backport

backport

(software)
To make a feature from a later version of a piece of software available in an earlier version. Backporting of features enables users of the older version to benefit from a feature without upgrading fully.
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Rains also noted that the infection rates of both Windows XP SP3 and Vista dropped dramatically last year afterMicrosoft automatically pushed a "backport" updatewhich disabled AutoRun, a Windows feature that major worms, including Conficker and Stuxnet, abused to infect millions of machines.
"In this specific scenario, the operating system will treat the USB drive as if it is a CD/DVD because the type of the device is determined at the hardware level."<p>In other words, malware could still spread via such devices, which are identified as "U3 smart drives." Many of SanDisk's drives, for example, are U3-capable.<p>Microsoft said it would backport the AutoRun/AutoPlay changes to Windows XP and Windows Vista, but did not give any indication when it would do so.