Mar 10, 2009

There is concern recently about the Autorun feature using CD-ROM's on your computer.

What is Auto Run, Auto Play? When an Autorun-enabled CD-ROM is inserted into a CD-ROM drive, Windows automatically launches the program contained on the disk, whether you want it to or not.

Due to increasing threats from the Conficker-Downadup Worm and other malware, US-CERT strongly recommends that Autorun/Autoplay be disabled on all computers.


  1. Is the list missing?

    I'm not sure if my computer has autorun enabled or not. I don't think it does.


  2. Uh oh, no list. I don't think I have auto run enabled on my desktop, but I'd better check and have the kids check their lap tops too. Thanks for the info.

  3. Mine is enabled but the only discs I run in my CD-ROM are my Milton Bradley Games and I've run them for years. I'm probably gonna leave it alone unless I decide to get something else. I'm kind of boring huh? Play Scrabble and Rummy with a computer. Oh well. It's something to do.
    Hugs, Joyce

  4. Bucko:

    Thanks for the update and for stopping by my place the other day!

    I hope all is going well for you and your week will be good.

    In response to your entry about the economy and the depression I would like to share with you something somebody said. It was a few months ago on our local news channel, a man was speaking about another depression. The reporter asked him what he thought about it? He replied "The difference now compared to then, is people can still buy things."

    I think about that every time I feel the economic pitch, even though the handwriting is on the wall.

    I wish you and Beth a wonderful day today!


  5. Hi Ken,
    I, for one, would want to disable "autorun" for sure. That is, unless it can automatically reply to my e-mails for me!

  6. Ken,
    Thanks for the advice. Hope my computer hs that, With these times I can not afford any virus's Then again who can???
    Take Care

  7. Ken,
    Very useful info, thanks! Interesting facts on previous entries.

  8. Thanks for the heads up hon! I'll check both of my computers later tonight. (Hugs)Indigo

  9. Why don't they go ahead and just tattoo numbers on our foreheads. It's getting where I don't want to go anywhere because of the b/s. Yes I'm bytchin' lol. Thank you for your entries Ken. I read them though I may not always comment. Sometimes it takes me a bit to wrap my brain around 'em LOL. Hugs, Teresa


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