AutoPlay Windows 7 behavior backported

Back in April we talked about the Windows 7 improvements in AutoPlay that disables certain functionality which has been abused by malware (like Conficker). We also mentioned that these changes will be backported to down level platforms. On August 25th this functionality was made available for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows…

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AutoRun changes in Windows 7

As some of our readers are well aware, Conficker and other malware is taking advantage of the AutoRun functionality as a spreading mechanism. Furthermore, over the last couple of months, there has been a significant increase of this threat, as more malware is abusing this functionality. Further information about this specific threat has been highlighted…

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