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Windows Thread, KB971029: Update to the AutoPlay functionality in Windows in Technical; Just found this potentially useful KB: KB971029 "This update disables AutoRun entries in AutoPlay, and displays only entries that are ...
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    KB971029: Update to the AutoPlay functionality in Windows

    Just found this potentially useful KB:

    KB971029

    "This update disables AutoRun entries in AutoPlay, and displays only entries that are populated from CD and DVD drives. Effectively, this prevents AutoPlay from working with USB media. "

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    Interesting article there, and very recent! I must admit I do find Autoplay on USB sticks annoying. It's probably still very useful for less confident users as it prompts them what they want to do.

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    After testing, I'll likely be pushing this out to a lot of servers next week (earlier this year someone managed to infect a few on several sites with some penstick malware that the current AV didn't have the sigs for).

    I suspect this (rather than *all* autoplay disabled via GPOs that everyone really ought to have set at least a couple of years ago) might be good for those Primary schools where teachers have single licences for a motley pile of run-from-CDs kicking around.

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    This is how it is by default in Windows 7, so it doesn't surprise me that they are backporting it. It's most likely in response to conflicker.

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    Can't be quite the same because there's a KB971029 update for Vista and 2K8.



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