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How to disable AutoPlay for external USB HDD in win7

post #1 of 11
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Hi guys,

Something that drives me craizy is that whenever I turn on my computer the AutoPlay menu for my external usb hdd is popping up and I could not figure how to disable this behaviour by now. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
post #2 of 11
Hit Windows key. Type "autoplay", first entry should be the one you want. Hit enter. Untick "Use Autoplay for all media and devices". It's one of the first things I do - I dislike autoplay a lot, and that recent virus that ran around via autoplay made me more negative about it. wink.gif
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Open start menu. In search box, type "Auto play" and press Enter.
In the Auto play settings windows, uncheck "Use Auto play", near the top of the window smile.gif
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post #5 of 11
Conflicker worm
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Even with this technique, my laptop got infected with autorun virus once! Later I found out how to disable autoplay but really. Best way is using program Autoplay disabler pro. It's easy and simple to use, and it really works, not just for hdd, but for all kind of removable drives.
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Originally Posted by jole;14980312 
Even with this technique, my laptop got infected with autorun virus once! Later I found out how to disable autoplay but really. Best way is using program Autoplay disabler pro. It's easy and simple to use, and it really works, not just for hdd, but for all kind of removable drives.

wth.gif

I'd never use an external program for something that is already in place in Windows.
Next thing we'll have a "My Computer opener" or "Taskbar mover"

If you got infected, it's due to impotent AntiVirus (or none installed)
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post #8 of 11
Yes, maybe you are wright. But neither NOD32 or AviraAntivir were not able to stop some autorun viruses. So I think it's better disable this options forever smile.gif
Edited by jole - 9/24/11 at 1:11pm
post #9 of 11
Make a folder Autorun.inf and make it read only on the root of the drive. Then make another file inside it Autorun.inf and make it read only as well. Voila its protected against Autorun
post #10 of 11
when you plug it in and you get the "auto play" screen. Hit the blue text at the bottom. The "view more options for auto play in control panel" one. then a menu will come up to turn off auto play for that drive.
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