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quite recently i had a huge virus all my information being comprimised and my whole family member what happen was this virus spread through each computer where i put the usb in i learned that any autorun.inf file will run with the person clicking okie to autoplay. Funny thing is that no anti-virus detected it only happen after 4 month after my files were comprimised.

I dont want to make this happen in the future is their a way i can make a user not use the .exe files on xp because my sister frequently prints on my pc and puts in a usb. The only way virus can spread if my pc allows the .exe exection i tried limited user and adminitstator they all allow .exe files/////..................

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Hi kangaroo -

If you have Malwarebytes paid version this should prevent it happening - Your A/V may detect most but Malwarebytes should remove them -

If you think one or more of the computers may still be infected I have left directions below for you to follow -

We don't work on Malware removal or diagnostics in the general forums.

Please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

After posting your new post make sure under options that you select Track this topic and choose one of the Email options so that you're alerted when someone has replied to your post.

Alternatively, as a paying customer, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org

Thank You - :)

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Preventing the *.exe files from running would now work, cause a lot of the files needed for windows to work correctly use exe files. For example explorer.exe runs your desktop, iexplore.exe runs Internet explorer, calc.exe runs the windows calculator. So preventing the exe files would render your computer useless.

best thing to do is keep your antivirus current and install some other form of layered security. One would be to have the paid version of Malwarebytes, that way it would more than likely stop most infections and help you keep your computers clean.

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