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Windows 7: Scan Your Thumb Drive for Viruses from the AutoPlay Dialog

25 May 2010   #1
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Scan Your Thumb Drive for Viruses from the AutoPlay Dialog

Guys, its a nice trick for MSE users. Just follow the instructions given my MysticGeek from the How-To Geek blog. I tried and it works.

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Read more: Scan Your Thumb Drive for Viruses from the AutoPlay Dialog - How-To Geek




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25 May 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Good info Dinesh, Thanks.
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25 May 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Thanks Derek.
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25 May 2010   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, Dinesh! (The creator referenced by Mysticgeek, Ramesh Srinivasan, is a Microsoft MVP and well known for his contributions.)

To add, I hope everyone has Autoplay turned off:
  1. Open AutoPlay by clicking the Start button > Control Panel or, in the search box, type autoplay, and then click AutoPlay
  2. To turn AutoPlay off, clear the "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices"
  3. Click Save.
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25 May 2010   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
To add, I hope everyone has Autoplay turned off:
  1. Open AutoPlay by clicking the Start button > Control Panel or, in the search box, type autoplay, and then click AutoPlay
  2. To turn AutoPlay off, clear the "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices"
  3. Click Save.
I know its about added security but I love to have autoplay turned on so that I can avail of some default options when the media is plugged in.
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25 May 2010   #6
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Its one thing for CD/DVDs you have created but for people who do pass around USB sticks, they should at least consider using the "ask me every time" setting.
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25 May 2010   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Its one thing for CD/DVDs you have created but for people who do pass around USB sticks, they should at least consider using the "ask me every time" setting.
It happened with me once when I plugged in a HIGHLY infected usb drive.
Here's what happened.
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25 May 2010   #8
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You are very fortunate that those files were already in detection by your A/V. Sality is particularly nasty and you would have been better off formatting if it had been a new variant.
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