Why did Microsoft remove AutoRun from Windows?

dvarian

We transitioned from XP to Windows 8 at my office, and beyond the very different appearance, one thing I miss is the lack of AutoRun with USB devices, which was a minor thing, but convenient. Why did Microsoft remove AutoRun?

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jimlynch
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It's better for security, and for those folks who didn't like it anyway. No doubt some will not be pleased, but it was the right move for Microsoft.

kreiley
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Security. It keeps malware from potentially being installed as soon as you connect a flash drive through a USB port. 

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