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Windows 7: Report: AutoRun malware infections continue topping the charts


19 Jan 2013   #1
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Report: AutoRun malware infections continue topping the charts

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Despite Microsoft's response to the rise of AutoRun malware infections in February, 2011, according to ESET's recently released telemetry data for 2012, the infection vector tops their chart for a second year in a row.

What seems to be the problem?

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Report: AutoRun malware infections continue topping the charts | ZDNet

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20 Jan 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Don't know Shawn but I am bit confused as to what that is all about? Does that mean the Auoturn test feature by Mark Rossavitch from Microsoft?
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20 Jan 2013   #3

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20 Jan 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Thanks Golden I had heard and seen re that autoplay but just didn't associate it with this autorun feature
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20 Jan 2013   #5

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To me auto run or auto play doesn't allow one to scan something first before running it. If someone gives you a flash drive with pictures or music ect. you should scan it first but with auto run/play it just starts before you can scan it.
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