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anujchopra

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hi guys,
this question might sound a bit stupid but when i googled, i couldn't find anything direct.
the question is
if i disable the plug and play service from the services, would that prevent viruses like autorun from sneaking into my computer?
hoping for an answer.
thanks.
 

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You cannot disable the Plug-and-Play service because many other services are depending on it, like the Windows Audio service.
 

anujchopra

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First of all thanks for replying :)
so you mean if i do stop that service, my audio would go down aswell?
isn't there any way by which i could stop the autoplay of usb drives? as my friend told me that even if i didnt open the pen drive, the viruses could still sneak through the autoplay in progress.
 

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sorry for bugging you but is it true that my computer may be affected by viruses that might use the autorun to enter?
 

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Run Tweak UI.

Go to My Computer > AutoPlay > Drives.

Uncheck the letter for your USB flash drive.
 

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sorry for bugging you but is it true that my computer may be affected by viruses that might use the autorun to enter?
Yes, it's true.

An antivirus will normally detect and stop it. However, it's safer to disable Autorun. I know I do.
 
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