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US Army bans USB devices to contain worm

John Williams

TeakUI Anyone?

So far, nobody's mentioned TweakUI, which makes it easy to turn off autorun on selected drive types or letters. One caveat is that if you deselect removable drive types it will still do autorun on external USB drives, which is a PITA if the drive contains many JPG files. The best solution is to deselect autorun on all drive letters which may mount USB drives.

Check out:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx

I had to fix a laptop infected w/a USB drive worm and it can be a nasty problem.

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