how to disable autorun in usb flash drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by anarkhos, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. anarkhos macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2009
    Hi all,

    I want to disable t-mobile's connection application from popping up everytime i plug in the 3g modem device. i'm connecting through mac os'x native interface so i don't need the heavy connection application from t-mobile.

    the 3g modem device presents itself also as a storage device so, a dmg present in the usb file system is fired as the usb device is plugged.

    thanks in advance
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    this is not autorun - autorun is a windows concept, not an OSx/Mac concept. What happens is that the file system sees it as a mass storage device and correctly mounts it as a volume and shows the .dmg file. This is normal behavior for the file system and not connected to running anything.
  3. anarkhos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2009
    thank you old-viz. but the thing is, i'm not seeing a finder window after pluging the device. what i'm seeing is an installer application. having a finder window open is not a problem but i don't want the system to open this installer application.
  4. anarkhos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2009
    and if i install the application, this time application itself pops up when i plug the device. it doesn't seem like finder showing a newly mounted file system. there's an application invocation and there must be somewhere stating this application to be launched
  5. stingray macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006
    I have the same problem - have you figured it out by now?


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