Microsoft ends AutoRun on USB devices

As from 9th February, Microsoft has released an update for Windows XP and other OS older than Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, KB971029, which has been classified as ‘important’, to disable the autorun feature when a USB device is connected to a computer, however, this patch does not disable the autorun feature when CD/DVDs are inserted in drives.

Microsoft has finally taken this step to fight against the on-growing malware threats present, whereby these malicious tools used the autorun feature to execute their own  codes.

However, if a user still wants to use the autorun feature after installing the updates, a “fix-it” is still available to do so, possibly this tool: Autoplay repair wizard, since it was not mentioned clearly which tool will deal with the fixing.


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