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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by anujchopra, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. anujchopra

    anujchopra Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. Phantom010

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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.
     
  3. anujchopra

    anujchopra Thread Starter

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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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    anujchopra Thread Starter

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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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    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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