How to disable autorun

Disable Autoplay (autorun.inf):

This will prevent an autorun.inf installed by a virus on your flash drive, from running — so it can't pass on that virus to your computer.

  1. Start -> Run
    Type in gpedit.msc
    This will show you the Group Policy Editor.
  2. Goto 'Computer Configuration' -> 'Administrative Templates' -> 'System' and double-click 'Turn Off Autoplay'
  3. When the properties for the policy pops up, check 'Enable', then select 'All Drives' and hit OK.

Note that this will also stop cds from automatically playing when you insert them. This is a good thing!

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