Monday, 24 December 2012

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Disable Autorun of CD/DVD or Usb for Safe and secure Computing

  • Monday, 24 December 2012
  • Taran Saini


  • When ever you plug a usb device or insert a cd/dvd disk,  Autorun Run utility runs and displays certain options like Open files to view, Play, Do nothing etc.  By Disable Cd Usb autorun in windows xp. Although this a good utility provided by windows xp operating system, It is sometimes very dangerous too. When A virus infected Usb drive or Cd is plugged into the system, the virus gets a chance to attack you system, by running automatically. So, for this safety purpose, we need to Disable this Autorun.

    Follow the below steps and ensure your systems safety. 

    1. Click Start –> Run and type GPEDIT.MSC – This opens Group Policy editor window.
    2. On the left side –> expand Computer Configuration–> Administrative Templates–> System.
    3. Locate the entry for Turn autoplay off on the right side.
    4. Double click it and select “Enabled”

    Now Your Autorun option will Disable After These Steps

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