Category: Tutorial
System: Windows XP

Many people feel so paranoid on viruses lately. It's because the virus makers found a way to make the virus runs without needed to wait until the victim runs the virus file. The most popular way is to make the virus runs itself automatically when a CD/DVD, USB flash disk (UFD), or HDD portable is attached to the computer. The virus makers using Windows XP's autorun feature to run the virus.

The best way to prevent this kind of spreading method is to disable autorun in your Windows XP. The easiest way to disable autorun in Windows XP is do it through Group Policy Editor. Follow the following steps to disable your autorun.

1. Click
and then click on

2. Type gpedit.msc on the appearing Run dialog window.

3. When Group Policy Editor is appeared, focus on the left side of the window and browse to
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System.

4. On the right side of the window, find an entry which is called Turn Off Autoplay.

5. Double click on the entry, change the setting to Enabled, and choose which drive you want this setting to be applied. Click on OK.

6. Restart or do logoff/logon on your system.

Written by: Suryanto Tjiu

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