I suppose someone had to write a program to do this bit of easy modification for the masses without much computer knowledge. I personally spend the first day or two (software wise) with any new computer locking it down hard.
Here's what you need to know about USB and viruses:
"You have to be more careful than ever when it comes to sticking things into little holes."
That's right, our pedophile readers, we're looking at you!
"If you want to put your trust in Panda, the company offers a utility called Panda USB Vaccine that disables the AutoRun feature in Windows."
I wholeheartedly agree. The only real trouble I've ever had with viruses (and I never really used an AV program) was this one virus that corrupted AutoRun, and duplicated itself on every single flash drive I plugged into that computer. Only Vista was immune (Vista's version of AutoRun displayed the options by default and allowed me to see the wierdly-named files before they executed), point in its favor I guess. I'll check out this panda vaccine...or I would, if I wasn't using Linux and pretty much forgot what a virus was.
Lol @ Evil, that's actually how I got rid of the virus.