Windows 10: Autorun & Autoplay

Discus and support Autorun & Autoplay in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Sometimes, when I connect USB peripherals to my computer keyboards and mice, a utility management software installer for that peripheral is launched.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by User_45532, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Autorun & Autoplay


    Sometimes, when I connect USB peripherals to my computer keyboards and mice, a utility management software installer for that peripheral is launched.

    For example razer peripherals sometimes launch synapse installer.


    Two questions:

    1Does windows download these utilities and execute them from network, or are they pre-packaged within windows, or is the code executed by some autorun stored in some memory of the peripheral?


    2Depening on the previous answer, how would someone prevent such behaviour? I am relatively familiar with the registry and commandline, no worries if I break my system either, I can always format it.


    Autoplay/autorun was my best bet for the source of this problem, and I tried multiple methods to disable it settings/ gpedit / registry, none seem to work, but I am not sure I set the right options correctly. Since then I have reverted all changes to the defaults.

    :)
     
    User_45532, Jul 20, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 Autorun?

    Hello,

    As you are asking whether the security of disabling Autorun/Autoplay option from system settings is the same as disabling from the registry and will take affect in the same way. There is no need to worry about virus threats which usually attack from autorun/autoplay.
    If you want to disable autorun/autoplay from registry, follow the steps provided below:

    • Type regedit in the search box and press Enter.
    • Navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    • In the right pane of the window create a new DWORD value "NoDriveTypeAutorun".
    • Set the value based on the following requirements:
      • FF – To disable AutoRun on all drives
      • 20 – To disable AutoRun on CD-ROM drives
      • 4 – To disable AutoRun on removable drives
      • 8 – To disable AutoRun on fixed drives
      • 10 – To disable AutoRun on network drives
      • 40 – To disable AutoRun on RAM disks
      • 1 – To disable AutoRun on unknown drives
    • If you want to disable AutoRun on a certain combination of drives, you’ll have to combine their values. For example, if you want to disable AutoRun on CD-ROM and removable drives, set the value of DWORD to 28.
    • If you want to return AutoRun functionality, just delete the NoDriveTypeAutorun DWORD value.

    Note: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore,
    make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following
    article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jul 20, 2020
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Disabling Autoplay/Autorun

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable...toplay-windows

    If as suggested here, the end result is exactly the same registry change, there is no difference.

    You can test that for yourself using a free utility called regshot. This takes a snapshot of the registry; you then make the change; take a second snapshot, then compare them.

    All changes made between the two are listed.
     
    dalchina, Jul 20, 2020
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  4. MilkyWay Win User

    Autorun & Autoplay

    Just when you think MS is getting a little Smarter/Microsoft kills off autorun

    AutoRun you set a program to run sutomticaly depending on the media type or file type

    so you say vlc to automatically play any mpeg videos


    autoplay is that the box that brings up a list of commands like view and a list of programs to run it on?
     
    MilkyWay, Jul 20, 2020
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