02-14-2012 02:07 PM
02-14-2012 02:57 PM - edited 02-14-2012 02:58 PM
The Fix-it tool was an earlier way to disable Autorun, and I think it disables the feature for all drives, including CD/DVD drives. I don't think the tool has any effect on the newer patch, but I am not positive (as you've discovered, Microsoft had made a complete mess of Autorun policy enforcement and sorting through all the documentation is not for the feint of heart). If CD/DVD autorun has been disabled and you prefer to keep it, try running the complementary Fix-it tool that undoes the change made by the first one. Then check your Autorun options in Vista to make sure that all are disabled except for CD/DVD drive. I don't think you've done any great harm.
02-14-2012 07:55 PM
02-14-2012 08:05 PM
02-14-2012 08:48 PM
Is the computer you are not seeing this on Windows Vista? Just want to be sure because for Windows 7 KB971029 is not required or needed since auto-run is disabled by default.
If this is on a computer with one of the applicable OS's shown in the KB article and you still don't see it you can download the update manually.
Hope this helps.
02-14-2012 09:38 PM
I checked my microsoft security updates and I do not see that I KB971029 at all. : (
inf act most of my updates dont start with KB97...... within the last year plus.
so now I'm pretty concerned that I dont have that microsoft update that disables auto run
I know I get my microsoft updates, automatically. I even got today's updstes.
But not sure why I'm missing this one
any further appreciated
Please double-check to verify that you don't have it installed:
On another note, the 'Scan drives results' entries your saw in your Scan History are the result of a manually initiated drive scan. If you run a 'Drive Scan' from the Custom Scan window, a 'Scan drives results' item will be written to the Security History when the drive scan completes.
02-15-2012 10:11 AM