Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Turn off the autorun of removable drive

Flash Drive, USB Drive, External Hard drive an Memory Card are an easy target for computer viruses entry into the computer system in the PC / notebook of us.

The present computer viruses can infect our system just when you plug the external devices. All could be happen because in the Windows Operating System, there is a technology call Autorun, which make possible to computer or system to run all the applications inside the external disk, automatically.

The preventive ways are: you installing the anti virus application and the security application on your PC or Notebook, and always do update the newest updated files as often as you can, and do the virus checking every time you plug the external devices. And also, play safely with your external devices, by not plug into any other unknown computers. But, like I mention above, that virus can infect our system just when you plug you external device, not even you have a chance to scan the device. How to solve that?

You can do turn off the autorun system by doing modification of your computer policy. Here's the step:
  1. On Start Menu, chooce Run and type gpedit.msc
  2. There are 2 sides (left and right) panels.
  3. On Left panel, pointing to tree view menu of Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Template, System
  4. Then, on the right panel, find and right click Turn Off Autoplay and click Properties menu
  5. You can set to enable or disable the the Autorun, and even you can select for selected device to turn off.
  6. Click OK to finish.
  7. Restart your computer

This tips can be done for starting Windows 2000 until Windows 7 version.

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