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  • Microsoft Kills "Autorun"

    I found this Fudzilla article interesting as it claims that MS will be disabling the autorun feature in XP, Vista, and Windows 7 "soon" (only read-only disks and such are exempt).
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    Re: Microsoft Kills "Autorun"

    I'm all for that. I always felt that autorun was more of an intrusion and not all that safe to begin with. As long as they stick to not adjusting non-writable data sources (so mom and stick a program/movie in and it just *works* for her) I'm fine with the change.

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      Re: Microsoft Kills "Autorun"

      <- already disabled
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        Re: Microsoft Kills &quot;Autorun&quot;

        Originally posted by Reaperassault View Post
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        Ditto.

        Its the first thing I do on any computer I use. Beyond the security risk, I always found it highly annoying.

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          Re: Microsoft Kills &quot;Autorun&quot;

          Originally posted by draeh View Post
          Ditto.

          Its the first thing I do on any computer I use. Beyond the security risk, I always found it highly annoying.
          Same here. In fact, I don't even remember the last time I was on a computer and noticed it.
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            Re: Microsoft Kills &quot;Autorun&quot;

            There are issues with autorun:

            http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...ry/967940.mspx

            The US-Cert advisory says that the methods people use to disable autorun may not necessarily work:

            http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-020A.html

            The proper way to do it is listed on this page
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              Re: Microsoft Kills &quot;Autorun&quot;

              Well I haven't used autorun in years (last time was probably 98SE), but I found it interesting that MS is actually disabling now.

              I wonder if the pop-up window that asks you want you want to do when I insert a disk or USB drive will be retained...
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