How To Disable / Enable AutoPlay In Windows 7
When you insert external media sources like DVD, CD, Flash Drive, external Hard disk into USB of your computer, with most default settings, Windows asks you with Auto Play pop-up on how to handle the media. Auto Play comes handy while using trusted plug-in USB devices or CDs. It also poses a security risk when a infected USB device/media is auto-played. Many virus, malware, and spyware make use of this feature to infect your PC. Here is how you can manage it.
1. Click Start—> All Programs—> Default Programs
2. In the following dialog box, click on “Change AutoPlay settings”.
3. In the AutoPlay dialog box, clear the check box for “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices”.
4. Click on “Save” button.
AutoPlay is now disabled in your system. You can always enable it anytime by checking the box “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” in step 3.