How to Disable Autoplay/Autorun

As we discussed in the last post in the series, the best way to prevent infection by a Virus is to Disable Autorun. So how do you disable Autorun? The easiest way to do this is using Group Policy Editor which is a Microsoft Management Console Object. To Turn Off AutoPlay/ AutoRun follow these steps :
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1. Goto START»RUN gpedit.msc

2. Browse to the folder Computer Configuration»Administrative Template»System.

 

goto Computer Configuration»Administrative Template»System


3. Scroll down and Open Turn Off Autoplay option.

4. Enable it and select All Drives

Select All Drives


This will be a system wide change. Instead if you need to turn Off Autorun just for your user account do the same in the folder –

User Configuration»Administrative Template»System

Please read the previous post in the series for some more useful tips on preventing Viruses.You might want to use the Address bar tip give at the end of last post in this series too.

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