Microsoft issues a patch that blocks autorun

Plagued with Trojans, such as Conficker that spreads using USB memories, Microsoft released a patch that prevents Autorun on USB memories.
When inserting a USB memory into the computer, Windows automatically searches the autorun.inf, and if anything to execute Windows happily does that. This means that your computer can be infected with a Trojan, by simply inserting a USB memory, external hard drive, or any volume that presents itself as mass storage into your computer.
Microsoft has now issued a patch that blocks this feature and only allows legitimate CD and DVD drives to support Autorun on your computer.
Please check out Microsoft’s webpage:
Update to the AutoPlay functionality in Windows
If this solves the USB memory types that installs themselves as CD/DVD drives is yet to be checked.


~ by petergullberg on August 27, 2009.

One Response to “Microsoft issues a patch that blocks autorun”

  1. Microsoft issues a patch that blocks autorun .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

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