Sunday, March 24, 2013

Disable Autorun.inf virus to be triggered by Windows OS

Wants to disable Autorun.inf from being triggered by Windows OS because it is commonly used by malwares

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.


A Registry modification ::

Step 1.
Start Notepad or another text editor.

Step 2. Copy the following text from this page and paste it into your text editor (everything between the square brackets should be all on one line):

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf]

Step 3.
Save the file with a name like NoAutoRun.reg, taking care to include the .reg extension.

Step 4. Right-click your .reg file and choose Merge. Confirm any warning prompts to add the information to the Registry.