|How to Disable autorun in windows 7|
What is Autorun? Is it similar to autoplay? Are they really same, can we use them interchangeably, if yes why and if not why not? I know most of users doesn’t know the difference between autoplay and autorun. But after reading this article you will be able to distinguish between both terms. First lets start with similarities, both autoplay and autorun are terms coined by Microsoft and specially for windows platform. Both comes in picture whenever a user connects or mounts a new drive on his/her laptop or PC. Autorun and autoplay are actually configuration files which contains the list of commands that decides what action your Operating system should take when you connects or mounts a new media or drive on your system.
- The name and the location of a program to call when the medium is inserted (the “AutoRun task”).
- The name of a file that contains an icon that represents the medium in Explorer (instead of the standard drive icon).
- Commands for the menu that appears when the user right-clicks the drive icon.
- The default command that runs when the user double-clicks the drive icon.
- Settings that alter AutoPlay detection routines or search parameters.
- Settings that indicate the presence of drivers.