Well it is Sunday morning again and fresh snow is on the ground. Ho hum more snow, when will it stop? How about taking some time this morning to learn how to disable autoplay on windows? Have I got your attention yet? Remember way back when, when the whole world was using floppy disks to share information? Remember how many viruses were spread by sharing the disks? In today’s computing world everyone is still sharing files, the difference is we are all using USB flash drives to share the information.
When you insert a USB flash drive or a CD/DVD into your system a feature called autoplay will launch and ask you what you would like to do next as illustrated in the diagram below.
In order to disable autoplay on windows do the following:
XP Professional Users:
Windows XP Home Edition Users:
Ok, now that we have successfully disabled autoplay on windows we still need to learn how to disable autorun on windows. Why should I disable autorun on windows? Autorun can launch viruses and malware from USB flash drives and CD/DVD’s even if autoplay is disabled. Go here to learn how to disable autorun on windows.
Happy Computing! Peace.