How to disable the Windows Autorun malware threat


Julian's security vendor friends at Bitdefender have reported that 12 percent of global Microsoft Windows infections in the first quarter of 2012 were Autorun-based threats. This doesn’t come as a surprise as most Windows users don’t understand the security implications of using the Windows Autorun feature. Most users also don’t know how to disable it, so I will show you two simple ways. What is Autorun? It is a plain text-based configuration file (Autorun.inf) that enables designated files to automatically run when an Autorun-enabled drive (i.e. USB, flash drive) is inserted into the PC. Therefore it’s very easy for malware writers to obfuscate their malicious code. Read more....

May 11, 2012
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