When faced with large Downadup potential, it may
be useful to disable autorun or USB sticks completely. This article refers
extensively to two Microsoft articles which explain how to do this.
Note: This article assumes that you are comfortable with editing the
registry and understand how to set access control lists and/or group policies.
To disable the Autorun functionality, refer to
this Microsoft article. It is also
desirable to disable Autorun on network drives by removing create rights from
the root of such a drive.
To disable the USB functionality, depending on whether the USB
storage has already been initialized or not (i.e. the first USB stick inserted
will cause installation), do one of the following:
For more detailed information, refer to the following
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