April 30, 2009
Microsoft to disable Autorun feature - YEAH
Microsoft plans to disable the Autorun feature in Windows 7 and release a patch to disable it in older supported version of Windows. It won't affect CD or DVD players, they will still autorun, but will disable USB ports. This is great news! There is so much malware out running around infecting USB drives that this had to be done.
Microsoft talks about this topic:
Kudos to Microsoft for taking this measure.