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Malware Autoruns Get Weak Against Windows OS
In a recent survey by Microsoft, the number of Autoruns running on Windows OS has decreased significantly after the release of Windows 7. With the disabling of Autotun feature in Windows 7, malware are not able to affect the OS, which leads to enhanced security.
The latest updates released by Microsoft for removing Autoruns have seen the rate of infection from malware decrease rapidly. These updates were released by Microsoft for Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista in February in order to remove the root cause of malware-Autoruns.
Autoruns, relates to the auto-starting of application when you plug-in USB or run a CD/DVD in CD-ROM drive. As some programs have an auto-starting feature they do not ask the user permission to execute the programs. In these instances, corrupt data can be installed in your computer. Some of these applications may contain corrupt data which can lead to a malware infection. By disabling Autoruns, you will be able to safeguard against corrupt data or malware. There are certain malware that are able to install into your computer even if you have disabled the Autorun feature. Microsoft has tried to remove these Autoruns by releasing the latest updates that disables auto-play functionality of programs.
Since the release of Windows XP, there has been a steady rate of decline in terms of malware infections through Autoruns. According to analysts the updates have reduced malware incidents to 1.3 million, which represents 68 percent decline as compared to last year.
The recent updated of Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool has also played an important part in reducing the number of malware infections through Autoruns.