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Autorun disable tool protects computers against USB-spreading malware

17 November 2010

Endpoint Protector has released a free autorun disable tool, designed to prevent malware infections spread through USB ports and other computer interfaces and which require the malicious software to start and run automatically once connected to the infected unit. AutoRun Disable is designed to stop worms such as Conficker/Stuxnet, which take advantage of unsecured USB ports and lack of portable device control to spread out and infect as many computers as possible.

The tool allows computer users to disable the possibly dangerous AutoRun feature of Windows (XP, Vista, 7). The major benefit is that it does not disable the feature for all devices, as the tool takes action selectively based on device types (USB and other removable devices, CD/DVD, internal or network drives) or specific drive letters. For example, a user can deny permission to the AutoRun function of USB portable devices and allow it for the CD/DVD drive.
“Conficker, Stuxnet, Downadup, no matter how you call the latest threats, the truth is they are all extremely easy to prevent," says Roman Foeckl, Endpoint Protector/CoSoSys CEO. "Device control and endpoint security solutions can prevent such threats from making a connection to a computer they target. AutoRun Disable by Endpoint Protector makes it even easier to protect individual computers and networks from such malware, as it is free, easy to install and use and effective. It successfully keeps malware threats away from the protected unit, while allowing needed drives to access the AutoRun feature and not impair the users habitual actions in any way." 

To download AutoRun Disable by Endpoint Protector, click here.

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