How To Disable AutoPlay/AutoRun in Windows 7

When you insert a disk or plug in a USB stick on your computer, Windows 7 will detect it and runs it automatically. AutoPlay is a great Windows 7 feature, but it can also put your computer at risk.
USB devices can sometimes be infected with a virus that can harm your computer and the files in it. With AutoPlay enabled, you won’t have the the ability to scan the USB for viruses because Windows 7 automatically runs it.
In Windows 7, it is very easy to disable this feature. With AutoPlay disabled in Windows 7, you can scan disks and USB to prevent unwanted viruses from taking over your system.
Follow these steps:
  • Access the “Control Panel” on the Start Menu
  • Click “AutoPlay”
How To Disable Autoplay on USB and CD / DVD in Windows 7
  • Disable the “Use Autoplay for all media and devices” by unchecking the check box.
How To Disable Autoplay on USB and CD / DVD in Windows 7
  • Restart your computer.
By disabling the AutoPlay feature in Windows 7, you will have the option to scan USB flash drives and other storage devices for virus before your computer runs it. By applying this procedure to your computer, you will greatly reduce the possibility of accidentally infecting your computer with unwanted viruses.
How To Disable AutoPlay/AutoRun in Windows 7 How To Disable AutoPlay/AutoRun in Windows 7 Reviewed by Echo on 10:09:00 AM Rating: 5

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