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KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

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Old 25-02-2009
Jim Madsen
 
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KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

I'm dense. I read Microsoft's explanation and don't understand it.
What is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

(Hey -- at least I asked).

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Old 25-02-2009
JS
 
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After you read KB967715 then you are confused.
Also part of this article includes this gem:
"Autorun is also known as AutoPlay"

I think they should rename it to BK517769 ;-)
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Old 25-02-2009
Ottmar Freudenberger
 
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715 ?

See JS and PA Bear. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962007 may be an
example why it may be a good idea to disable AutoRun.
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Old 25-02-2009
Jim Madsen
 
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Autorun is when you shove the CD in the CD Drive and it starts by
itself. Got it. So why didn't the MS article say that.

I think when I saw BK517769, I saw the light,

You are actually not disabling it. You are fixing it so if you decide
to disable it it will actually disable like it should.
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Old 25-02-2009
John
 
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Apparently so. What I know for sure is my reghack to disable USB flash drive
autorun does not make any difference.

It appears to me that MS finally fixes the autorun/autoplay problem to
combat the spread of Conficker thru external USB devices or CD
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962007).

One mo' time: Installing KB967715 only creates an empty Registry key.
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Old 26-02-2009
John
 
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

I know this KB doesn't disable autorun. What I was saying is I did a reghack
to disable autoplay on some external devices but the settings were ignored.
Autoplay still kicks in.

My next move is set All Devices autoplay/autorun to disable thru GPO.
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Old 26-02-2009
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

I have installed this thing about 10 times since yesterday, since it doesn't seem to retain each prior installation after I shut down or restart my PC. Does anyone know what is going on here? This is a pain in the ***!!! Is there something else that I should be doing to preserve the installation of this KB so I don't have to keep reinstalling it each time at startup???
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Old 26-02-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

If you're certain that KB967715 installed:

1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Open the Download folder and delete its contents
Close the window.

3. Go to Windows Update website | Select CUSTOM and allow the scan to
complete | Uncheck/deselect KB967715 and hide it ("Don't show me this update
again").

4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
(Starting the service will take a moment)
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Old 27-02-2009
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

Which security software is monitoring registry changes ?
[ex: Spybot's 'Immunize' feature]

That's what *may* be preventing it from installing properly.
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Old 11-04-2009
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

I have the same problem as RustyCP.
My "Update for Windows XP (KB967715)" keeps showing up everyday, even after I've installed the update, shut down and restarted.
Thanks to PA Bear, I see how I can remove it from the download folder.
But before I do that, I want to be certain that KB967715 is installed. How can I check that?
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Old 06-08-2009
Nina
 
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RE: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

I signed up for Automatic Updates for Windows XP some years ago. However
since 8th April 2009 the site has automatically downloaded KB967715 no fewer
than 138 times, although I can't find it on my PC. What's going on? Every
time I go onto the update site it offers me this darned update again and I
don't know how to say I don't want it a 139th time.
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Old 07-08-2009
MowGreen
 
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

It's safe to assume that the update is not installing because of
interference by *3rd party software*.
See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715

Try the steps listed under " Known issues with this security update

* Update 967715 is reoffered multiple times "
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Old 10-10-2010
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

i have avg pc tune-up and it is saying my autorun is enabled and could cause my pc to become infected with a viruse. is this true and should i disable it.
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Old 12-10-2010
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Re: KB967715 -- what is Autorun and why do I want to disable it?

Check the steps:
* Click Start and choose Run.
* In the window that appears, type gpedit.msc and confirm by clicking button OK.
* In the window that appears (GPO), select the left menu: Computer Configuration / Model administration / System.
* In the window right, double-click option Disable Autoplay.
* Check the box Active. (You turn off the automatic reader).
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