cd rootkits

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  1. trekie12cat

    trekie12cat Registered Member

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    i have recently bought music cds and would like to play them on my ipod. but i don't want any software most espicaly rootkits installed. is there a warning like a prompt that ask you to intall something or is it ass automatic. can looking at the cd contses show me non music files or are they hidden. ps i have an old win98se machine if i can get the cd working it keeps opening even at bois. mybe i can clean it. but i heard that win98se does not support root kits so if they are on disk i should be able to see them right? and what about holding the shift key when putting the disk in?
     
  2. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    For those discs which require the installation of software before you can play them -- you will be prompted.

    As to whether or not the installed software contains malware -- you would have to scan the files before installing. You are, of course, at the mercy of the reliability of the scanner(s).

    In cases of surreptitious automatic installation via a .inf file and executable files on the root of the drive -- any program with execution protection will alert|block the automatic installation.

    Holding down the left Shift key while inserting the disc *should* prevent AutoRun.

    Whether or not you can view the files on the disc depends on how they were written to disc by the company.


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    rich
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    You can also disable the Autorun feature altogether.
    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  4. trekie12cat

    trekie12cat Registered Member

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    how do i disable auto-run? im on windows xp home.
     
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