I read some old articles regarding the issue. I didn't found recent ones. most of them talk about windows 7 or earlier windows.

I'm using windows 10 1067 latest build. I have disabled AutoPlay from group policy.

What I'm not sure about is does this also disable AutoRun (autorun.ini)..? I'm afraid of USB drives having autorun viruses and was hoping to disable autorun.

I have avast antivirus installed but prevention is better than medicine so hoping for an answer.

If the group policy AutoPlay isn't enough what should I do? I am hoping for answer for both windows 7 & 10.


Autorun.inf is already disabled for several years in Windows (XP, Vista and later) to prevent malware spreed via USB flash drives.


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