Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Disabling AutoRun In Windows XP/Vista

It is important to be wary about plugging your removable storage drives and memory cards into unknown computers as they can easily be infected by worms and malware.

To avoid having your computer infected by a virus, you should disable Windows AutoRun feature on your computer, using up-to-date anti-malware software and making sure it is turned on and set to scan removable drives.

Here's how to do it in Windows XP/Vista.
  1. Click Start, then click Run
  2. Type regedit, click OK
  3. Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Services\Cdrom. Double click "Autorun" the value is set to 1 by default, change it to zero & click OK
  4. Restart

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