How To: Disable Autorun

Disable Autorun

How to Disable Autorun

Hello, Hackers/Viewers,

Today's topic is going to be based on how to disable autorun for Removable Disks and Drives. Doing that is very easy, i you read the below!

Method 1

  1. Click Start, type Gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  3. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Autoplay Policies.
  4. In the Details pane, double-click Turn off Autoplay.
  5. Click Enabled, and then select All drives in the Turn off Autoplay box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  6. Restart the computer.

Method 2

  1. Click Start, type Gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. User Account Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  3. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Autoplay Policies.
  4. In the Details pane, double-click Default Behavior for AutoRun.
  5. Click Enabled, and then select Do not execute any autorun commands in the Default Autorun behavior box to disable Autorun on all drives.
  6. Restart the computer.

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5 Comments

just one question: why would this be useful? since for as far as i know, you can choose what you want to do with your external disk or drive before using autorun. windows normally prompts you if you want to view the files using file explorer, or run autorun. atleast, that is how it is with my Windows 8.1 box

-Phoenix750

I made this tutorial so that it can prevent viruses spreading from autorun files. Actually, I made this as a part of my another post, "How to make and study viruses". Even though, I am happy to clear the doubt.

-- nullf0x (smartnuke2427@gmail.com)

It can be done like you say, or you can do it when the prompt pops up you can click on the Autorun policies and disable this function, anyway good post, a lot of people take this very lightly

The autorun function is really only a problem with Windows XP and under. Everything above that only autoruns DVDs/CDs. If you don't have a DVD drive, this shouldn't be a problem.

Autorun will get you picked off by a USB. I remember the good ole days of autorun.ini files to make your day suck..

Also yeah new windows asks but if you fudge it up once, it will go autorun everything on you until you disable it.

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