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New Application to protect your Flash Drive and Autorun help

Hi folk's, new to the forum, and glad to be here. I just got interested in portable apps, and think they are great. My biggest worry has always been the thought of an unknown PC spreading a virus to my Flash Drive when I plug it in, and start to use my portable apps on that piece of equipment.

I found a what seems to be a great portable app solution. The Software is DriveSentry GoAnywhere. It acts as a firewall for your flash drive, will prevent virus's from loading on your flash drive, and currently it is free from DriveSentry.

http://www.drivesentry.com/products/go_anywhere.html

Here's my question. When I Installed the App it deleted the original Autorun.ini that PortableApps wrote. I figured out how to fix that problem by re-writing a new autorun.ini file.

What I really want to to is have DriveSentry start up and run (to protect the Flash drive right when I plug it in, and then launch the portableApps menu in the system tray automatically.

Any help would be appreciated. I see that some of you folks have written your own autorun.ini files along with combined .bat files to run multiple applications including CalmWin Portable.

I am not a programmer at heart, and just know enough to be dangerous. Anyone stepping up to help would be greatly appreciated.

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What I would suggest is

What I would suggest is writing a batch file to launch the first program then launch the second. Then make that batch file the thing that launches when the drive is inserted. Change the "Open=" line in the Autotrun.inf file to point to cmd.exe and then to that .bat file like so:

Open=cmd.exe PortableApps\launcher.bat

This will only work if the Autorun function is enabled on the target machine (same goes for the individual apps though too).

Note: if you find you need to pause for a few seconds while the first app loads, get sleep.exe and use that in between the two apps in the batch. Remember to include sleep.exe on the portable media. You could also use the sleep.exe included in the Win2k3 Resource Kit, but the first one I linked to is Open Source.

Autorun.inf Reference: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776823.aspx#open

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Well I guess that is what I

Well I guess that is what I am having the problem with. I am not quite sure how to write the batch file, or the autorun.ini file.

That is where I need the help.

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Hey

BuddhaChu, that's very complicated, hehehehe... I think the most easy thing to do is downloading here. It's Portable Apps Launcher from SmithTech... it's a little App that will launch your firewall, your PMenu and another App (lost.exe?) at the same time, without worrying for making batch files... Wink

BTW, am downloading this new App to try it, but it says it's a prerelease... Sad

autorun.ini?... I thought it was autorun.inf... ???

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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I didn't know that app existed

Hopefully the original poster can figure it out since it looks like you need some other files.

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me?

which other files?

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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you != original poster

original poster = Demo123

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java !=

java !=

Please search before posting. ~Thanks

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Thanks for the Lead

Well folks I just wanted to say thanks for the lead re: AppsLauncher. The software was exactly what I wanted. It is fantastic. Sorry about the typo (.ini), meant .inf (my bad).

These forums are very informative, because of folks like Aciaqo.

Thanks, again.

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me?

Thanks

Smile

EDIT: I tested the firewall... double click and double click and double click and... nothing happened. Sad

I tested on Windows Vista Home Premium

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report Biggrin

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