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Microsoft changes AutoRun

Microsoft changes AutoRun

Microsoft is planning to update its Windows platforms so that their AutoRun features — one of the preferred vecors for spreading the infectious Conficker worm — does not support USB sticks, the company announced Tuesday. In the next version of the operating system, Windows 7, AutoRun — a technology that automatically runs programs when media is plugged into a PC — only will work for CDs and DVDs. Engineers plan to extend this change to Vista and XP platforms. X DK


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