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Disable USB Autorun to Save PC from USB Viruses - Sathish - 04-10-2009

The best way to keep USB viruses from injecting themselves to your PC or laptop is to Disable the USB Autorun feature.
  1. Click the Start button, then Run and enter "gpedit.msc" without the quotes
  2. Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System
  3. Scroll down to "Turn off Autoplay" and double click on it
  4. Click on the "Enabled" radio button, then for "Turn off Autoplay on" select "All drives"
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This will now prevent any virus from auto executing itself through a USB drive.


RE: Disable USB Autorun to Save PC from USB Viruses - Tamilan - 04-10-2009

but that System is not found under Administrative Templates

Please refer my attached image


RE: Disable USB Autorun to Save PC from USB Viruses - Sathish - 04-10-2009

Have u installed any modified XP version or the untouched version of XP.

Check the below image, it is available under Administrative Templates.

In Windows XP

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In Windows Vista

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