Security Guide: Preventing Windows Plug-and-Play Auto-Installation of Insecure Apps

Recently security researchers have discovered that is very easy to gain SYSTEM privileges using Razer mouse for example, since after plugging it in Windows will automatically install Razer Synapse software.

It is possible to block the auto-installation of software like this by configuring a Windows Registry value that blocks co-installers from being installed during the Plug-and-Play feature.

To add this configuration you need to open the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Installer Registry key, where you need to add a DWORD-32 value named DisableCoInstallers and set it to 1.

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