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Windows 7: Why AutoRun no Longer Works for Some USB Devices

27 Apr 2010   #1
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
Why AutoRun no Longer Works for Some USB Devices

Quote:
AutoRun is the mechanism that proposes a default action when you insert an optical disc in the drive. For example, the contents of a file called AutoRun on the inserted CD is responsible for suggesting the action Run index.html.

Because of the rising incidence of malware that uses AutoRun to induce unwary users into running Trojan horses, the designers of Windows 7 decided to disable AutoRun capability on USB devices other than removable optical media.
Complete article: Understand why AutoRun no Longer Works for Some USB Devices

I was very happy this change was made.


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27 Apr 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Quote:
AutoRun is the mechanism that proposes a default action when you insert an optical disc in the drive. For example, the contents of a file called AutoRun on the inserted CD is responsible for suggesting the action Run index.html.

Because of the rising incidence of malware that uses AutoRun to induce unwary users into running Trojan horses, the designers of Windows 7 decided to disable AutoRun capability on USB devices other than removable optical media.
Complete article: Understand why AutoRun no Longer Works for Some USB Devices

I was very happy this change was made.
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