblity that autoplay could load some sort of malware that came with the disc. Albeit unlikely currently.
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06 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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