Monday, August 6, 2012

Disabling AutoRun in Windows OS

Yoshi.. First of all, I hope you guys already understand what is AutoRun.. If you haven't, you can read about it Here

As you can see, the AutoRun feature allow the media and devices to automatically launch program when being attached to your computer.. The downside is, it can also automatically run dangerous program like malware and virus.. That's why in this section I'll explain about how to turn off this feature..

  1. Open your Registry Editor..
    Run (windows + R) and type Regedit, and then OK

  2. Locate the following entry in the Registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer \ NoDriveTypeAutorun

  3. Double click the NoDriveTypeAutorun or right click and then Modify..

  4. In the Value Data box, type 0xFF (Hexadecimal) or 255 (Decimal)
    This will disable AutoRun functionality on All Types of Drives. To selectively disable specific drives, see the value below..

        Value (Hex)      Value (Dec)
        0x1 or 0x80          1 or 128
    Disables AutoRun on drives of unknown type
             0x4                       4
    Disables AutoRun on removable drives
             0x8                       8
    Disables AutoRun on fixed drives
             0x10                    16
    Disables AutoRun on network drives
             0x20                    32
    Disables AutoRun on CD-ROM drives
             0x40                    64
    Disables AutoRun on RAM disks
             0xFF                   255
    Disables AutoRun on all kinds of drives

  5. If you want to disable AutoRun for multiple drives, you must add the corresponding value of those drives..
    e.g: To disable AutoRun for removable drives and network drives, then you need to set a value of 0x4 + 0x10 = 0x14 in Hexadecimal , or 4 + 16 = 20 in Decimal
Done.. Now you've successfully turned off the AutoRun feature.. Hope this tips can help you :)

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