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How to Disable Autorun For USB Drive (Pen drive) or Removable disk In Windows XP

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    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    How to disable autorun for USB drives or Pen drives? USB drives or Pen drives are the major carriers of computer viruses. If we use it only on our personal system there will be no problem. But when we use it on other systems of friends, clients and office systems there is every

    chance to be effected by viruses. If theAutorun for USB drives is not disabled on our system what happens is some viruses write a autorun.inf on the pendrives to trigger that virus when ever it is inserted in new computer. Autorun triggers the virus immedeately on our computer too if the autorun is not disabled.

    Want to disable autorun for USB drive or Pen drive on you windows XP? We need to modify the Local Computer Policy in order to disable the autorun on our computer running on Windows XP. Follow the steps below to disable autorun.

    1. Select Run option from Start Menu.

    2. Type gpedit.msc in the Input and press enter.

    Now you can see a window to edit Group Policy. If the file is not opened type MMCin the run input window and press enter. Open the file gpedit.msc from the folder c:\windows\system32\.



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    3. In the leftbar go to ComputerConfiguration and selectAdministrative Templates and then select System.

    4. Now in the right pane look for Turn off Autoplay and double click on that.

    5. Set the Enabled option and select All Drives and click OK.

    Close the window now and save the modifications if asked to save.

    Now the autorun is disabled for the USB drives and Removable disks on your Windows XP. You must undersatan that this procedure will disable autorun for all drives on your computer.

    Wakuu hii ni muhimu sana kuzuia Computer yako isishambuliwe na Virus wanaotoka kwenye USB flash Memory
     
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    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    How to Enable or Disable Autorun for Removable Media or USB Flash Disk in Windows 7?



    Most of the recent viruses, Trojans and malwares are spreading through autorun on your computer when an infected USB flash drive or CD is inserted. Yet autorun feature is necessary as it gives you quick access when any removable drive is inserted. So, it has both the good and bad side. Throughout this page, you will lean the way to enable or disable autorun feature in Windows 7. Remember, autorun feature is disabled by default in Windows 7.



    What is autorun feature?

    Autorun feature is a type of utility which enables Windows to pop-up the default options when a removable drives or USB flash drives or CD or DVD ROM is inserted on your computer.


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    Why autorun feature is mostly favorite to all?

    As it provides a quick access to default choices when a removable drives or USB flash drives or CD or DVD ROM is inserted on your computer, it is favorite to all.


    Why autorun feature is disabled in Windows 7?

    As most of the recent viruses, trojans and malwares like Conficker Worm are spreading through autorun, Windows 7 has disabled this feature by default.




    Steps to enable autorun feature on Windows 7

    Follow the following steps to enable autorun feature on Windows 7:

    Step 1. Click on Start menu on Windows 7 and click on Control Panel



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    Step 2: The Control Panel window will be opened. From the "Control Panel" windows, click on Hardware and Sound option.
    Note: Sometimes you will not see Hardware and Sound option. To see click on theView By drop-down menu and select Category option.



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    Step 3: The "Hardware and Sound" window will be opened. From that window click on Auto Play.



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    Step 4: From the AutoPlay window, you will find an option Use AutoPlay for all media and devices. Just click on it and the autorun feature will be enabled.
    At last, click on Save button to save your settings.



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    Steps to disable autorun feature on Windows 7

    To disable autorun feature on Windows 7 just follow the following steps:
    Disableing the autorun feature is just the reverse of enabling autorun feature. For disabling autorun featuer, follow steps 1 to steps 3. After that, uncheck the check box of Use AutoPlay for all media and devices. At last


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    By following the above steps, you can easily enable or disable autorun feature of your Windows 7 computer.


     
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