Thursday, February 21, 2008

Disabling autorun on windows

After realizing what a huge security hole Autorun really is, I looked around for a way to disable it and I found this article. In a nutshell, several values must be set in the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer REG_BINARY NoDriveAutoRun should be ffffffff REG_DWORD NoDriveTypeAutoRun should be ff If you don't want to fool around with regedit and you trust me enough, the registry file can be downloaded from here. You can download it to your desktop and double-click it to apply the settings to your registry

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