How can I unblock autorun?

The Windows autorun function for all connected drives like USB sticks, CD/ DVD drives and network drives bears a high security risk. This helpful function is used by malware and unwanted programs as a loop hole for hidden infections on the computer.

That's why, Avira Realtime Protection blocks the automatic run of storage drives by default, except CDs and DVDs. The following warning will appear:

Avira Realtime Protection: Autorun blocked

If you like to deactivate this function, please open the Avira Control Center, click on ExtrasConfiguration, activate the Expert mode, then go to GeneralSecurity and uncheck the option Block autorun function.

General > Security > Block autostart function

Click OK to save the changes.

Affected products

  • Avira Professional Security [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Created : Friday, October 22, 2010
  • Last updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012
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