AutoRun


Also found in: Wikipedia.

AutoRun

A feature in personal computers that runs a program on a CD/DVD or USB drive. AutoRun is considered a security risk because a virus could be unleashed when the medium is inserted, which is why it is no longer the default in Windows. The Mac AutoStart equivalent was also dropped in Mac OS X.

AutoPlay
AutoPlay is the Windows dialog box that appears when an external medium is inserted, offering the user options to play, run or view the content. The terms AutoRun, AutoPlay and autostart are used synonymously; however, autostart may have other meanings. See autostart routine and AUTORUN.INF.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Monitor who is on your network, avoid using untrusted devices such as USBs and have your administrators block autorun as a system-wide policy
The built-in AutoRun tool facilitates performing data analysis in large batches, with streamlined project setup and automatic unattended processing, which, in combination with Geneticist Assistant Interpretive Workbench, forms a complete NGS pipeline.
For example, ConfigSafe tells you what drivers have changed and AutorunCheck tells you what Windows Autorun settings have changed.
The most common threats in India are Win32/Bundpil worm, Win32/Sality virus, LNK/Agent.BZ and LNK/Agent.BS trojans as well as INF/Autorun, the most common variety of malware using the autorun.inf file as a way to compromise a PC.
The report said that hackers are using various malware like Botnet, Ramnit and Autorun to hack into devices to steal data, banking credentials, cookies etc.
Image-based poetry of Jallali taken from his second language which is French means from words of Paul Valery, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud Autorun Jacques blade tip, Louis Aragon and Paul Eluard.
"Scan computer system with the free removal tools, disable the autorun functionality in Windows, use USB clean or vaccination software, keep up-to-date patches and fixes on the operating system and application software, deploy up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware signatures at desktop and gateway level," the agency added.
Their programming tools AutoPlay Media Studio, Autorun MAX!, MSI Factory, Setup Factory, TrueUpdate, and Visual Patch have been used to deliver software to hundreds of millions of systems worldwide.
He further recommended disabling the 'autorun' feature on Windows machines as Vobfus exploits this when it arrives via USB drives and said that people should avoid clicking links on external websites to avoid falling victim to booby-trapped URLs, the report added.
Your friend would simply pop in the disc, and the autorun installer for each game included an option to install a "spawned" version of the game.
Once successfully installed, the agency said, "the malware calls home to remote domains and downloads executable files(svchosts.exe, folder.ico, Autorun.inf) on the root of the secure digital (SD) card which are capable of spying onto user personal computer.