Re: auto run file

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>

thanks everyone for the info

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] auto run file

Search thoroughly on the internet and you will find there are risk free ways to do this.  I wouldn't, however, recommend it to anyone without technical knowledge.

On 3/22/2019 1:48 PM, Gene wrote:
Also, you said, if you put yourself at risk, not others.  If a machine becomes infected, it may cause problems for others, not just you.  It may be part of a botnet and take part in denial of service attacks, shutting down web sites.  It may be used by malware to mail spam, thus exposing people to phishing and other kinds of fraud.  The malware may try to spread itself to other machines on your network. 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 12:43 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] auto run file

The whole point of having NVDA on a thumb drive is to run it on other machines where it isn't installed.  Why would you want to run it on your own machine from a thumb drive in the first place?  I don't know anything about disabling this feature but it sounds to me as though if you do, you open yourself up to malicious software if you use a thumb drive from someone else.  I see no reason to take risks just to make running something easier. 
And you can run it very easily on your own machine without lowering security.  Create a short cut to the exe file on the thumb drive.  Then assign a short cut command such as control alt d or control alt a or whatever such combination you like.  That is so fast and convenient that there isn't any remotely justifiable reason to needlessly lower security for convenience.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 12:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] auto run file

Yes. But there are ways, and there are ways.  And as long as you run it on your own computer and put  yourself at risk and not others, then it will still work just as long as you know what you're doing.  Cheers!

On 3/22/2019 11:32 AM, Gene wrote:
Windows doesn't run autorun files automatically any longer from thumb drives as a security measure against malicious code running.  You can run Narrator, run NVDA, then close Narrator.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] auto run file

Hi Keryn.  Here is a sample of an Autorun.inf file.

Copy the below code:


Save the autorun.inf file onto the root of your USB drive.


On 3/22/2019 8:36 AM, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io wrote:

hi guys
is it possible to create an auto run file to place on a flash drive, so that the portable copy of NVDA will launch as soon as the flash drive is placed into the USB port?
if so how can it be done?

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