Autorun virus – Microsoft patch KB971029

Posted on 28/10/2009 by


AutoRun is a Windows feature that allows files or programs to immediately run as soon as a removable media device, such as a USB stick or CD-ROM, is connected to a computer.AutoRun feature could allow malicious code to spread. One of the vectors by which the infectious Conficker, or Downadup, worm propagates is through pen drives / other removable storage medias

Microsoft has fixed a problem that prevents users from selectively disabling AutoRun features in an effort to stop the Conficker worm from spreading.

Microsoft said it recommends all customers to install the update, which affects all supported Windows versions.

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB971029)

// Windows6.0-KB971029-x86.msu

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB971029)


Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB971029)

// Windows6.0-KB971029-x64.msu

Update for Windows Vista (KB971029)



Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB971029)

// Windows6.0-KB971029-x64.msu

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB971029)

// WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB971029-x64-ENU.exe

Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB971029)

// WindowsServer2003-KB971029-ia64-ENU.exe

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB971029)

// WindowsServer2003-KB971029-x86-ENU.exe

Update for Windows XP (KB971029)

// WindowsXP-KB971029-x86-ENU.exe

– dgurl –

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