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Turn Off Autoplay For Removable Media In Win7

Most malware applications spread because of the Autorun feature, which automatically executes a said file mentioned in the autorun.inf file located at the root of any removable device like USB. Also the Open folder to view files option can be easily used to run any unwanted file or executable and thus in this way there is a risk of your computer getting infected. Precaution is better than cure, its very simple to disable autorun.

First of all launch the Run dialogue box by pressing Win + R, then type Gpedit.msc and press Enter.

run gpedit msc

The Local Group Policy Editor will be launched.

local group policy editor in Windows 7

Local Group Policy Now navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components.

autoplay policies in Windows 7

Local Group Policy Editor Auto PlayLocate the Turn off Autoplay option, then right click it and choose the Edit option.

win7 turn off autoplay

On the next step, click the Enabled option.

enabled turn off autoplay

Click the Apply button to complete the configuration. Make sure to select All drives from the drop down menu of the Turn off Autoplay on option,to disable Autorun on all drives. Enjoy!

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