How to disable the Windows Autorun malware threat

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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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