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Disable auto run of USB devices with K7 AutorunTweaker and protect your PC from autorun viruses

Spreading viruses through USB sticks (pen drives) are not a new thing. Because of the auto run feature of these devices, viruses can easily get into a computer by modifying the Autorun. Inf file (a required file for auto run).

The most recent example is Conficker virus which is widely propagating through USB drives and networks.

There are several software tools and manual method for disabling auto run feature of Windows. Here is a very tiny tool (15Kb) from K7Computing to enable/disable auto run of USB sticks, CD/DVDs, Network drives and Local drives.

Just download and run the portable tool K7AutorunTweaker and check the drives on which to disable Auto run. [via – Webtrickz]

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