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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc2000 View Post
    No, you need to read through the entire thread at your link, or use one of the tools mentioned at the beginning of this thread, or at the link below, or use the Group Policy Editor (if available on your version of Windows) to prevent programs from running automatically from removable media.

    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/stop-win...-in-autoruninf
    Ok,, understand, i looked at that page, thanks, is there one of those tools that does the job easier or better on win 7 HP?

    tks

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    I have not used any of them, so I cannot comment on ease of use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc2000 View Post
    I have not used any of them, so I cannot comment on ease of use.
    So you don't have auto run disabled either?

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    I never insert a USB drive or CD/DVD that might have questionable material on it into one of my systems. An CDs or DVDs are installation media from a reputable company, or are ones I have created. The USB flash drives are ones that have never been outside of my control. The Microsoft updates, if your system is up to date, have disabled this function.

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    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971029

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...ty/967940.aspx

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    So there isn't any need to disable this if the drives one buys, and uses him or herself and no one else has access to these or are not used on some one else s system, why would someone want to run questionable material? My devices are in my possession, and no one else runs any plug ins on my systems... Seems like an over worked topic if thats the case?

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    Not at all. If you frequently receive files on drives from customers or friends and relatives that may not use the same security practices you do, you might want to think about using extra precautions, or maybe setting up their drives so you won't get any malware from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc2000 View Post
    Not at all. If you frequently receive files on drives from customers or friends and relatives that may not use the same security practices you do, you might want to think about using extra precautions, or maybe setting up their drives so you won't get any malware from them.
    Like i said "NO I DO NOT DO THAT"

    If you haven't run one of these what other one did you use? To disable?

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    Like i said "NO I DO NOT DO THAT"
    I know, I read your post. However, you also asked:

    So there isn't any need to disable this if the drives one buys, and uses him or herself and no one else has access to these or are not used on some one else s system, why would someone want to run questionable material?
    My answer addressed that situation. If you never receive files from anyone else, you don't need to worry about it.

    Regarding your last question:

    If you haven't run one of these what other one did you use? To disable?
    Re-read my post #34 in this thread. My system is up-to-date. As for what you should do, that is up to you to decide after evaluating your needs and situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc2000 View Post
    I know, I read your post. However, you also asked:



    My answer addressed that situation. If you never receive files from anyone else, you don't need to worry about it.

    Regarding your last question:



    Re-read my post #34 in this thread."Why would i want to do that?" My system is up-to-date."AND SO IS MINE" As for what you should do, that is up to you to decide after evaluating your needs and situation.

    If one isn't doing it why comment on it?
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    You asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc2000 View Post
    You asked.
    Hmmmm

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    At some point in since my post in Oct 2015, Panda released an update to their USB Vaccine. The current version is 1.0.1.16.

    You can download it from Panda from this page, http://www.pandasecurity.com/usa/hom...ds/usbvaccine/ but it requires signing up for registration and you must furnish your name, email, phone number, etc. They then email you a download link. Not an optimal experience!

    My preference for download is from Bleeping Computer at this page. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/down...a-usb-vaccine/ The download is direct and the file is the same as from Panda.
    The MD5 of the usbvaccine.exe file is 91b10b2ba32d6fd9b70650fac2bd37ed
    The SHA1 is 9d80b667e50565a1ff47365489454ef1245c5726

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    Thanks

    Maybe in the first one this would b the way if one were to "Disposable Email Address Services"

    agree on the other
    Last edited by egdufwollamhsram1851; February 4th, 2016 at 03:09 PM.

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    ok i have it

    thank you Han
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    You're welcome!

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