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Flash drives Autorun viruses

I think removable media devices viruses, is one of the most annoying and time consuming computer problems ,or to be more specified Windows XP users problems, while Windows Vista and Windows 7 have the UAC (user access control) which require user to confirm the malicious virus actions before it happen, Windows XP lacking to a similar feature, so whats happen actually, simply thats what happen:
Windows XP by default configured to autorun any removable device (removable devies like CD-ROM, flash memorey, Mp3 players, digital cameras, etc...)
- The innocent user simply plug its infected device.
- Windows start to read from the autorun.inf file on the device.(Autorun.inf contain information
about the excutable file (the virus in our case) )

-The excutable file (the virus) run infecting your machine!

-The virus itself start to copy itself (and its autorun.inf) to all partitions, so each time you try to open any partition or device Windows autorun it back and infect your machine, or another machin…