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autorun

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Developers, do you really need to autorun programs in Windows?

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.

By Jun. 1, 2012

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Microsoft declares a victory against autorun malware

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.

By Jun. 17, 2011

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Be safer than NASA: Disable autorun

A worm has infected machines on the International Space Station. But a few simple precautions likely could have prevented it.

By Aug. 27, 2008

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Tekzilla Daily: Win XP--stop Autorun nag screens

Tired of Autorun always asking you what you want to do with a new CD, flash drive, or USB storage device every time you plug it in? Then watch as Veronica covers two simple ways around that very problem.

May. 28, 2008

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Speed up your bootup time - Delete unwanted Autorun items

Step 5: Now that you've decided which files can be removed, we'll show you how to use the System Configuration Utility to trim the fat from the Registry Run keys and the Startup group.

May. 21, 2008

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Five Android apps that prolong your smartphone's battery life

This collection of apps will not only extend the life of your handset, but could also improve its overall performance.

By Apr. 29, 2013

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Android malware uses your PC's own mic to record you

Two apps discovered on Google Play by Kaspersky were set up to record their victims by tapping into the Windows microphone software.

By Feb. 4, 2013

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Microsoft plugs 34 holes; Adobe fixes Flash Player bug

Microsoft Patch Tuesday includes 16 bulletins, and Adobe Systems issues five bulletins.

By Jun. 14, 2011

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Microsoft tightens Windows 7 security for USB drives

Windows 7 won't automatically launch programs using AutoRun when USB drives are inserted, the company says.

By Apr. 28, 2009

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Explorer security flaw with BinHex (hqx) files

Explorer security flaw with BinHex (hqx) files

By Oct. 4, 2001