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Disabling Autoplay of Audio CDs and USB Drives

Updated on June 13, 2011

Modern computers support USB drives like pen drives and CDs or DVDs. When you want to connect a pen drive through the USP port of your computer, you generally see that  an auto run window will be opened. Moreover, if you insert a CD or DVD onto your CD/DVD ROM/RAM, you will also see a auto run window. Most often, this option is very harmful for your PC or laptop for spreading virus or trojan. Most of the viruse or other harmful threats are spreading through pen drive. And if your computer has the option the autoplay enabled, you may also be affected these types of threats. So, better to disable auto play option and open the pen drives or CD/DVD by explore option. This page will tell you the ways to disable autoplay option of your computer. Just keep reading...

Step 01: Running '"gpedit.msc" command

  • Firstly, click on the Start menu of your computer.
  • Then clike on Run.
  • Type the command gpedit.msc and hit Enter key

After finishing all the above steps, you will notice a new window which is referred as Group Policy window will be appeared. The Group Policy window will look like the following figure.

Step 02: Exploring "Turn off Auto Play"

  • From the Group Policy window, click on Administrative Templates and it will expand.
  • Click on System under Administrative Templates and you will find some folders and file names will be appeared to the right side.
  • Now find Turn off Autoplay and double click on it.

Configuring "Turn of Autoplay Properties"

When you double click on Turn off Autoplay, a new window will be opened. Form that window, change the following settings:

  • From the Setting tab, set the radio button to Enabled.
  • Change the Turn off Autoplay on to All Drives.
  • At last, click on OK and finished the configuration.

By following the above steps, you can easily disable auto play option and can safe form the attack of virus or any other types of threats.

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      hema 7 years ago

      thanks.....i finished within a minutes.

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      excellent thing to do.. I just finished changing it on mine.