Thursday, September 24, 2009

Microsoft has end the Windows AutoPlay

A new update for older versions of Windows should end up with the AutoPlay features, widely used by criminals to install malware.

According to the official statement of the company, the update, the versions for XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008, only affects USB devices. The feature remains active for CDs and DVDs

With the change, the User must insert the pen drive, open the folder and run the file manually. Although more laborious, the procedure should provide more security to the system.

Some USB devices programmed to act as CDs The change in the system should not affect them at this time, but Microsoft said it would soon have a solution to the problem.

In April, the company said the feature would be disabled in Windows 7. The decision was taken to prevent infection by malware, especially Confiker, known for using the AutoPlay to spread.