The Autorun feature is definitely a love it or hate it situation, and has proven to be more irritating than helpful.

Introduced originally when Windows 95 hit the scene more than a decade ago, Autorun intends to help beginners navigate through storage media, receive context sensitive prompts for external devices as well as install applications without any hassle simply through the automatic launching of setup executable files.

Developers were not the only ones who exploited this feature, but viruses and malware programs as well – now we have word that this feature has been removed as part of the bug fixes in the new Windows update. This will be applicable to the updates undertaken by Microsoft in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and Internet Server software. How do you see this situation?

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