Tag: Autorun

Protecting the Autorun.inf file from malware

An article was posted last year on milw0rm.com by Robin Bailey mentioning how to prevent the spread of USB malware by protecting the autorun.inf file. In one of my previous posts I mentioned how plugging in an infected USB key infects the host machine and I advised how to protect machines from automatically loading programs…


Ways to AutoRun in Windows

Windows operating system has a number of ways on how to automatically run programs with a little user intervention. The “Conficker” worm uses a number of techniques for propagation, one such technique is the use of removable storage devices such as usb keys. Conficker was not the first to use this technique as the “Sality”…