Disable Windows Autoplay feature to stop viruses from spreading

Normally the autoplay feature of Windows can help spread unwanted viruses from one drive (e.g. USB) to another system.

Here’s how to disable the autoplay feature:

  1. Go to the Start –> Run
  2. Type in gpedit.msc (group policy editor for windows)
  3. Go to the Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> System
  4. Find the “Turn off Autoplay”
  5. Double click it and click the “Enable”
  6. Select “All-drives” instead of “CD-ROM drives”
  7. Click okay and youre good to go.
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