Worm Prevention - Disable Autorun

There are a number of worms which exploit the autorun feature of your removable media. This is normally caused by infecting your autorun.inf file.

A counter measure to this is to disable the auto run feature. has supplied the relevant registry key so that you can disable the auto feature. The registry key to re-enable this feature has also been included, but we recommend you leave this disabled.

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