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Windows 7: preventing autorun from executing?

12 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
preventing autorun from executing?

I'm trying to prevent a possibly infected external hard drive from running its autorun file on my system. The drive has not been connected to my computer yet.

I downloaded 'Panda USB Vaccine' to prevent this on initial connection; but I'm still not sure if I can safely "double-click", transfer, or peek around inside the drive, without accidentally activating autorun in the process? That could totally defeat the purpose of the Panda program.

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12 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Curious Mew,

You can use the tutorial below to completely block autorun.inf files before connecting it.

Autorun.inf Files - Completely Block

Just be sure to scan the HDD before opening it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Curious Mew,

You can use the tutorial below to completely block autorun.inf files before connecting it.

Autorun.inf Files - Completely Block

Just be sure to scan the HDD before opening it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Brink, I posted this thread through Tapatalk, and for some reason Tapatalk never sent me any notifications of your reply, so I didn't think anyone responded. I'm sorry I couldn't reply faster, I really do appreciate your comment.

While Tapatalk was keeping quiet.. I did manage to find help elsewhere, and I actually used the Microsoft Fixit 50471 tool found here. I combined this with Autorun Eater as a backup method, which also disables Autoplay. Hopefully this will help somebody else with the same problem, it worked like a charm.
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19 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. I'm happy hear that you got it sorted.
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