Posts Tagged ‘autorun.inf’

Bitdefender USB Immunizer – Protect Removable Drives from Autorun-Based Attacks

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I haven’t tried this myself, but it sure does sound useful. If I’d had this about five years ago, I could have saved myself from tossing a couple of infected flash drives …

Back in the days of the floppy drive, disks where the most common way of spreading viruses and malware. The Internet has taken over, and floppy drives are long gone. They have been replaced by removable drives and optical discs, which are also capable of spreading malware.

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Microsoft Windows Autorun Updates Restricts Functionality

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Here’s one more thing that the February 2011 Windows security patch fixes …

One of the updates of yesterday’s patch day slipped through my grasps, mainly because I’m running Windows 7 and the update was not for that operating system. Ghacks reader Ilev let me know about it in the comments of my patch day overview guide Microsoft Security Bulletin Overview February 2011. Autorun has been a problematic feature for some time in a security context as it provides the means to automatically run files on removable drives, network shares, optical discs and other media if an autorun.inf file is present.

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