As we all know how computer world has been threaten by many kinds of malicious attacks by virus, malware, spyware, rootkits and identity theft. As we browse the Internet, our computer is being vulnerable to all kinds of attack. But did you know that the most effective way for a virus, malware, spyware, rootkits and identity theft to enter to your computer is with the help of the USB flash drive. Sample scene: You have a new USB flash drive and manage to copy a file in other computer that you didn’t know that it is infected by either any of these virus, malware, spyware, rootkits and identity theft. Without noticing, it will enter or make a copy of it self into the USB flash drive and When connected to a PC, the infection is transmitted via removable drives such as cookies (examples:AdobeR.exe, RavMon.exe, Host.exe, Svchost.exe, ise32.exe, Copy.exe, MS32DLL.dll.vbs).
Well there are many ways to prevent that like having a latest antivirus program or having a security program for USB. But the most effective why to prevent transferable virus, malware, spyware, rootkits and identity theft is to disable USB flash drive’s autorun.
Well, I will teach you how to ensure your computer safety from transferable malicious programs. I will teach you how to disable autorun by default under window to prevent computer infections through USB flash drive. I see a lots of internet cafe doing this. Ok lets start follow these steps.
First, Click “Start” and open “Notepad”. Then we will create a .reg file, In the opened Notepad copy paste the code below and name it as “autorun_disable.reg”
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|Paste the code in notepad and save it as autorun_disable to disable USB flash drive autorun|
After that Double-click the file to run. You will receive a message asking if you want to add data in the registry.
|Double click the create reg file and click yes to disable USB flash drive autorun|
Click Yes to allow the change. Then Restart the system for the changes to take effect.