Just because you install some piece of software doesn't mean you want it running all the time. Applications developers should think twice about helping themselves to starting up.
With new safeguards in place, Microsoft saw 1.3 million fewer infections over three months from autorun, which automatically executes commands when an external device is plugged in.
A worm has infected machines on the International Space Station. But a few simple precautions likely could have prevented it.
Windows 7 won't automatically launch programs using AutoRun when USB drives are inserted, the company says.
Backing up is now much easier with blank discs that have embedded autorun backup software.
Don't think of it as a "self-extracting archive." Think of it as autorun for cute baby pictures.