Microsoft Disables AutoRun in Windows XP, Vista

February 16th, 2011

Windows LogoThe AutoRun feature in Windows is a significant security risk (as illustrated in this Chad’s News post), and Microsoft has finally decided to take action. With the latest Windows Update, there’s an optional update to disable AutoRun in Windows XP and Vista (it is already disabled in Windows 7). Some types of media, such as CDs and DVDs will still use AutoRun, but executable files on most removable media, e.g., USB drives, will no longer be run without the user’s knowledge.

(via Kim Komando)

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