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

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    Jim Madsen Guest

    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).

  2. #2
    JS Guest
    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 ;-)

  3. #3
    Ottmar Freudenberger Guest

    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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    Jim Madsen Guest
    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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    John Guest
    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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    John Guest

    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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    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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    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    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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    MowGreen [MVP] Guest

    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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    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?

  11. #11
    Nina Guest

    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.

  12. #12
    MowGreen Guest

    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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    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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    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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